Kind of OT - about cop shows, etc.
I remember when the TV show "Cops" came out. I simply couldn't watch it. I saw a couple, and it just seemed so dumb to watch. What a complete horror show the way it helped pave the way for reality TV...
I can't even stand to watch any cop/crime dramas anymore. Well, with a couple exceptions. The constant propaganda just gets to me now and gives me an icky feeling when watching it.
I think one of the worst is CSI: Miami. I would totally watch a show of that if the main characters were all killed off. They simply represent some of the lowest scum. My main issue there is how they blatantly break the law in vicious ways, but somehow these are still the "good guys". As if we're supposed to swallow that. It's a sick story. However, I'd separate that from shows like "The Shield" where there's no pretense of the cops being "good guys".
It's the message that "it's ok for police to murder people because there's the 'good guys' and you need to shut up and trust them" which I find sickening.