Do any of you watch Criminal Minds? If so, have you noticed a change in the show? I've watched it for years and for the past year I have noticed that they have gone in a different direction. There are the murders, but I remember that they normally came in after the fact to investigate. Yes, there was gore, I could get past that because they didn't linger on it. I liked the characters in the show, so I could overlook the gore. But within the past couple of years, they have showed the murders, usually with torture of the victims. Too often it is familys, like this last episode. I just can't watch the intentional killing of even fictional TV actors.
I just think that there is enough misery in the world without including torture -as- entertainment into my life. I've been watching this show less and less, and the last episode was the last for me.
The same goes for shows like Two and a Half Men. I used to think it was hilarious. Now it is getting so raunchy and immoral, I quit watching it last season. Grey's Anatomy is one big screwfest. Those characters have absolutely no moral compasses. Quit watching that.
Never could watch CSI.. gross autopsys never did much for me in the entertainment department. Never cared enough about any of the characters to stick with it. I do like Bones, although it is mostly because I like the characters.
Don't like reality shows, with the exception of "So you think You Can Dance". Don't like to watch spoiled trash spill into my living room.. ie, Bachelor shows, Jersy folk, real life court shows etc.
The same goes for books. I used to love the Patricia Cornwell crime series with Kay Scarpetta. until it got to the point that it just seemed that she went over the top explaining exactly how the serial killers did their thing.
Is it just me? Do any of the rest of you notice the darkness passing as something meant to entertain us? I just don't look to any of this stuff as an escape.
Going to a quilt show tomorrow. I'll let you know how it is!