Monday, July 06, 2009


Just finished watching the 3rd season of Dexter. (No I don’t have anything better to do in the summer.) It’s a popular show about a serial killer who kills other serial killers. Like all shows of this kind, its strangely addictive. I mean…u get to watch a guy slicing other guys and get away with it, without feeling any guilt whatsoever! And if even that doesn’t float your boat, there’s the sex scenes with ample nudity. TV’s never been better!

I mean…its simply brilliant! It takes a lot to cut it with the viewers these days. Violence has to be taken to this whole new level. And the hero here is freaking amazing! He just doesn’t kill people, he cuts them up into pieces, wraps them in bundles and feeds the fishes. And today’s viewers cant be too naive…I mean…nothing is black and white u know…its all gray and today’s viewers are kool enough to handle it. I mean…after all, he is just killing the bad people, and not like he can help it…he is putting his need to kill to good use, to clean up the streets! And not like the show says he’s okay…it makes it clear that he’s a monster and not all can handle it. Bull shit!

No matter how nice the monologues may sound…its all bull! The thing here is pretty simple…all of it is sick. The idea of the show, they way it can attract us and the fact that we have gotten to a stage where this can be openly dished out says a lot about how we r evolving as a race. Heck its not just the killing bit…the show is dishing out some other fantastic ideas too. For example, it’s a ‘scientific fact’ (?) that serial killers are born to be serial killers. Cause they have a specific type of brains! (Yep, that’s right, it’s apparently a gene thing, so, yeah, a serial killer’s relatives are also likely to be serial killers!). And oh yes, we should understand that serial killers are just…different u know…may be even better…like they are supreme the Lion! Fucking fantastic!

Wonder what else we can expect on TV? How about a little incest? Nothing like a li’l guilty pleasure to make your day. U know…it doesn’t have to be all bad…after all, it was quite okay in ancient times…it keeps the blood pure. Any may be it would be something that’s absolutely necessary for the survival of the species after a messy war or global disaster or something like that. Heh…there could really be a show like that one of these days…and we’d be watching that too. Wonder if these signs mean something...


Z said...

You remind me of this guy.

or is it the other way around. anyway take a look at this one.

Kazi Rubaiat Imam said...

well, I can't remember, but i am pretty sure soap operas have incest or "the next best thing".

Since you mentioned human race, psychology, etc... should listen to Tool's Vicarious. Its about this almost.

And i wonder how much of it is cultural, like it says in the song, most will watch killing and bloodshed, war through tv screens, but for some country out there in Asia or Africa, its reality. We can stand by and watch a cow get slaughtered and have its meat the same day... i'd expect a lot more becoming vegitarians if that was in other parts of the globe. Whos in touch with reality, and whos not?

Weatherman said...

Tanm, I hear u. Actually,...i like voilence on screen as much as the other guy. God knows I love Tarantino films. And I just cann't imagine becoming a vegetarian! Who knows where the line is...or if there should be a line to begin with. Its just that...these days, sometimes I feel we are taking on a bit more than we can really handle.