I find violent films or TV series increasingly upsetting and troubling. Why write something that dwells on our darker side? Why show suffering in graphic detail?
I understand that we have a fascination with our inhumanity to our fellow man and there has always been a desire to poke at society’s open sores.
I understand the power of the violence in The Sopranos to make us face and deal with testosterone fuelled machismo and what we do with it when it surfaces.
But the sick series of deaths and the titillation of a manipulative story line in Trigger Point is on the other side, the wrong side, of that fine line.
What do you think?