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(The Hollywood Reporter)   TV's latest obsession? Serial killers. Well, at least it isn't vampires, zombies, werewolves, or karaoke contests   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 31
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2013-06-29 09:59:35 AM
Why don't they do a show about a parallel killer?
 
2013-06-29 10:02:10 AM
They sell what people want to buy. If more people just turned the crap off, they'd be force to come up with something new. Well, in theory, anyway.
 
2013-06-29 10:11:08 AM
Dexter prequels?
 
2013-06-29 10:12:09 AM
Latest?  This shiat goes in cycles.  We had vampires and other overblown monsters all through the nineties - how soon we forget Forever Knight and Beauty and the Beast.  Serial killers on TV's been old hat since Angela Landsbury made the death toll of a sticksville town skyrocket into the stratosphere.
 
2013-06-29 10:26:58 AM
This is happening now? It seems as if it's been Serial Killer Television since around the time X-Files, Profiler, Millennium, the other one with Rosanna Arquette's ugly sister and on and on.
 
2013-06-29 10:30:55 AM
Anything is better than more karaoke.
 
2013-06-29 10:33:02 AM
Media's latest obsession : writing online articles that are not quite correct and are completely unnecessary just to fill space.
 
2013-06-29 10:47:12 AM

LarryDan43: Dexter prequels?


No more Dexter. I love the show, will watch the last season, but it should have ended last season after Dexter killed his Mom's killer. Circle closed.
 
2013-06-29 10:56:52 AM
I'd care more if this didn't come from Brent Bozell's network of bozo media critics.
 
2013-06-29 11:04:07 AM

KhamanV: Latest?  This shiat goes in cycles.  We had vampires and other overblown monsters all through the nineties - how soon we forget Forever Knight and Beauty and the Beast.  Serial killers on TV's been old hat since Angela Landsbury made the death toll of a sticksville town skyrocket into the stratosphere.


"Amateur detective Jessica Fletcher, played by Angela Lansbury, encountered a total of 274 killings in the small town in Maine, despite it having a population of just 3,500.
This gives it an annual murder rate of 1,490 per million - more than 50 per cent higher than Honduras, where it is 910 per million."


I think it's just an extension of the police procedural.  It just allows us to see both sides of things and, with a show like The Following or Hannibal, lets us get to know the criminal as well, rather than switching out new bad guys every week.
 
2013-06-29 11:18:47 AM

KhamanV: Latest?  This shiat goes in cycles.  We had vampires and other overblown monsters all through the nineties - how soon we forget Forever Knight and Beauty and the Beast.  Serial killers on TV's been old hat since Angela Landsbury made the death toll of a sticksville town skyrocket into the stratosphere.


Same thing with movies. We go in cycles. Ghosts, vampires, psychos.
 
2013-06-29 11:21:52 AM
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Latest?
 
2013-06-29 11:27:01 AM

kukukupo: Why don't they do a show about a parallel killer?


What, a guy who kills with old printer and SCSI cables? One way to get rid of them, I guess.
 
2013-06-29 11:30:25 AM

kukukupo: Why don't they do a show about a parallel killer?


What about a perpendicular killer?
 
2013-06-29 11:32:17 AM

simplicimus: kukukupo: Why don't they do a show about a parallel killer?

What, a guy who kills with old printer and SCSI cables? One way to get rid of them, I guess.


I could dig it...
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2013-06-29 11:55:33 AM

kukukupo: Why don't they do a show about a parallel killer?


Mass murderers hit a little too close to home at the moment.
 
2013-06-29 12:59:48 PM
... and Hannibal seems to be the only one of quality.
 
2013-06-29 01:28:35 PM

FeedTheCollapse: ... and Hannibal seems to be the only one of quality.


The Following started well... but the secondary characters were weak. By the end, none of the protagonists were doing anything that remotely resembled actual US law enforcement work or procedure. It was like they continuously wrote themselves into corners and weren't sure what to do next.

Every episode of Hannibal was better than the prior one. It really felt like they had a season-long plan for that show.
 
2013-06-29 01:30:44 PM
You know what? I could just murder a bowl of cornflakes right now.
 
2013-06-29 02:19:19 PM
We need someone to replace Dexter but why?
 
2013-06-29 02:23:37 PM

eddievercetti: We need someone to replace Dexter but why?


People watch these shows. The only advantage Hannibal has over Dexter is that Dexter's been getting real sloppy, which Hannibal hasn't,
 
2013-06-29 02:41:35 PM
The NFL on CBS has moved that direction.
 
2013-06-29 02:46:07 PM

I Ate Shergar: You know what? I could just murder a bowl of cornflakes right now.


Have you ever tried torturing Mini-Wheats?
 
2013-06-29 02:59:57 PM
Criminal Minds is about a serial killer every episode.  Its been on for a while at this point.  And Dexter is in season 8 or so.  They are just copying what works.
 
2013-06-29 03:03:43 PM
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Charlie Kaufman: The only idea more overused than serial killers is multiple personality. On top of that, you explore the notion that cop and criminal are really two aspects of the same person. See every cop movie ever made for other examples of this.

Donald Kaufman: Mom called it "psychologically taut".
 
2013-06-29 05:12:46 PM
What? More TV shows with him...
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2013-06-29 07:23:40 PM

simplicimus: eddievercetti: We need someone to replace Dexter but why?

People watch these shows. The only advantage Hannibal has over Dexter is that Dexter's been getting real sloppy, which Hannibal hasn't,


Dexter was doing fine till his sister decided she wanted to sleep with him.  That would throw anybody's concentration off.
 
2013-06-29 09:55:01 PM

clkeagle: FeedTheCollapse: ... and Hannibal seems to be the only one of quality.

The Following started well... but the secondary characters were weak. By the end, none of the protagonists were doing anything that remotely resembled actual US law enforcement work or procedure. It was like they continuously wrote themselves into corners and weren't sure what to do next.

Every episode of Hannibal was better than the prior one. It really felt like they had a season-long plan for that show.


Bonus, it gave Bryan Fuller a chance to get the leads of Wonderfalls and Dead Like Me back on TV again.
 
2013-06-30 02:37:43 AM

clkeagle: FeedTheCollapse: ... and Hannibal seems to be the only one of quality.

The Following started well... but the secondary characters were weak. By the end, none of the protagonists were doing anything that remotely resembled actual US law enforcement work or procedure. It was like they continuously wrote themselves into corners and weren't sure what to do next.

Every episode of Hannibal was better than the prior one. It really felt like they had a season-long plan for that show.


I heard that The Following was originally supposed to be only a 13 episode one shot, then FOX threw money at them for a second season AND lengthened the first season to 15 episodes.  Might be kind of hard to keep having to change targets in that environment.  Still, I enjoyed it and am looking forward to second season.

I can/t believe that no one has commented on the fact that the the report the article is based on is from that tool Brent Bozell.  Seriously, fark him.

Also the comments section is beyond insane... Like if Alex Jones and Sarah Palin had kids and left them to fend for themselves in a crazy dystopian child rearing experiment.
 
2013-06-30 08:41:57 AM

lack of warmth: simplicimus: eddievercetti: We need someone to replace Dexter but why?

People watch these shows. The only advantage Hannibal has over Dexter is that Dexter's been getting real sloppy, which Hannibal hasn't,

Dexter was doing fine till his sister decided she wanted to sleep with him.  That would throw anybody's concentration off.


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2013-06-30 08:42:58 AM
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