• ‘A moral laboratory': what attracts us to the dark side of TV?

    11 days ago - By The Guardian

    From Nordic noir to true crime, gritty entertainment has become the perverse antidote to the chaotic times we live in In a world whipped into a maelstrom of division, with social and political turmoil, and climate crisis, television has provided - if not a panacea - a means of escapism. In this age of upheaval, with the hands of the doomsday clock edging unfathomably close to midnight, one would be forgiven for presuming that levity is what most TV viewers want from their screen time. Yet, it seems, audiences' hunger for depictions of darkness on screen has never been greater, nor more...
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