I think television is too saturated with crime dramas, particularly ones like CSI that have spin offs for various cities. There are only so many murder and crime stories you can tell before they star to sound the same.
Dexter was something my 21 yr old son said, was real bad.Even he felt it was way too much!
I think it also can lead to making me depressed,because I want to be entertained...Not shocked out of my poor brain.
In some, nothing is too shocking, and that is not entertainment.
.............and we're not being saturated by those pathetic, brainless 'reality' shows' of EVERY description?
Give me a Crime Drama anyday over them!
But, I do wish they'd stop having those 'dysfunctional' kids' in them! Why the current 'craze' for that? The worst is the girl who plays 'Erin Reagan's' daughter in 'Blue Bloods'. She can't act, her hairstyle is just plain ugly, her voice is 'untrained'. She 'contributes' nothing to the show or any scene she's in. I wish her 'TV father' would take her to 'Frisco with him! I just FF on my VHS tape of show, when she's featured.
Even 'Castle' has got his Mother & Daughter in it! Painful!
At least the UK 'whodunnits' don't have this annoying aspect! 'Barnaby' has his grown-up daughter, & she's a good actress!
Some series' are better produced than others', but that's 'normal'.
I think the very first 'Crime' show I saw was '77 Sunset Strip', & I've loved them ever since!