Cause And Effect Essay On Dexter

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Dexter is an American TV drama series based on the novel written by Jeff Lindsay, aired on Showtime from October 1st 2006 to September 22nd 2013. The story centres on a ‘Miami police forensics expert [who] moonlights as a serial killer of criminals whom he believes have escaped justice’. The series use a first person narrative from the point of view of the main character, which make it very personal. Although, the show won a number of awards - which include Golden Globes in 2010 and Primetime Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2007 - and received positive reviews from the critics, much concern has been expressed by the Parents Television Council (PTC). PTC viewed that Dexter was unfit for public television due to the fact that the show encouraged the…show more content…
In fact, finding non-violent, not crime-based programmes would be extremely difficult after watershed. Criminal Minds, CSI Miami, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Dexter are the prime examples of shows that dominate[d] airwaves after eight P.M. Although Pluralists would argue that a range of shows, which include crime dramas, is beneficial to the public (as it provide the audience with greater choice), Neo-Marxist suggest that an increase in violent TV shows may be a form of manipulation planned by bourgeoisies. In ‘The Killers Among US: An Examination of Serial Murder and its Investigation’, Egger (1998) argues that serial killing is spectacularized by the mass media in its discursive production of a genre that satisfies the culture's obsessions with violence. It could be, therefore, argued that the steady rise of representations of violence was initiated by the audience’s need for these programmes. Also in her essay, Azela Macdonalds (2), refers to 'The Aesthetics of Murder', in which Joel Black (1991) recounts Edmund's Burke enthusiasm of an eighteen-century public that gathered to witness the execution of Lord Lovat. In 18th century, people considered public executions as as pleasurable, as watching thrillers is for the audiences

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