Posted July 14, 2013on:
Nothing gets me to switch television channels faster than when I see some man (or woman) entering a room or empty house with arms outstretched pointing a gun at an unseen villain. The networks and cable stations must have conducted some kind of survey that shows there’s a large segment of imbecilic viewers who consider this high drama and will tend to watch shows where detectives and police officers enter abandoned houses or vacated buildings with weapons in hand extending both arms. And that is usually followed by massive on-screen violence. It’s time that television and movie producers realize that when they show these stupid sequences involving violence it’s actually a powerful form of visualization for some viewers with warped minds, and can trigger real-life violence.