Robot in Disguise
- Jun 17, 2009
That is why I stopped watching Gotham. It was just too bleak and dismal.Silentpony said:I'm with you. I watch movies or play games or read books to feel excitement and hope, not just depression and misery. Life is terrible enough without inviting even more darkness in during your relaxation time.Canadamus Prime said:If that is what they are talking about then I kinda agree. Entertainment has gotten kinda dark and miserable. And I really hate dark and miserable.Silentpony said:I think media and fiction in general have gotten really dark, and it makes people feel uncomfortable and defeats the purpose of escapism.
Like: Man I sure am depressed about the stories of illegal immigrant girls being sexually assaulted at the border, I need to relax by watching Games of Thrones were underage girls are raped on screen.
Man, Campus rape is a real problem. I'll play House Party, where the main quest is to drug a girl at a party and then blackmail her to stripping and blowing you for the antidote.
Now there are plenty of alternatives and those specific examples, but over-all it does feel like fictional stories have gotten as dark or darker than real life and that's a worrying trend. Imagine having to go to work on Monday to escape the depression you feel watching the latest GoT episode.
For example I can't watch torture-porn movies. Saw, Hostile, the Purge, etc...even if the premise is they're bad people getting justice, its just 2 hours of people being graphically tortured and I refuse to invite those memories in.
Likewise those 'based off a true story' movies about the single mother, whose husband died in Iraq, getting raped by her boss and her struggle with depression that leads to her loosing her kids, her daughter goes to foster care where she is raped, and her son dies from a drug overdose, and the mother 25+ years later finally gets her life back on track and buys that dress she's always wanted. 80+ Oscars, all the awards, Jenny McVaren was great as the mother, etc...
Absolutely no fucking way. Its so fucking depressing.