We used to want heroes. Sure they had their flaws, but they remained the good guys. Now we’re securely in the Age of the Antihero, particularly in television, where many of the best recent dramas are carried by characters whose moral choices are suspect at best.
Antihero: A protagonist whose character is contrary to that of the archetypal hero, yet typically retains many heroic qualities. They are bad, but not evil. They often fight villains, but [...] Read Post
When critics talk about TV antiheroes, they tend to rattle off the same dull list of names: The Sopranos' Tony Soprano, Mad Men's Don Draper, Breaking Bad's Walter White — men with dark secrets and problematically flexible moral cod... Read Post