Life and Faith: Heart of Darkness

From Breaking Bad to House of Cards - why is so much good TV these days so bad?

So many of the most obsessively followed TV series these days – Breaking Bad, House of Cards, True Detective, Daredevil, Game of Thrones – hold up a truly bleak mirror to human nature. What is the appeal of the antihero? And what does this trend tell us about our attitude to ourselves, the society we live in, and our hopes for the future?