Originally Posted by NewChief
It's salon.com. It has to have some agenda in anything they print. I do agree that there are people who like it for the reasons stated. I'm unsure whether it's ironic or sincere in the way it plays with those predilections.
It's not sincerely playing to the begrudged, fantasizing white dude set. This show isn't Dirty Harry
. It isn't Falling Down
. It does overlap with some of those fantasies, but either to demonstrate how flawed they are or to have the audience question why they thought a scene was so awesome when, really, it's indicative of something awful and/or pathetic.