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Teaching How to Get Away With Murder

I came across a post from a local talk show host who intimated that shows such as "How to Get Away With Murder" should be we moved to cable networks and not be on network tv. Why? Because obviously people will get ideas about how to carry out fool-proof murders such as the beheading at the food production facility in Moore, Oklahoma.

Like CSI or some other faux science shows that already telegraph how to avoid discovery and tracking. Lesson One is always stay off the grid. Wear gloves. Use cash only. Learn the location of recording devices and timestamp electronics.

One can read the biographies of famous grifters and serial killers to see their techniques. It's not the ones watching television that the masses need worry about. And most murders are not well thought out, but kneejerk reactions. So, watching a prime time serial isn't going to become Mass Murderer University.

The specific show in question is on ABC. That same network that brought you Celebrity Splash. Celebrities diving. Was there a sudden uptick in instances of dives and diving instruction? I am guessing no.

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isabbbela wrote on January 15, 2015, 7:13 PM

I am not sure if I agree with that. If crime shows gave people ideas of how to commit crimes, to be shows like CSI and Law and order, that have been around for a long time, would have been banned. Not to mention the news always show violence and crimes and tell you how they were done, and nobody blames them for anything.

VinceSummers wrote on January 15, 2015, 7:42 PM

There was a show once in which a man -- was it McGyver? -- would use household chemicals and objects to break free from imprisonment or whatever. As a chemist, I recognized a lot of the "chemistry" was phony.