If one watches a lot of these shows now one has to come to the conclusion that psychos, sociopaths and amoral people are the heroes of our time. Ray is maybe two of these or all of these. The new type of writing always shows the personal side of these people--oh, he has a family and he is a loving husband /father. This was true as well in the vastly popular 'Sopranos'. They're not truly bad, just motivated by love of family. They don't really break the law--they just follow the trends like the Stock Market, twisting it a bit. His brother hates and would kill all homosexuals but he's really just a good kid who was molested (BTW, I was 15 too once and I never met a healthy male teen who could be made to do anything they didn't want to--just ask their parents and peers.). His wife isn't a former hooker or dominatrix, she's just a girl who didn't have the opportunity to get much education. His daughter isn't a borderline on the rise--she's just being a teen. His father isn't a bad ex-con, he just got some bum deals in life and wanted to avenge his son's bad priest homo abusers. Let's all rally round the 'deez, dem, doze' boys and show them how much we appreciate all they've done to bring culture into our world. The one saving grace of the this show is that it probably comes closest to revealing the real Hollywood as it is and was. People with money and power are always corrupt. Macbeth will always do the wrong thing but that's why we like him and identify with him isn't it? I used to watch film and tv to escape the horrors of life; now it just pulls me down even further into it. I used to read about man's atrocities to man. Now CGI brings it home so I can actually see people beheaded, brains splatter, rape, torture--all in 3D!!! Lucky us!!!!
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