As for the fascination with with serial killers on TV, I honestly hadn’t thought about it much. I happen to be a fan of the crime genre on the rare occasion I watch tv shows anymore, even if I don’t particularly have a fascination with serial killers myself. But they do always seem to pop up, even if the show doesn’t entirely revolve around that concept. I suppose you’re right about the rubber-necking analogy. I think it might also partly be a case of writers wanting a continuing storyline in the genre, which serial killers lend themselves to better than one-time killers. But regardless of the reasoning, thanks for pointing it out. It’s something interesting I might not have otherwise noticed. 🙂
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Meanwhile, the hackers have billed this big cyber heist as a Game of Thrones breach, even though they don’t appear to have any unreleased episodes of the popular murder not-a-mystery show. A couple of unreleased episode outlines have showed up on the internet, but unless they’re holding ou, that appears to be the extent of the Game of Thrones information the hackers have stolen. Episode four of season seven did leak before it was aired on HBO, but that was allegedly the work of two employees of an India-based distribution company who have since been charged, not the hackers. Update: Now four people have been arrested in conjunction with the leak.