Welcome Friends and movie lovers to Terry Knows Movies. Terry Huddleston is an artist who can be found showcasing his artwork at conventions and shows across North America. He’s also a ravenous consumer of movies and a bit of an armchair critic. Let Terry share his knowledge with you as mixes old school and new school nerd knowledge to tell you exactly why a particular movie rocked or sucked.
It’s been awhile since we’ve had a new TKM and this one is a doozy! Terry takes a look at a trope that’s become quite popular over the past decade of television: White Guys Behaving Badly. No longer the protagonist of the coming of age adventure story (See Terry’s Magical White Girl video for more on that trope), White Males have now become the stars of tales where morals and honour are thrown out the window. These days, it’s not uncommon to have the “hero” of a series be a drug dealer or a crooked cop or a megalomaniac. And this hero does some terrible things and gets away with it. In fact, we the audience are cheering him on! The character usually happens to be white.
From Breaking Bad to Mad Men to The Walking Dead, there are a lot of White Guys Behaving Badly on Television. What is it about these guys we find so cool and why does a white protagonist who’s doing “bad” things equal ratings? It’s a mystery that maybe Terry doesn’t know the answer to. Give the latest vid a watch to see if he can explain this one.
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