I am addicted to crime shows, dramas and true crime. I have loved Law & Order since the very first season. I remember Kevin Spacey’s guest role a show called “Crime Story.” (Interesting note: This is also the first fictional drama that former police officer Dennis Farina starred in.) I never missed an episode of Twin Peaks. My current favorite shows are all crime dramas…CSI (the original one), all of the Law & Order shows, The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Eleventh Hour.
I like true crime stories, too. I just cannot seem to get enough. I used to sit up, sometimes all night, watching a show about prisons in the United States. Nothing graphic, just about different prisons and how the system is supposed to work. I like Notorius and City Confidential, too.
I can’t remember if I’ve always like crime stories or if it something that happened to me in later life. Part of me thinks its a relatively new thing, maybe since the rape. I watch them as a way to reassure myself that no matter how bad things were for me they can always be worse. Or maybe I watch them to find out if there was something I could have done to better protect myself. Or maybe I just watch in order to know that I’m not alone, that terrible things happen to everyone, no matter how safe or careless they are.