24's torture scenes like an emotional toxin?
Watching the torture scenes on 24 is the psychological equivalent of eating mercury-tainted fish, so says psychotherapist and author of a book called Democracy's Little Self-Help Book in a column on BuzzFlash.
Calling the viewing of torture scenes akin to watching a sadistic peep show, Peter Michaelson said he thinks 24's viewers are "absorbing emotional toxins." "America hasn't embraced torture as a device, literary or otherwise, but we're sure flirting with it," Michaelson wrote.
Maybe he should team up with the angry letter writer to the Aspen Daily News who wants like-minded Americans to boycott 24. They'd better hope that Mike "The Brawler" Doyle doesn't read blogs or newspapers.