When watching an award show, the average person may feel a sense of pride when a celebrity from their country comes out strong.
Without a doubt it can feel great to know someone successful is representing your country, or city, or whatever, but does this mean we are obligated to be proud of them solely because of where they were born?
Justin Bieber started out as an average kid from Stratford, Ontario, who had a dream of becoming a successful musician. However, I think we all know his dream has instead rapidly turned into an almost frightening market scheme.
Whether it’s for excessive amounts of sexual content, swearing or violence, CBS’s Showtime television network has definitely been recognized for its controversial programming. Popular television series Dexter is perhaps the most talked-about in this regard (have you heard Debra’s mouth or seen Dexter work a knife?). The show’s notorious fifth season is certainly no exception.
For those viewers who haven’t been tuning in each week (fourth season spoiler alert!), last season’s finale was quite the blood bath — literally. Our favourite serial killer found his son, Harrison, sitting all alone in a pool of his mother’s blood. She had been murdered in the bathtub of their beautiful Miami home as the result of Dexter’s involvement with the “Trinity killer”. After a finale like that, it was no surprise that the premiere of the fifth season would bring in quite a few viewers — and it did: approximately 2 million tuned in giving Showtime its best premiere in over 15 years. Continue reading