New TV season: anti-heroes are out, geeks and nerds are in

 

It used to be that nice guys finished last. And the old saying was never more true than on US TV, which in recent years has been all about embracing the anti-hero in the form of a mob boss, a corrupt police officer and a devious Wild West 'entrepreneur', to name but three. 

Even if our heroes weren't as black as Tony Soprano, Vic Mackey and Al Swearengen they still tended towards the morally ambiguous.

This year's most endearing shows take that a step further, celebrating geekiness rather than disguising it.

(Source: The Guardian UK)


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