Reservoir Dogs & Friends

I recently watched Reservoir Dogs again, I like it. It reminded me of when I was a teen and it was launched, it was almost banned in some countries. It had people shocked and it was the film to watch as a teenage boy, knowing who Mr Blonde was almost became a right of passage and Stuck in The Middle With You was stuck in everyone’s head. Now though, the violence is timid by modern standards, other than the language I could see it now being ranked as a 15 not an 18.

Some of you may also remember how Friends was recently released on Netflix and branded as sexist and homophobic.

In the same time period where people were shocked with Reservoir Dogs, Friends was on evening TV entertaining families.

So, what’s the point of this? I just wonder what happened to our society where we have become completely desensitised to torture but hyper sensitive to a TV show that was once seen as family entertainment?


© 2019 David G Chambers. All rights reserved.

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David Chambers grew up in Coventry in the 80's and 90's. A time and place not known for literature, he was never the less raised on a road named after Robert Louis Stevenson. His walk to school took him through roads named after Joseph Addison, Rudyard Kipling and Charles Dickens. Oblivious to the inspiration he followed his career advisor into engineering and spent the next couple of decades forgetting his earlier love of reading and writing stories. Finally, a change of role left him with lots of flights and nights in hotels. After filling his spare time with reading he decided it was time to create his own stories and finally put pen to paper.

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