My wife's started watching the series, The White Queen. It's one of these typical modern series where every character is despicable, save for a few naive waifs who serve only as emotional fodder to be cut down by the hordes of nasty ones.
What gives? Why are all these series devoid of heroes and full of villains? Is it because Hollywood no longer believes that heroes exist? Is this all they know in their personal lives? Or is it that they think they're "keeping it real?" Maybe evil characters are more fun to write and act, so why shouldn't everyone join in the fun.
All I know is that I find them utterly unwatchable. In each case, all I want is an episode where they all die helplessly and the only dialog is them writhing and moaning about the pointless nihilism of their lives.