Sorry, You Are Not Like Any of the TV Characters

  • Take a moment: look at your life, look at your choices. You are not Rust Cohle just because you spend all your time watching Rust Cohle. Frank Underwood isn’t influencing your decision to play marry/fuck/kill with all your coworkers. And Sherlock Holmes isn’t giving you carte-blanche to say every Aspie thing that comes into your head. This is not your design.

    Here is how you are wrong about what your favorite TV shows are saying about you.

  • House of Cards You think you are a sociopath obsessed with power. You are actually just a nerd who is too into quorums, Chinese diplomatic relations and illegal downloads.

  • Game of Thrones You think you are a sociopath obsessed with power. You are actually just a nerd who likes dragons.

  • Hannibal You think you are a sociopath obsessed with murder. You are actually just a nerd who likes moody atmospherics and dark whimsy.

  • True Detective Ditto, except swap out "whimsy" with "antlers" and "bullshit pseudo-science." (Antlers can also work for Hannibal, actually.)

  • Sherlock You think you are in love with sociopaths. You are actually just a nerd who likes Benedict Cumberbatch and slash-fic.

  • Scandal You think you are a strong woman and/or gay man obsessed by power. You are actually just a nerd obsessed with pantsuits.

  • The Good Wife Same.

  • GIRLS You think you are a nerdy hipster. You are actually just a sociopath.