Back in the day, villains like Moriarty or The Master looked like this:
These days, they look like this:
Is the replacement of the dignified British gentleman with the snarky, smart-ass young British brah a commentary on current young, white male society, or just a coincidence of appealing to a younger demo with the heroes of said franchises?
Although if we look at a show like Luther, especially in its second season, we see a lot of the young, white, privileged male as sociopath.
So are young, white males the new, hip villains (at least on the BBC)? The same way Russians were in the 80′s and serial killers in the 90′s? And if so, what does that have to say about our own insecurities?