Essay 224 – Crime novels and TV crime dramas are becoming popular

GT Writing Task 2 / Essay Sample # 224

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

In many countries today, crime novels and TV crime dramas are becoming more and more popular.

Why do you think these books and TV shows are popular? What is your opinion of crime fiction and TV crime dramas?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.


Model Answer:

Nowadays, in many parts of the world, crime fictions and TV crime shows have grown increasingly popular. This essay will discuss the logical reason for this trend before venturing any opinion.

The reason behind this growing popularity of crime fictions and TV shows is that people have an inherent aspiration for justice. We also have a continuing need for resolution and our psyche desires that good wins against evil, yet the world we live in cannot match our expectation for justice. While browsing online news sources or the daily newspapers, we are bombarded with negative news insisting that incidents are beyond our control. In this grim reality, escaping from reality and immersing in crime-related show or novel very often offers us the resolution we may otherwise lack.

Moreover, it is a genre where good mostly wins and evil is punished ultimately. Thus, the compelling reason for the popularity of crime-related fictions and TV series is that this genre brings criminals to justice. Finally, these stories and shows are fast-paced and come with suspension and thrills which excite us as readers and viewers. So, with the availability of the internet, and streaming services, such programmes are becoming popular faster than ever.

For me, however, crime thrillers or dramas offer an ideal combination of horror and safe. To illustrate, when a viewer starts a crime show, there is one thing they can be fairly sure that the protagonist will vanquish the antagonist, save the child, catch the terrorist, or prevent the globe from being devastated, in most cases. For me, as a viewer, the triumphant smile of the hero is quite important; because it reminds me that there is hope and that there is someone out there, no matter how ordinary, who will take a stand.

To conclude, viewers and readers are interested in crime based TV series or novels these days, more than in the past, due to their intrinsic need for justice, but my interest in this genre is limited to the significance of the victory of the good over the bad.

One Comment to “Essay 224 – Crime novels and TV crime dramas are becoming popular”

  1. In many countries today, crime novels and TV crime dramas are becoming more and more popular.

    Why do you think these books and TV shows are popular? What is your opinion of crime fiction and TV crime dramas?

    Nowadays, crime novels and crime serials are becoming more and more popular as they combine the sense of thrill and curiosity irrespective of the age and gender of the audience. However in my opinion the popularity of these crime novels and dramas creates negative impacts not only on the youths but also on society as a whole.

    Humans are always enthusiastic about the unknown, and curious about uncertainty and thrilling events. And these series and stories offer those ingredients pretty perfectly. This is why they are so popular. With the widespread availability of TV, the internet and smartphones, those thrilling stories and novels and ubiquitous. With the fast-paced and busy life, people want something thrilling to enjoy and make the best of the time they spend reading or watching those stories. This is another reason for the popularity of such crime novels and dramas.

    These shows and crime stories provide ideas and notions of how others perform robbery or street crimes. For instance, they create the whole story before murder or rape; give all the possible clues and options. Secondly, in many such shows or novels, the robber, criminal or the thief is the hero of the story, so it excruciatingly fascinates most teenagers. It harms society as a whole. Instead of focusing on the crime subject, the writer may consider promoting human values and beliefs, ensuring practicality by the means of various activity-based shows and stories.

    In conclusion, in my perception, these shows and stories may inspire youth to take a criminal as a hero, and commit crimes that are unacceptable to society. It would be far better to present stories to youths that crimes of any sort are heinous and they should be given the message that crimes have to pay very badly.

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