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May 9th, 2019

With The Mentalist as background TV, I briefly considered the idea of a crime-solver that were a sort of anti-Holmes, solving crimes not because of their analytical skills, specialized knowledge, and/or capacity for assholery, but rather because of their empathy.

Then I realized I had just described Will Graham (yes, he's competent and knowledgeable, and during, like, five minutes in the first episode they set him up as a sort of CSI, but that didn't last long; he's pure, borderline supernatural empathy, righteous violence driven not by his being superior to others but by his feeling exactly the same).

That, of course, did not end well.

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