Why are conspiracies rarely good? With the exception of Operation Valkyrie, the failed conspiracy to kill Hitler, conspiracies are mostly, in the wise words of Will Smith, guys who “were up to no good.” Why don’t people conspire to pick up trash along the highway or help underprivileged children? Instead it’s always Cold War this, and government cover up that.
One good thing to come from all this intrigue is the secret agent man. He’s smart, handsome, and a little bit dangerous—unless you happen to be his girlfriend or female assistant, in which case he is very dangerous (RIP Bond Girls).
And although it’s fun to watch conspiracies unfold on the big screen, it’s very unsettling to think about a government conspiracy to read your emails and listen to your phone calls. What if I’m judged for still liking Tamara from The Real Housewives of O.C. even though she’s a horrible person? Or what if my love for Pretty Little Liars gets me put on some list I don’t want to be on? When I first started watching Person of Interest I thought, “Hey, this is fun, though a little farfetched.” Now I’m pretty sure it’s a documentary.
To see all types of conspiracies play out, head to TiVo Central, select “Find TV, Movies, & Videos” and “Browse TV & Movies” to find the “Before Wiki Leaked” collection.