Sunday, May 01, 2005

Jocasta Complex

In Greek mythology, Oedipus killed his father and married his mother. Such is called the Oedipus complex. The act of being in love with one's son however is called the Jocasta complex, named after Oedipus' mother. The latest CSI episode is based on the latter theory. Both are equally incestuous.

Committed took place in a state mental hospital, home to the criminally insane. The whole set up fits the theme and the place very well, there was even this funny downpour which does not seem to stop and last throughout the whole show. Anyway, back to the show. Joanne McNell was the woman who has Jocasta complex and had an affair with her son after her hubby passed away. Adam Trent was so messed up by his mother that he became a serial rapist and was locked up in this hospital. His lover, Robbie was the guy being killed. Incest, affairs and insanity, all ingredients for murders!

Perhaps I am a little wecko myself but I find Committed rather interesting. I liked the whole theme of the criminally insane and the dreary atmosphere. It just sets me in the mood for a good night story!

Well, what do you expect from a girl whose all time favourite books are Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal and whose favourite author is Patricia Cornwell!

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