One of the best shows to date was inspired by the original horror comics. Penny Dreadful, or bloods, were cheap violent novels that were popular during the mid-to-late Victorian England. They were more or less eight pages per installment. During their time they were considered second rate and gory. Writer G.K. Chesterton was a avid defender of the up and coming genre. Chesterton argued that the novels were "the most moral part of the modern fiction." (https://www.britannica.com/art/penny-dreadful)
Education for me was almost a get away. Growing up in an urban environment makes one think that they are in an experiment almost. PBS, Create, History Channel and The Smithsonian were all ways where I could travel without leaving Indiana. For my friends and I, being told by almost every adult that we had something to prove because we were from the "worst district" gave us all some short of fire under us all.