No longer do we have as our protagonist characters, even the flawed, striving toward heroic behaviour. Lorca is a damaged man who chooses to do wrong, who uses rule breaking to dominate, and who continues to do so. Burnham is no better, the end justifies the means. Yet here we have it, we covet the qualities of the antihero because being good is apparently boring, being bad achieves results and is compelling. You have to admire writers who have been able to create complexity and develop long running characters that were predominately admirable because they are at least striving to do 'right'. Is it easier to write the antihero?