WSJ has a review of the new tv show, My Generation. Apparently in the show, Enron touches the lives of two families. So sayeth WSJ:
And the crumbling of Enron touched two characters’ families. Disillusioned by the downfall of his father, a top executive at the company, Steven (Michael Stahl-David) gave up his MBA dreams and moved to Hawaii. Meanwhile, Kenneth’s (Keir O’Donnell) dad, an Enron investor who was financially ruined by the collapse, killed himself.
I am not too much of a curmudgeon to realize that yes, it works as a plot device. But I fear this helps to spread the myth that there was a wave of suicides after Enron, when in fact there wasn’t. One precious soul, Cliff Baxter, killed himself. Nobody else did.
And the fact that someone would give up his MBA dreams and move to Hawaii is just… that’s lame. I don’t think any kind of non-violent zeitgeist event would have that kind of effect on any rational person. But it’s tv and it’s Enron so anything goes.