Think of your favorite TV show. Be it drama, comedy, reality, or even the news, almost all plot lines are based in general mistrust. Without mistrust, there is rarely any conflict and without conflict, there is no reason to keep our eyes glued to the screen. Walter White lies in basically every single episode of Breaking Bad, eventually losing the trust of everyone he loves. In Game of Thrones nearly every character plots on how to destroy the rest of the characters and obtain ultimate power.