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Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by Sixto, Jan 21, 2013.
It's still not appropriate for 9pm IMHO.
Then don't watch it.
It is fine for me... That is why they built in an 'OFF' button on the television....
So when they put hard core porn on a bunch of network channels in prime time, that won't bother anyone either.
Gotcha - no accountability for having any standards anymore - I smell what's cooking.
Good advice - suspect many others will follow it.
Way to take it way too far.
Actually....that's precisely what was being suggested.
Something they are prohibited from doing. I guess you should stick to The 700 Club and Touched By An Angel reruns. If this is too much for you, then please refrain from watching the news or paying attention to the real world events around you...you'd never recover from the shock.
Gotcha...I'll watch my news tonight to see the exact same depth of gore content.
Thanks for your insights.
You are very welcome. Anything I can do to help, as usual.
No one is forcing anyone to watch anything. If it's "too gory" for you then don't watch, just don't ruin it for those of us who want to watch it.
This type of "case" is made any time lines get crossed in programming.
The key issue was availability at the current timeslot on network TV, easily available to most <21 year olds. If it was on at 11pm or later...that's another story.
As many in the media have already pointed out, it's an optional cable-channel caliber gore program shown on a national network channel in prime time. There's plenty of this stuff on Showtime, etc. to keep the Dexter-kinda-programming fans oozing in gore to their hearts content.
Under 21? Oh good lord...you'd place more limitations on this program that those that receive an NC-17 rating. If a minor has across to this show then that is the choice of their legal guardian. You'll start burning books and declaring Elvis-type Rock n' Roll as evil next. Welcome to 1956.
There is no "line" as you say. There's no definition of what is "too gory" for what time slot. This is just something that people have made up in an effort to force their beliefs on the rest of us. If you don't like it don't watch, it's pretty simple, but don't dictate what I can and can't watch.
There is no 11pm slot for network TV at all and you know that. Who are you to decide 11pm is the desired time anyways??? And 21? GIVE ME A BREAK!
So? That's a lame statement... "There's plenty of..." Please... There's plenty of reality shows yet we continue to get them. You don't see me calling my local affiliates or the press because there's too much reality. You know why? I don't try to dictate what others should watch!
WOO HOO - those were good times. :up:
But actually more like 1986. Disco was the root of all evil ya know.
Still -there were common sense standards.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Just out of curiosity have you seen Full Metal Jacket? It was on this weekend is why I am asking. The scene in the "HEAD" when the marine shoots Sgt. Hartman is pretty gruesome. The Following is tame compared to it.
Ever hear of the FCC?
I guess one gal's wardrobe malfunction at the Suprebowl is worthy of fines whereas suggestive gore is just great. Those are lines just waiting to be crossed, whether people are in denial or not.
Enjoy - nobody's gonna change anyone's minds here on the definition of "acceptable" levels of violence.
Yes, well aware of the FCC but they have no "line" that says all gore must be shown after 11pm. That's something you just made up.
Now you're comparing apples to oranges... The "wardrobe malfunction" was something that really happened. The Following is a TV show that is made up. Now if FOX were showing something like Faces Of Death you MIGHT have a point.
Then quit imposing your beliefs on us by trying to get a show taken off the air because YOU find it "too gory".
Really? The FCC has no specific programming "time limitation" on assessing gore, but tends to focus on prime time and encourage "adult" programming during later hours. Nothing new there for decades - nor "made up".
Programming standards are programming standards...they may be red or green...but they're all apples.
It would seem equally clear that those who promote this kind of programming are "imposing" their beliefs of acceptability - two sides on a coin.
Choices are nice.
Likewise...everyone's views are of equal value.
Enjoy the program.
Bingo. It also had the highest # of viewers in the 9PM time-slot.
Okay, it's time to discuss The Following.
Standard and Practices would be a different thread.