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TV's Ugly Betty - a hummer in the first five minutes

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by poindexter, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. EE94

    EE94 Guest

    Just curious. Would you have had the same reaction if you were watching 24 or somesuch show and people are being shot, maimed, blown up?

    That kind of content is on regularly in prime time and I find that far more disturbing than sex.

    I would have had the samer reaction about the blow job scene - and I have a 12 year old daughter as well - but I tend the screen out the violence more than the sex.
  2. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    The point was and is, shouldn't that be acknowledged in the parental ratings?
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Only if there's a pop shot...
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I don't watch any of that stuff, so I don't know. I realize that all 12 year olds are different, but some of that violence is pretty intense. My daughter cried for days over March of the Penguins, and won't watch the old movie Stand by Me, because I mentioned there was a dead person in it.

    Just let me know what's in the show, whether it's violence, humjobs, money shots, pearl necklaces, beheadings. That's not too much to ask.
  5. Kaylee

    Kaylee Member

    Sex and violence have never been on the same footing, be it TV or movies. Seems like movie producers have to tap dance around a lot of sexual no-no's, while two-hour torture fests like "Hostel" and "Saw XXVII" rocket straight to No. 1 with the same R rating a movie like "The Godfather" would get.

    But at least Poin has the first step down, that being a concerned parent.
  6. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Sex is taboo. Violence is not.

    Something's wrong with that picture.
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