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Old 10-25-01, 03:57 PM
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Violent TV shows

I want to get a popular opinion poll to rank the most violent show on television today...any ideas?
Old 10-25-01, 07:22 PM
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Cable, network, or sydnication??

Network I'd go with Alias, lots of hand to hand fighting and lots of gunplay, occasional deaths.
Old 10-25-01, 08:56 PM
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"Emeril" makes me violently ill, does that count?

Seriously, shows like "NYPD Blue" and "Law & Order" show the aftermath of violence more than the violence itself. I can't attest to the L&O spinoffs, because I haven't seen them. Doesn't "ER" have a lot of violence? There's always someone getting stabbed, shot, beaten, raped, etc., isn't there? I'm not a regular viewer, but it seems every time I watch it, there's violence.
Old 10-25-01, 09:54 PM
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How 'bout anything WWF?

Or Weakest Link? If looks could kill...

Old 10-26-01, 11:25 AM
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I guess either network or syndication, anything I can record would be useful. I saw Alias the first week when there were no commercials (that was a breath of fresh air). That was pretty graphic, and I was shocked at what they did to her fiancee, no holds barred!
WWF gets mentioned a lot but can you classify it with violence like shows with gunfights and lots of bloody assaults?

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Old 10-26-01, 12:24 PM
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Originally posted by tlcpsych
WWF gets mentioned a lot but can you classify it with violence like shows with gunfights and lots of bloody assaults?
I definitely think the WWF should be included. It may be 'cartoony' but the show is basically 100% about violence. The characters solve their issues by fighting with and without weapons, commit revenge crimes, and it does get bloody.

I can't think of any TV show that regularly shows 'bloody assualts;' and a gun fight lasts a few seconds and is usually sans blood.
Old 10-26-01, 04:39 PM
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Originally posted by Charlie Goose

Seriously, shows like "NYPD Blue" and "Law & Order" show the aftermath of violence more than the violence itself. I can't attest to the L&O spinoffs, because I haven't seen them.
CSI also shows- in graphic detail- the aftermath of violence; mostly decaying corpses with flesh eating beetles crawling on them.
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Originally posted by lorenzoh
CSI also shows- in graphic detail- the aftermath of violence; mostly decaying corpses with flesh eating beetles crawling on them.
Yummy!!

I've seen a couple of shows -- don't remember anything like that.
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The itchy and scratchy show!!!!
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i would say the Sopranos by a mile ! some of the violence shocked even me
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