Censors Up in Arms About THE WALKING DEAD
In a recent story over at walkingdeadrumors.com, it is announced that PTC are up in arms over The Walking Dead's TV-14 rating. Tim Winter of the PTC released a statement regarding their problems with the show.
What problems could the PTC seriously have with the most popular show on tv today? I mean it's not as if the AMC series is in any way horrifying, bleak, or stomach churningly gruesome now is it? Read on for a statement from PTC member Tim Winter..
“Throughout its run, the AMC program ‘The Walking Dead’ has featured some of the most graphic and brutally intense violence and gore imaginable. The intensely violent content has included depictions of the cleaving of human skulls with a machete,” Winter continues, (that was an awesome scene, by the way) “extreme gun violence including graphic depictions of blood and brains splattering after gunshot wounds, and the use of a sharpened human bone as a weapon to stab another character. Clearly, this is content appropriate to an adult-only audience, but AMC has rated every single episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ as suitable for a 14-year-old child.”
Currently The Walking Dead is on a mid season hiatus until February. If the PTC holds strong on it's never waving stubbornness and ever reaching influence, what could it mean for the series when it returns or even come September when Season 4 premiers? Currently, The Walking Dead is the number one most successful show on television with millions of viewers each week. If they are forced to tone things down, will it mean a loss of viewers? Or would they rather take an R rating?
“The Walking Dead” season 3 will be returning to AMC on Sunday, February 10, 2013. The series is an American television drama series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma to find the world dominated by flesh-eating "walkers", resembling the zombies of George A. Romero's horror movies.
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