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(@elad-repooc)
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When I watch the episodes on Now TV, they always start with a warning. Sometimes it just says "this episode contains flashing images", but when it says "this episode contains bad language, violence, and disturbing images," I get really excited about what I'm about to watch. 

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Posted : 09/08/2017 11:17 am
(@chris_sampson)
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The UK version of Shameless was the best here: violence, language, nudity, drug taking...

I know we live in the age of Generation Snowflake, but does anyone really switch off because of these warnings?

"We're in the version layer..."

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Posted : 09/08/2017 11:50 am
(@b-randy)
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Naw, I think it's required for the FCC here in the states. I also think it's used to entice.  Just like the OP said, I get all excited when I see warnings, the bigger, badder, and scarier, the better!

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Posted : 09/08/2017 12:00 pm
(@elad-repooc)
Roadhouse Regular

Yeah, it's just a legal requirement. 

Even with kids, I think they can handle a lot more than some adults think they can. I was recently sitting down to watch a comedy show with my 11-year-old nephew and I suddenly realised, "Oh, wait, it contains swearing," but he said, "Yeah, that's fine". When the swearing happened, it didn't bother him at all. And he doesn't go round swearing, so it's fine. 

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Posted : 09/08/2017 12:45 pm
(@mj_gilbert)
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I am watching S2 with my 14 year old son right now. He hasn't seem Maddie die yet, and I don't think he'll like it.

I would not have him watch s3 yet, not because of the swearing, certainly. 

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Posted : 09/08/2017 1:42 pm
(@b-randy)
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Posted by: MJ Gilbert

I am watching S2 with my 14 year old son right now. He hasn't seem Maddie die yet, and I don't think he'll like it.

I would not have him watch s3 yet, not because of the swearing, certainly. 

Or the nudity, or the graphic violence, or the sexual situations.......

Definitely a grown up show.

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Posted : 09/08/2017 1:55 pm
(@samxtherapy)
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I worked on a comic book, years ago, on which we placed a warning:

Contains nudity, violence, bad language and smoking.

I was a 40 a day smoker at the time but the tide had already turned against the habit so I thought I'd make a point of it, just to be a wise ass.

Over here, back before we had multiple channels, one of the stations, Channel 4, used to place a red triangle in the corner of the screen of any show that contained sex, violence and stuff like that.  Of course, their viewing figures went up for the red triangle shows but in general, British TV is relaxed about such stuff, provided it's shown after 9pm.  Even back in the 1970s, full nudity was shown on telly.  Not often, and you can bet that some people got annoyed about it, but by and large, nobody really cared.

I don't think - note, think - content warnings are mandatory here, at least on terrestrial stations, except for the flashing images warning, which is, after all, potentially a health hazard for some.

Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum

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Posted : 09/08/2017 2:39 pm
(@elad-repooc)
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In recent years I've thought the 9pm watershed thing was a bit arbitrary really. It's like they're assuming no children are going to stay up watching TV past 9pm, or that no children will have TVs in their bedrooms. I had a TV in my bedroom. Aged 12 I would fall asleep to series 2 of Twin Peaks.

I also had some fun times as a teenager staying awake to watch Eurotrash on Channel 4, but that's a conversation we'll have to save for after 9pm when all the kids on welcometotwinpeaks.com are safely tucked up in bed being read bedtime stories about Winnie the Pooh...

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Posted : 09/08/2017 3:04 pm
(@samxtherapy)
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It's arbitrary but enforceable in law.  Ofcom can fine or suspend a broadcast license for anyone not following it.

Anyhow, at least parents know when there's likely to be something they don't want their kids to watch.  Saying that, I wouldn't want my kids watching stuff like Corrie or Eastenders.

Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum

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Posted : 09/08/2017 3:15 pm
(@judy)
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The "nudity" warning for Ruth Davenport's headless corpse was interesting.

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Posted : 09/08/2017 3:17 pm
(@100monkeys)
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Posted by: SamXTherapy

It's arbitrary but enforceable in law.  Ofcom can fine or suspend a broadcast license for anyone not following it.

Anyhow, at least parents know when there's likely to be something they don't want their kids to watch.  Saying that, I wouldn't want my kids watching stuff like Corrie or Eastenders.

What's "Corrie" should i google? ( i am over 18)

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Posted : 09/08/2017 3:18 pm
(@ame-solitaire)
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Posted by: charlesheld

The "nudity" warning for Ruth Davenport's headless corpse was interesting.

Was there one for Major Briggs Missed matched head and nude body in episode 1?

«That's the kind of girl to make you wish you spoke a little French».
- Gordon Cole.

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Posted : 09/08/2017 3:26 pm
(@samxtherapy)
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Posted by: 100monkeys
Posted by: SamXTherapy

It's arbitrary but enforceable in law.  Ofcom can fine or suspend a broadcast license for anyone not following it.

Anyhow, at least parents know when there's likely to be something they don't want their kids to watch.  Saying that, I wouldn't want my kids watching stuff like Corrie or Eastenders.

What's "Corrie" should i google? ( i am over 18)

Coronation Street.  A long running, much loved British soap that perpetuates negative stereotypes about working class people from the north of England, much as Eastenders does the same for Londoners.

I hate them both with a passion and as long as there's a breath in my body, my children will not be allowed to watch 'em.

Coppula eam se non posit acceptera jocularum

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Posted : 09/08/2017 4:04 pm
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Posted by: laughingatsky

I also had some fun times as a teenager staying awake to watch Eurotrash on Channel 4, but that's a conversation we'll have to save for after 9pm when all the kids on welcometotwinpeaks.com are safely tucked up in bed being read bedtime stories about Winnie the Pooh...

Margarita Pracatan is best viewed behind closed doors 😉

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Posted : 09/08/2017 4:11 pm
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Posted by: laughingatsky

When I watch the episodes on Now TV, they always start with a warning. Sometimes it just says "this episode contains flashing images". 

Hi sky,

Flashing lights can easily trigger convulsions in an epileptic.  🙁

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That's strange - even for Cooper

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Posted : 09/08/2017 5:11 pm
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