E & I recently started watching The 100 on Netflix. I had no idea it was on the CW and had I known, chances are we never would have watched it. I don't like watching shows that have to be censored because of the channel it is on. I like to see the real deal type shows.. which brings me to the reason for my post..
Game of Thrones is criticized hard for how realistic it is. For example, one of the main characters is raped by her brother (also a main character) and the shitstorm it received was crazy. In the TV series, The 100, there's a scene where a 16 year old girl falls for a grown man (30ish) and they eventually make love. I'm not sure if it received any criticism because I wasn't aware of this show when it first came out but I can only assume it did. I know I said "No. No. No" over and over again until the scene was over.. which btw was really freaking long.
My question is.. do you prefer shows to be realistic to the story they are portraying or would you rather not have scenes similar to the ones above? I know folks get uncomfortable with rape scenes, as they should because that's a huge no no.. but at the same time, I prefer that shows are as real as possible. It makes me believe that the show is staying true to itself.
In case you missed it, I am not okay with rape nor do I think it is a normal thing.
All I'm saying is that in shows like GoT, rape was a common thing in that era. They didn't have consequences nor did people give a shit if it was happening. Other things they show.. men that are gay or bi, little boys training to go to war, beheadings and more. I'm not for or against these things but I appreciate the creators being brave enough to show these things in order to stay true to the story.
There are a ton of shows that have been hated on like GoT..Dexter received a lot of shit for being so damn violent but the whole show was based off a serial killer. Weeds got the same thing because it involved marijuana, guns and cartels.. again, the name of the show is Weeds. Masters of Sex finished their second season and some folks still think the content was too strong. What are folks expecting from shows these days?!
So my question again is..do you prefer shows to be realistic to the era they are portraying (staying true to the story) or if you would rather they skip scenes (ex: violence, sex, drugs) to make the show suitable for everyone?