This, in fact, is the only reason I continued to watch "I Love Dick," the show about the lady who was so smitten by the author of some gravitas, Dick, Kevin Bacon's character. I would hate to think my review would be thrown out because I "didn't finish the show," and still hope it's not simply because I chose not to watch these unnecessary elements.
The fact is, I enjoy watching new shows. But I am increasingly bothered by how often studios continue to put senseless nudity and profanity in their shows and movies (I tend to think it's all senseless, except where historically necessary, like in Schindler's List). As a result, we've stopped watching Rated R movies, and even much PG-13 entertainment is starting to push the boundaries and fall in the "No Go" category for us.
This new Jean-Claude Van Damme show is no different. It was better than the other two, but if I saw them in a second episode if this pilot "won" the survey, I would not continue to watch it. Why? Simply because I don't need to, and would rather maintain my viewing sensibilities than continue to watch against my better judgment. The continued use of profanity and skin will have me moving on as I have from every other show that believed these elements were somehow necessary.
- What did it add to the show?
- What percentage of the country's population do you believe cannot wait to hear/speak vulgarly or see naked men or women regularly in their TV programming?
- Would a larger viewing demographic be reached with extensive language and nudity, or without it?
Please remember that, for countless Americans, we possess movies and TV show seasons on DVD or digital devices. We can "survive" easily on these (or nothing at all) if the media we're given is needlessly bothersome.
Give us shows like this that are fun, but without all the "mature" content, and you'll see more and more people watching these shows, even with their kids.
And why would you be missing out on that revenue? Simply because you value language and skin more than profit.
And it really is that simple.
Personally, if I was over a company that made a decision like that, I would fire the ones responsible for not thinking about the consequences of their decisions.
But that's just me, right?
After all, I'm just one man....
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