Unless you’re in the middle of a complete social media blackout, then you know that Sunday night’s season premiere of “The Walking Dead” was BRUTAL.
Negan bashed in the heads of TWO of Rick’s friends with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire repeatedly, until their skulls were MUSH. One of the blows even made an eye pop out of its socket.
For a lot of people, it was too much to take. Not surprisingly, the Parents Television Council is among those who think the show went too far.
PTC president Tim Winter even called for a rating higher than TV-MA for this level of violence. And he accused the show of being LAZY. Quote, “The creative team has resorted to the graphic violence as a crutch for what used to be better storytelling.
“When you can’t figure out what lines to write, you put something in easier, which is a graphic depiction. To me, it’s too much.”
He also called for cable “unbundling”, so that consumers get to pick what individual stations they want or don’t want.