• Worst of the Week

    Can Double Entendres Be Indecent?

    by  • November 15, 2014 • Broadcast Decency, Profanity, Sex, Television, Worst of the Week • 10 Comments

    WARNING: EXPLICIT DIALOGUE AND DESCRIPTIONS

    It’s not exactly unusual for the PTC to criticize Family Guy.  It’s consistently among the most offensive programs on television, and it’s particularly problematic given the fact that it’s animated and consequently naturally appeals to kids.  Much of Family Guy’s most shocking content has been chronicled by the PTC during...

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    Worst Show of the Week: The Cleveland Show

    by  • March 6, 2013 • Worst of the Week • 7 Comments

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    One week after exposing adult Hollywood actors to his horrendously racist and sexist “humor” during his performance as host of the 85 th Academy Awards telecast – thereby drawing outraged comments from everyone from feminist bloggers to the Jewish Anti-Defamation League – this past Sunday, Seth MacFarlane was back to his more familiar stomping...

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    Worst Show of the Week: Criminal Minds

    by  • February 21, 2013 • Worst of the Week • 2 Comments

    In an interview in New York Magazine from September 2012, Mandy Patinkin railed against the show Criminal Minds, which he starred in from 2005-2007: “The biggest public mistake I ever made was that I chose to do Criminal Minds in the first place,” he says. “I thought it was something very different. I never...

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    Worst Show of the Week: The Following

    by  • February 7, 2013 • Violence, Worst of the Week • 0 Comments

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    Hollywood has frequently been accused of romanticizing violence, but few works have been so deliberate about doing so as Fox’s new series The Following. Awash in blood, gore, and allegories to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, the series draws the connection between Poe’s gothic-romanticism and violence as a form of art. Whereas forensic...

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