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#1  Postby Voltage » Sep 27, 2014 1:37 am

For the past 5 or so years,i have been absent from mainstream tv and shows.That happens when u get hooked on Korean dramas.Meaning I avoided shows that are highly coveted like Games of Thrones,Breaking etc.

This summer,i took a break to catch on some shows.And maybe because a hug and holding hands is the most intimate thing u will find in some korean drama,i found i was not prepared what i saw on American shows.

Are there more boobs and boners on tv or has my innocent shows making it seem more?.

For example,i watched the show *You`re the worst* I couldn't believe it. Same with Married.
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#2  Postby Sciwoman » Sep 27, 2014 3:39 am

Depends on what you mean by "American shows." If you mean shows from older networks like NBC and such, I doubt there is much more sex than previously - although it may be alluded to more frequently. On cable networks, it depends on which network and which show - some are pretty tame and some are damn near soft-core porn.
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#3  Postby Fenrir » Sep 27, 2014 9:02 am

Was great on the old Rank Arena. These newfangled flat screens are frankly a pain in the arse.
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#4  Postby Calilasseia » Sep 27, 2014 9:55 am

If you think American TV is bad, try watching some Dutch or Italian reality TV shows. In the latter case especially, rampant on-screen shagging is practically compulsory. But you have to remember, of course, that Italy is the country that gave us La Cicciolina, otherwise known as Ilona Staller, a former porn star who conducted an entire election campaign for the Radical Party in the 1980s topless. And who capped it all by performing on stage with a rock band wearing nothing but Chanel no 5 on election night (yes, you can picture the obvious jokes here). Three guesses how successful that campaign was. :mrgreen:

And, of course, Italy also gave us Silvio Berlusconi and his Bunga Bunga parties. However, he's in a spot of hot water over those, courtesy of soliciting and paying an underage girl for sex. Plus, these parties weren't televised, though you can bet several Italian TV companies were kicking themselves for not slipping secret cameras into Berlusconi's villa. :)
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#5  Postby BlackBart » Sep 27, 2014 10:05 am

Fenrir wrote:Was great on the old Rank Arena. These newfangled flat screens are frankly a pain in the arse.


:lol:

I had to think about that one... :shifty:

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#6  Postby Thommo » Sep 27, 2014 10:15 am

Was there any sex at all in breaking bad? I don't remember any.

Game of Thrones is full of it, but it's not representative.

Overall I think pretty much nothing generalises from those shows, and I'm not aware of any major change in content in the last five years.
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#7  Postby BlackBart » Sep 27, 2014 10:23 am

Can't say I've ever seen a boner on broadcast TV. :dunno:
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#8  Postby Thommo » Sep 27, 2014 10:28 am

BlackBart wrote:Can't say I've ever seen a boner on broadcast TV. :dunno:


Only in animation.
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#9  Postby Horwood Beer-Master » Sep 27, 2014 10:35 am

Strangely, I've noticed the opposite trend in recent years in the UK. Ever since the internet became a big thing there seems to be a lot less 'filthy' stuff on late-night TV. The stuff Channel 4 & Channel 5 used to broadcast in the early hours back in the 90's would be almost unimaginable on a mainstream channel these days.
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#10  Postby BlackBart » Sep 27, 2014 10:39 am

Thommo wrote:
BlackBart wrote:Can't say I've ever seen a boner on broadcast TV. :dunno:


Only in animation.


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#11  Postby BlackBart » Sep 27, 2014 10:41 am

I've noticed a drop in sex on TV, but I just assumed I wasn't seeking out as much as I did when I younger. :dunno:
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#12  Postby Thommo » Sep 27, 2014 10:55 am

BlackBart wrote:
Thommo wrote:
BlackBart wrote:Can't say I've ever seen a boner on broadcast TV. :dunno:


Only in animation.


:shock: I'll never look at Spongebob in the same way again!


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#13  Postby Mike_L » Sep 27, 2014 11:46 am

As I recall, NYPD Blue (1993 - 2005) was a "pioneer" when it came to nudity on network TV (specifically the ABC network).

Says Wikipedia (under the subheading 'Controversy')...

The series included greater nudity than was common on broadcast television, which prompted Rev. Donald Wildmon and his American Family Association (AFA) to call it a "soft-core porn" series and take out full page ads in major newspapers, asking viewers to boycott the show. 57 of ABC's 225 affiliates preempted the first episode, mostly in smaller markets comprising 10–15% of potential viewers. The show's ratings success led most affiliates (and advertisers) to end their opposition. By the end of the first season the show was a Top 20 hit and protests by the AFA were countered by support from Viewers For Quality Television.

In 2005, L. Brent Bozell III told Time that the nudity on the series influenced him to establish the Parents Television Council, in which he served as president from 1995 to 2006. The PTC has directly criticized several episodes of the show for perceived vulgarity and filed complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the use of obscene language in several episodes aired in early 2003, at the last half of the tenth season of the show, associating the series with a perceived increase in profanity and violence on prime-time television from the late 1990s to early 2000s. The FCC ruled that the language in the episodes was indecent but decided not to fine ABC because the episodes aired before a 2004 ruling that obscenities would lead to an automatic fine. However, on January 25, 2008, the FCC fined ABC $1.4 million for the episode "Nude Awakening" that aired on February 25, 2003, due to scenes of "adult sexual nudity". The fine was ultimately rejected by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on January 6, 2011.
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#14  Postby purplerat » Oct 07, 2014 8:32 pm

BlackBart wrote:Can't say I've ever seen a boner on broadcast TV. :dunno:

Outside of actual porn I don't think I've every seen a nude erection on a television show or movie.
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#15  Postby Animavore » Oct 07, 2014 8:38 pm

purplerat wrote:
BlackBart wrote:Can't say I've ever seen a boner on broadcast TV. :dunno:

Outside of actual porn I don't think I've every seen a nude erection on a television show or movie.

Then you haven't seen films by Lars Von Triers.
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#16  Postby BlackBart » Oct 08, 2014 1:47 pm

Nope.
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#17  Postby Mike_L » Oct 08, 2014 6:09 pm

Wikipedia has got a page on unsimulated sex in mainstream movies. The list of movies in which the performers "do the dirty" for real is quite extensive...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsimulated_sex
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#18  Postby I'm With Stupid » Oct 09, 2014 1:47 am

Mike_L wrote:Wikipedia has got a page on unsimulated sex in mainstream movies. The list of movies in which the performers "do the dirty" for real is quite extensive...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsimulated_sex

Although usually not actually the performers you think are doing it. Lars von Trier uses porn actors for anything involving actual sex, which is ironic, because his Dogme rules explicitly forbade any simulated actions on screen. But then that's Lars von Trier for you. Writes a set of rules just so he has something to break.
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#19  Postby I'm With Stupid » Oct 09, 2014 1:54 am

Horwood Beer-Master wrote:Strangely, I've noticed the opposite trend in recent years in the UK. Ever since the internet became a big thing there seems to be a lot less 'filthy' stuff on late-night TV. The stuff Channel 4 & Channel 5 used to broadcast in the early hours back in the 90's would be almost unimaginable on a mainstream channel these days.

Hmm, I'm not sure this is the case when you're talking about sex in normal shows. What has disappeared are the thinly-disguised porn that used to appear on late night Channel 4 and 5. "Documentaries" about lap dancing clubs, or old "art films" that are basically softcore porn. Obviously the demand for that sort of thing is no longer there for obvious reasons. But I think in proper dramas, you see it just as much, if not more. I haven't seen either show, but I've heard there's a lot of sex in programmes like The Tudors and Rome. And going back a bit there's the Channel 4 dramas like Shameless and Skins that didn't shy away from sex scenes, and even further back, Queer as Folk, which was the first to put gay sex into mainstream drama.
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#20  Postby quisquose » Oct 09, 2014 12:36 pm

Thommo wrote:Was there any sex at all in breaking bad? I don't remember any.


There's some boobs and masturbation in the pilot episode, and then there's the scene where Walt tries to have sex with Skyler in an aggressive manner but stops after realizing she doesn't want it.

After that, pretty non-existent.

Damn good programme though, even though Bryan Cranston will always be Hal from Malcolm In The Middle for me.
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