This is an interesting accusation, but where are the example of this behaviour,
and what criteria is being employed by the writer to define "explicit"?
This is a rather vague report.
I don't believe this study but then again I don't believe anything
that The PTC since they are always wrong. Its parent's job not the
government and TV is no worse than what it was 20 or 30 years ago. As for the TV
rating system, I don't believe it needs to be tweaked like The PTC says the
networks do a good job policing themselves.
I haven't watched TV for who knows, and thanks in part to the worsening
selection of options, but I enjoy the outdoors and people more.
Years ago at family reunions I watched my great aunts and uncles clown around
with songs and skits. It was explained to me that before television that is
what people did. They entertained themselves in their living rooms.I and my parents were of the TV generation. Limited use but the culture set
what we watched.My kids watch and create YouTube, essentially people
singing and clowning around in their living rooms. With a Roku these are often
broadcast on the family set and terrible content gets quickly passed over. They
pick the content. They never watch network TV and even Netflix is getting used
less and less.Nearly full circle. I expect as the culture continues
to degrade we will be more and more on our own content.
Not a great article. The sitcoms listed have never been marketed as
“family shows.” If he really wanted to make a point, he would have
listed shows like “Fuller House,” a show marketed to children &
families that is FULL of sexual and inappropriate innuendos. And there are other
problems: shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” which is a very adult
show, but listed as Tv-pg instead of pg-14 in the ratings system so parental
controls will easily include it among options for children. What about
“Degrassi” or the fact that Disney shows teach kids that parents are
idiots?As another commenter pointed out, writing this article as if
this were some sort of new phenomenon is silly. It’s been going on since
tv began. There are just more platforms to view them, so it’s tough for
parents. The best thing for parents to do is have conversations w
their teens on why a show is not ok. Teach them how to write to platforms like
Netflix and use social media to ask for change. Know what they are watching and
why. Instead of banning tv, we look for great shows together. We talk about
standards, & use vidangel to invite other teens over for movie night.
Empower them rather than trying to hide everything.
Maybe try parenting instead of plopping your kids down in front of the tv and
expecting sitcoms to raise them?
This is definitely not new. I watch shows on Netflix from when I was a kid and
I'm shocked by all the adult humor I didn't get back then. In fact,
if you compared the 80s to today, you'd probably come to the conclusion
the trend is decreasing. As a sidenote, they list "Family
Guy" as one of these family shows-- It is expressly not a family show and
has never pretended to be.
I issue my strongest possible condemnation to the whole modern entertainment
industry that is openly promoting violence and wanton sexuality to even the
And we wonder why pornography and sexual crimes are so prevalent. Do we have to
invite them (these shows) into our homes? Are we turning them off or even
watching with our children so we know what they are watching?
"new study" ... "discovered a new trend" Nothing
"new" here. This has been going on longer than I have been alive. As a
child I was oblivious to it. But I primarily watch TV Shows from the 60s, 70s
and 80s; and even the shows clearly marketed toward children have a ton of
sexual innuendos; jokes, and other remarks by adults.Sit-coms
especially gravitate toward that because they find it "funny" to make
such remarks to children on the presumption children won't really
understand. Or, as often as not, the roles are reversed and the adult hems and
haws around the subject and then the child comes right out and talks about it
(because apparently it is "funny" for children to know more than the
adults).Yes, even shows like Leave it to Beaver, The Brady Bunch, My
Three Sons, not to mention tons of cartoons.
Is it possible to get a list of these dirty shows. Then I can look up their
sponsors and let them know I and others are going to boycott them.
This is the perfect example of why watching TV is a total waste of time. Read a
good book, instead.
Thank you, Mr. Scribner, for continuing your excellent reporting on this
issue.None of this should come as a surprise, given the depraved
sexual mores of the left. The plentiful examples of actual behavior of those in
positions of authority in the entertainment business (e.g., Weinstein, Moonves)
are consistent with the programming.