History DarkerAndEdgier / LiveActionTV

15th May '17 6:14:41 PM The12thDoctor
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* Series 4 of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is significantly darker than the past three series, due to life-changing events that almost tore Sherlock's and John's friendship apart and destroyed Sherlock himself, like [[spoiler:Mary's death [[TakingTheBullet taking a bullet]] for Sherlock, with the latter overdosing on drugs as a result of him feeling responsible]], the reveal of the [[spoiler:sadistic Eurus Holmes, the third Holmes sibling, who forces Sherlock, John and Mycroft into a maze of challenges that rivals ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' in terms of complexity and mental trauma]], as well as the revelation that [[spoiler:Sherlock had a childhood friend named Victor Trevor, who was killed by Eurus after she became jealous of their friendship. This traumatic event caused Sherlock to rewrite his memory so that instead of having a childhood friend, he had a childhood dog named Redbeard]], and transformed him into the anti-social, [[InsistentTerminology "high-functioning sociopath"]] we have known from the very beginning.
9th May '17 2:09:58 PM Josef5678
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* ''{{Series/Gotham}}'' While the show was never lighheaarted it started out somewhat family friendly, but as the series progress it becomes darker and much more violent. Many charater's were made into pyscho's and shown as corrupt.

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* ''{{Series/Gotham}}'' ''{{Series/Gotham}}'': While the show was never lighheaarted lighthearted, it started out somewhat family friendly, but as the series progress progressed it becomes became darker and much more violent. Many charater's characters were made into pyscho's psychopaths and shown as corrupt.
9th May '17 4:12:22 AM Lelouchvibritian12
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*''{{Series/Gotham}}'' While the show was never lighheaarted it started out somewhat family friendly, but as the series progress it becomes darker and much more violent. Many charater's were made into pyscho's and shown as corrupt.
27th Apr '17 5:18:30 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': If that's possible for source material that was already pretty dark to begin with. Janine gets an eye ripped out for sassing the Aunts at the reeducation center, [[spoiler: and Ofglen is subjected to female genital mutilation after she's 'reprieved' from being executed for homosexuality.]]

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': If that's possible for source material that was already pretty dark to begin with. Janine gets an eye ripped out for sassing the Aunts at the reeducation center, [[spoiler: and Ofglen is also subjected to female genital mutilation after she's 'reprieved' from being executed for homosexuality.]]
27th Apr '17 5:17:50 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': If that's possible for source material that was already pretty dark to begin with. Jane gets her eye ripped out for sassing the Aunts at the reeducation center, [[spoiler: and Ofglen is subjected to female genital mutilation after she's 'reprieved' from being executed for homosexuality.]]

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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': If that's possible for source material that was already pretty dark to begin with. Jane Janine gets her an eye ripped out for sassing the Aunts at the reeducation center, [[spoiler: and Ofglen is subjected to female genital mutilation after she's 'reprieved' from being executed for homosexuality.]]
27th Apr '17 4:16:02 PM Lelouchvibritian12
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*''{{Series/Banshee}}'' The all ready dark TV show becomes grimmer and more depressing as the series progress, the people who started out as good people become more corrupt and broken.
27th Apr '17 4:11:20 PM Lelouchvibritian12
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* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is a dark reimagining of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. NBC and the show's creators advertised the show as "''Game of Thrones'' meets ''Wizard of Oz''". The show is the most violent ''Wizard and Oz'' story and turns most characters into antiheroes. The Wizard of Oz is now the ruler of all of Oz and uses tactics such as fear and intimidation in order to get what he wants. Wizard Guards are shown murdering civilians, and Oz has outlawed magic due to it threatening his rule. The Scarecrow is part of the Wizard Guard and is shown murdering people. Dorthy steals from the hospital in order to help her family.

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* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is a dark reimagining of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. NBC and the show's creators advertised the show as "''Game of Thrones'' meets ''Wizard of Oz''". The show is the most violent ''Wizard and Oz'' story and turns most characters into antiheroes. The Wizard of Oz is now the ruler of all of Oz and uses tactics such as fear and intimidation in order to get what he wants. Wizard Guards are shown murdering civilians, and Oz has outlawed magic due to it threatening his rule. The Scarecrow is part of the Wizard Guard and is shown murdering people. Dorthy steals from the hospital in order to help her family. [[spoiler: In the season one final the Wizard is killed due to dorothy's mother killing him.]]
26th Apr '17 5:08:57 PM Fireblood
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* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' The TV show is a darker, ediger, sexier reimaging. The Spartacus TV was made on Starz and was meant for adult's, the movie was meant to be family friendly. Sparatacus does not always make the right choice, there are no role modles and amoust no postive messages on the TV show. The show is more gory and has violent scenes showing what battles look like in real life, in the movie the battles never showed blood.

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* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' The TV show is a darker, ediger, sexier reimaging. The Spartacus TV show was made on Starz and was meant for adult's, adults; the movie was meant to be family friendly. Sparatacus does not always make the right choice, there are no role modles models and amoust almost no postive positive messages on the TV show. The show is more gory and has violent scenes showing what battles look like in real life, in the movie the battles never showed blood.



* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. The ContinuityReboot is one of the more successful -- [[InferredHolocaust and for that matter, logical]] -- cases of darkening. The original ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' wasn't exactly {{WAFF}}y, but it did devolve into 1970s camp a lot. In the reboot charaters die, the show had onscreen rape and implied rape, the show had onscreen sex. As the show progressed it became darker every season: during the second season, Pegasus admiral allowed torture of Cylons and would kill anyone who would not follow her orders; she also forced civilians into the war and destroyed civilian ships. The third season has death squads that go though new caprica and arrests/ kills anyone who try's to fight the Cylons. When the humans escape new caprica the people who were in though death squads are secretly killed due to people wanting vengeance. The show was more violent and much more religious.
* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is a dark reimagining of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. NBC and the show's creators advertised the show as "''Game of Thrones'' meets ''Wizard of Oz''". The show is the most violent ''Wizard and Oz'' story and turns most characters into antiheroes. The Wizard of Oz is now the ruler of all of Oz and uses tactics such as fear and intimidation in order to get what he wants. Wizard guards are shown murdering civilians, and Oz has outlawed magic due to it threatening his rule. The Scarecrow is part of the Wizard guard and is shown murdering people. Dorthy steals from the hospital in order to help her family.

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* ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003''. The ContinuityReboot is one of the more successful -- [[InferredHolocaust and for that matter, logical]] -- cases of darkening. The original ''Series/BattlestarGalactica1978'' wasn't exactly {{WAFF}}y, but it did devolve into 1970s camp a lot. In the reboot charaters characters die, the show had onscreen rape and implied rape, the show had onscreen sex. As the show progressed it became darker every season: during the second season, Pegasus Pegasus' admiral allowed torture of Cylons and would kill anyone who would not follow her orders; she also forced civilians into the war and destroyed civilian ships. The third season has death squads that go though new caprica New Caprica and arrests/ kills arrest/ kill anyone who try's tries to fight the Cylons. When the humans escape new caprica New Caprica the people who were in though death squads are secretly killed due to people wanting vengeance. The show was also more violent and much more religious.
* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is a dark reimagining of ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. NBC and the show's creators advertised the show as "''Game of Thrones'' meets ''Wizard of Oz''". The show is the most violent ''Wizard and Oz'' story and turns most characters into antiheroes. The Wizard of Oz is now the ruler of all of Oz and uses tactics such as fear and intimidation in order to get what he wants. Wizard guards Guards are shown murdering civilians, and Oz has outlawed magic due to it threatening his rule. The Scarecrow is part of the Wizard guard Guard and is shown murdering people. Dorthy steals from the hospital in order to help her family.


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* ''Series/TheHandmaidsTale'': If that's possible for source material that was already pretty dark to begin with. Jane gets her eye ripped out for sassing the Aunts at the reeducation center, [[spoiler: and Ofglen is subjected to female genital mutilation after she's 'reprieved' from being executed for homosexuality.]]
18th Apr '17 2:46:45 PM Lelouchvibritian12
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* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' The TV show is a darker, ediger, sexier reimaging. The Spartacus TV was made on Starz and was meant for a adult's, the movie was meant to be family friendly. Sparatacus does not always make the right choice, there are no role modles and amoust no postive messages on the TV show. The show is more gory and has violent scenes showing what battles look like in real life, in the movie the battles never showed blood.

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* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' The TV show is a darker, ediger, sexier reimaging. The Spartacus TV was made on Starz and was meant for a adult's, the movie was meant to be family friendly. Sparatacus does not always make the right choice, there are no role modles and amoust no postive messages on the TV show. The show is more gory and has violent scenes showing what battles look like in real life, in the movie the battles never showed blood.
18th Apr '17 2:46:14 PM Lelouchvibritian12
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*''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' The TV show is a darker, ediger, sexier reimaging. The Spartacus TV was made on Starz and was meant for a adult's, the movie was meant to be family friendly. Sparatacus does not always make the right choice, there are no role modles and amoust no postive messages on the TV show. The show is more gory and has violent scenes showing what battles look like in real life, in the movie the battles never showed blood.
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