History DarkerAndEdgier / LiveActionTV

11th Jun '16 6:56:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'': In season 1, the mystery was finding clues, building a cup, and learning secrets about the house. Season 2 got darker, with curses and much more on the line, not to mention some more intense scenes (including [[spoiler:the main villain being sucked into the egyptian underworld]]). Season 3, and [[spoiler:characters are losing their souls, someone impersonated their mentally ill adoptive sister,]] and even the romance is becoming more intense. No wonder it's been moved to TeenNick....

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* ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'': In season 1, the mystery was finding clues, building a cup, and learning secrets about the house. Season 2 got darker, with curses and much more on the line, not to mention some more intense scenes (including [[spoiler:the main villain being sucked into the egyptian underworld]]). Season 3, and [[spoiler:characters are losing their souls, someone impersonated their mentally ill adoptive sister,]] and even the romance is becoming more intense. No wonder it's been moved to TeenNick....Creator/TeenNick....
14th Apr '16 11:23:59 AM Josef5678
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** Take to [[UpToEleven extreme]] with ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons''

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** Take Taken to the [[UpToEleven extreme]] with ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons''''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'', as the Amazon Riders brutally kill their enemies.
14th Apr '16 12:51:17 AM SAM156
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** Take to [[uptoeleven extreme]] with ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons''

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** Take to [[uptoeleven [[UpToEleven extreme]] with ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons''
14th Apr '16 12:49:45 AM SAM156
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** Take to [[uptoeleven extreme]] with ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons''
13th Apr '16 2:31:40 PM Josef5678
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* ''Series/ThePacific'', when compared to its companion series ''Series/BandOfBrothers''. ''Band of Brothers'' wasn't a picnic, but ''The Pacific'' goes much deeper into the horrific conditions of the battlefields the men fought in and the psychological and emotional scarring that resulted from it. Plus, the tactics used by the Japanese army were far more malicious and atrocious than those used by the Germans in Europe. Even Bill Guarnere (from ''BoB'') said in no uncertain terms that as bad as the War in Europe was, the Marines in the Pacific had it even ''worse''.

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* ''Series/ThePacific'', when compared to its companion series ''Series/BandOfBrothers''. ''Band of Brothers'' wasn't a picnic, but ''The Pacific'' goes much deeper into the horrific conditions of the battlefields the men fought in and the psychological and emotional scarring that resulted from it. Plus, the tactics used by the Japanese army were far more malicious and atrocious than those used by the Germans in Europe. Even Bill Guarnere (from ''BoB'') ''[=BoB=]'') said in no uncertain terms that as bad as the War in Europe was, the Marines in the Pacific had it even ''worse''.
13th Apr '16 11:32:28 AM kquinn0830
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* ''Series/ThePacific'', when compared to its companion series ''Series/BandOfBrothers''.

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* ''Series/ThePacific'', when compared to its companion series ''Series/BandOfBrothers''. ''Band of Brothers'' wasn't a picnic, but ''The Pacific'' goes much deeper into the horrific conditions of the battlefields the men fought in and the psychological and emotional scarring that resulted from it. Plus, the tactics used by the Japanese army were far more malicious and atrocious than those used by the Germans in Europe. Even Bill Guarnere (from ''BoB'') said in no uncertain terms that as bad as the War in Europe was, the Marines in the Pacific had it even ''worse''.
3rd Apr '16 9:51:57 PM AdamNY
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' went in this direction during its third season, delving into some pretty serious topics with the Ross/Rachel relationship and eventually having Ross [[spoiler:get drunk and sleep with another woman after mistakenly thinking Rachel wanted to break up with him.]] This didn't last, as the writers themselves felt the show had become too much like a soap opera at this point. Thus, they reduced the Ross/Rachel drama to a running joke and went in a (mostly) LighterAndSofter direction from season four onward.
3rd Apr '16 9:34:51 PM AdamNY
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* ''Judge Mathis'' Season 13, with more cussing with sounds of bleeps unlike previous seasons with less profanity with cuss words muted out.

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* ''Judge Mathis'' ''Series/{{Judge Mathis}}'' Season 13, with more cussing with sounds of bleeps unlike previous seasons with less profanity with cuss words muted out.out.
* ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' -- borderline, especially in season 5, but even moreso season 6 and later. Though it was more depressing than dark. One good example of this is the darker variant of the "Seinfeld" theme played in the street tough scene of the "The Pledge Drive," when the street tough asks Nanna, "Lady, you looking for something?" Another is a parody of the "Basic Instinct" interrogation scene in "The Package."
3rd Apr '16 9:31:56 PM AdamNY
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* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' after Miriam [=McDonald=]'s departure in 2010. The ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}'' franchise has gone DarkerAndEdgier many, ''many'' times over the years, starting with the transition from ''Series/TheKidsOfDegrassiStreet'' (typical crisis; friend's having a tonsillectomy and you're too young to visit them in the hospital) to ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'' (typical crisis: TeenPregnancy). The producers once acknowledged that they re-made the theme song (from being performed by a children's choir to being performed by rock band Jackalope) because of the show's shift in tone during the Emma era. Once the show started featuring storylines about STD outbreaks and school shootings, it no longer felt appropriate to have a bunch of children singing the theme song. They discussed leaving the theme entirely out of ''Bittersweet Symphony pt. 2''.

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* ''Series/{{Family Matters}}'' -- with the "Stevil" episodes. For a family friendly sitcom, this is R-rated stuff. But that's only one thing that makes it Darker and Edgier. It's the fact that it's played off for laughs.
* ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' after Miriam [=McDonald=]'s departure in 2010. The ''Franchise/{{Degrassi}}'' franchise has gone DarkerAndEdgier many, ''many'' times over the years, starting with the transition from ''Series/TheKidsOfDegrassiStreet'' (typical crisis; friend's having a tonsillectomy and you're too young to visit them in the hospital) to ''Series/DegrassiJuniorHigh'' (typical crisis: TeenPregnancy). The producers once acknowledged that they re-made the theme song (from being performed by a children's choir to being performed by rock band Jackalope) because of the show's shift in tone during the Emma era. Once the show started featuring storylines about STD outbreaks and school shootings, it no longer felt appropriate to have a bunch of children singing the theme song. They discussed leaving the theme entirely out of ''Bittersweet Symphony pt. 2''.2''
9th Mar '16 11:00:29 AM Pichu-kun
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* The upcoming ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' is even more darker than ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie''. It starts with Cheryl's twin brother (who she has {{twincest}} implications with) Jason [[DeathByAdaptation dying]]. In the pilot alone it has Archie [[HotForTeacher sleeping with his teacher]] only to {{blackmail}} her, Archie being MistakenForMurderer, references to the "rainbow party" urban legends, and Reggie getting underaged drunk. There's a large amount of {{Adaptational Angst Upgrade}}s as well.

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* The upcoming ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' adaptation ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' is even more darker than ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie''.''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' was. It starts with Cheryl's twin brother (who she has {{twincest}} implications with) Jason [[DeathByAdaptation dying]]. In the pilot alone it has Archie [[HotForTeacher sleeping with his teacher]] only to {{blackmail}} her, Archie being MistakenForMurderer, references to the "rainbow party" urban legends, and Reggie getting underaged drunk. There's a large amount of {{Adaptational Angst Upgrade}}s as well.
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