History WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids / LiveActionTV

27th Feb '17 8:02:22 PM DarkPhoenix94
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*** It was partially addressed in ''The Wedding of River Song'', which suggests that Amy's something of a StepfordSmiler on the matter. When Amy has Madame Kovarian at her mercy, she remarks, in a TranquilFury, that Kovarian stole her baby from her, and hurt said baby, and she's never going to see said baby again (while she knows River, timelines mean that she's never going to see her baby girl again). Kovarian begs her help, saying that the Doctor would do it, and she would never want to disappoint him. Amy agrees that the Doctor is very dear to her. She also notes something else - ''he's not there.'' She then not only leaves Madame Kovarian to her death, but ensures it, with a BondOneLiner: "River Song didn't get it all from you. Sweetie." After that, she strolls out, coolly making date plans with a somewhat stunned Rory (who she's just remembered - long story) while Madame Kovarian dies screaming. While the timeline is erased, Amy remembers and is haunted by the act.

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*** It was partially addressed in ''The Wedding of River Song'', which suggests that Amy's something of a StepfordSmiler on the matter. When Amy has Madame Kovarian at her mercy, she remarks, in a TranquilFury, that Kovarian stole her baby from her, and hurt said baby, and she's never going to see said baby again (while she knows River, timelines mean that she's never going to see her baby girl again). Kovarian begs her help, saying that the Doctor would do it, and she would never want to disappoint him. Amy agrees that the Doctor is very dear to her. She also notes something else - ''he's not there.'' She then not only leaves Madame Kovarian to her death, but ensures it, with a BondOneLiner: PreMortemOneLiner: "River Song didn't get it all from you. Sweetie." After that, she strolls out, coolly making date plans with a somewhat stunned Rory (who she's just remembered - long story) while Madame Kovarian dies screaming. While the timeline is erased, Amy remembers and is haunted by the act.
27th Feb '17 7:59:41 PM DarkPhoenix94
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*** It was partially addressed in ''The Wedding of River Song'', which suggests that Amy's something of a StepfordSmiler on the matter. When Amy has Madame Kovarian at her mercy, she remarks, in a TranquilFury, that Kovarian stole her baby from her, and hurt said baby, and she's never going to see said baby again (while she knows River, timelines mean that she's never going to see her baby girl again). Kovarian begs her help, saying that the Doctor would do it, and she would never want to disappoint him. Amy agrees that the Doctor is very dear to her. She also notes something else - ''he's not there.'' She then not only leaves Madame Kovarian to her death, but ensures it, with a BondOneLiner: "River Song didn't get it all from you. Sweetie." After that, she strolls out, coolly making date plans with a somewhat stunned Rory (who she's just remembered - long story) while Madame Kovarian dies screaming. While the timeline is erased, Amy remembers and is haunted by the act.
9th Feb '17 7:27:38 AM hszmv1
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*** ToQger did advertise as a comedy series in the vain of Carranger and Go-onger (both of which are not well received by American Audiences). However, ToQger dropped that the Amnesiac Rangers were Rangers in part because, whatever happened to them, it left them in a state that wasn't death... but close enough... much of the series beyond that revolves around that mystery.
20th Jan '17 10:16:31 PM skidoo23
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** The arrival of Creator/PeterCapaldi as an older-looking Doctor than recent incumbents in Series 8 marked a change of tone towards more mature storylines and elements. In his first episode, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E1DeepBreath "Deep Breath"]], the Doctor drinks alcohol and appears to kill a villain; the episode also includes several long scenes of "relationship dialogue", including one in which a character (accurately) perceives companion Clara Oswald has having, at least at one point, considered the Doctor "a lover". As the season progressed, a LoveTriangle subplot was introduced, and the season ended with a disturbing storyline about death and grief.
14th Jan '17 12:46:25 PM Sapphirea2
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** The penultimate episode of Series 9, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]], '''screams''' this trope. It is an extended-length story in which the Twelfth Doctor is more or less the ONLY character, TrappedInAnotherWorld, stalked by a creature with a TouchOfDeath drawn from his childhood nightmares about a dead woman, subjected to ColdBloodedTorture, and slowly DrivenToMadness...all in the wake of his beloved companion Clara Oswald [[spoiler: being killed off]] in the previous episode "Face the Raven". It opens with a monologue that's a metaphor about Death stalking a person from the moment they're born, and the climax hinges upon, effectively, [[spoiler: the Doctor committing suicide billions of times over '''by choice''' that he may relive this Hell until he escapes]]. Jump to 0:15 of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2cP2uEyDZU this BBC One Christmas advert for 2016]] to see the Beeb pretty much acknowledge this as pretty strong meat for children.

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** The penultimate episode of Series 9, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]], '''screams''' this trope. It is an extended-length story in which the Twelfth Doctor is more or less the ONLY character, TrappedInAnotherWorld, stalked by a creature with a TouchOfDeath drawn from his childhood nightmares about a dead woman, subjected to ColdBloodedTorture, and slowly DrivenToMadness...all in the wake of his beloved companion Clara Oswald [[spoiler: being killed off]] in the previous episode "Face the Raven". It opens with a monologue that's a metaphor about Death stalking a person from the moment they're born, and the climax hinges upon, effectively, [[spoiler: the Doctor committing suicide billions of times over '''by choice''' that he may relive this Hell until he escapes]]. Jump to 0:15 of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2cP2uEyDZU this BBC One Christmas advert for 2016]] to see the Beeb pretty much acknowledge this as pretty strong meat for children.
14th Jan '17 12:44:48 PM Sapphirea2
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** The penultimate episode of Series 9, [[Recap/DcotorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]], '''screams''' this trope. It is an extended-length episode in which the Twelfth Doctor is more or less the ONLY character, followed as he is TrappedInAnotherWorld, stalked by a creature with a TouchOfDeath drawn from his childhood nightmares about a dead woman, subjected to ColdBloodedTorture, and being slowly DrivenToMadness...all in the wake of his beloved companion Clara Oswald [[spoiler: being killed off]] in the previous episode "Face the Raven". It opens with a monologue that's a metaphor about Death stalking a person from the moment they're born, and the climax hinges upon, effectively, [[spoiler: the Doctor committing suicide billions of times over '''by choice''' that he may relive this Hell until he escapes]]. A BBC One Christmas advert for 2016 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2cP2uEyDZU kind of acknowledges this]] (jump to 0:15).

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** The penultimate episode of Series 9, [[Recap/DcotorWhoS35E11HeavenSent [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]], '''screams''' this trope. It is an extended-length episode story in which the Twelfth Doctor is more or less the ONLY character, followed as he is TrappedInAnotherWorld, stalked by a creature with a TouchOfDeath drawn from his childhood nightmares about a dead woman, subjected to ColdBloodedTorture, and being slowly DrivenToMadness...all in the wake of his beloved companion Clara Oswald [[spoiler: being killed off]] in the previous episode "Face the Raven". It opens with a monologue that's a metaphor about Death stalking a person from the moment they're born, and the climax hinges upon, effectively, [[spoiler: the Doctor committing suicide billions of times over '''by choice''' that he may relive this Hell until he escapes]]. A BBC One Christmas advert for 2016 Jump to 0:15 of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2cP2uEyDZU kind of acknowledges this]] (jump this BBC One Christmas advert for 2016]] to 0:15).see the Beeb pretty much acknowledge this as pretty strong meat for children.
14th Jan '17 12:40:51 PM Sapphirea2
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** The penultimate episode of Series 9, [[Recap/DcotorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]], '''screams''' this trope. It is an extended-length episode in which the Twelfth Doctor is more or less the ONLY character, followed as he is TrappedInAnotherWorld, stalked by a creature with a TouchOfDeath drawn from his childhood nightmares about a dead woman, subjected to ColdBloodedTorture, and being slowly DrivenToMadness...all in the wake of his beloved companion Clara Oswald [[spoiler: being killed off]] in the previous episode "Face the Raven". It opens with a monologue that's a metaphor about Death stalking a person from the moment they're born, and the climax hinges upon, effectively, [[spoiler: the Doctor committing suicide billions of times over '''by choice''' that he may relive this Hell until he escapes]]. A BBC One Christmas advert for 2016 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2cP2uEyDZU kind of acknowledges this]] (jump to 0:15).
13th Oct '16 1:36:20 AM Tron80
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' is promoted as a more family-friendly alternative to the glut of DarkerAndEdgier superhero shows currently on TV, and has a dedicated fanbase of young girls. That said, the show tackles mature topics, has the occasional sexual innuendo, and a fair amount of violence, including a rather shocking moment during the season 1 finale when [[spoiler: J'onn rips a female villain ''in half''. Being that she's an alien capable of taking her own body apart, this isn't as gory as you'd think, but you still see her two halves after and she does definitely die. At the same time, Supergirl is shown making her first kill as she burns a an enemy Kryptonian's eyes out.]]

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* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'' is promoted as a more family-friendly alternative to the glut of DarkerAndEdgier superhero shows currently on TV, and has a dedicated fanbase of young girls. That said, the show tackles mature topics, has the occasional sexual innuendo, and a fair amount of violence, including a rather shocking moment during the season 1 finale when [[spoiler: J'onn rips a female villain ''in half''. Being that she's an alien capable of taking her own body apart, this isn't as gory as you'd think, but you still see her two halves after and she does definitely die. At the same time, Supergirl is shown making her first kill as she burns a an enemy Kryptonian's eyes out.]]
4th Oct '16 8:31:54 AM WhatArtThee
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** Season 22 (1985; first season for the Sixth Doctor) is notorious for this, showing such grim sights as someone having their hands crushed and several people being stabbed to death. This is lampshaded in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros "Vengeance on Varos"]]. The violence and general mean-spirited nature of the proceedings - not to mention FanWank aimed at adult fans who could remember the 60s episodes in detail - effectively got the show cancelled for eighteen months.

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** Season 22 (1985; first season for the Sixth Doctor) is notorious for this, showing such grim sights as someone having their hands crushed and several people being stabbed to death. This is lampshaded in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E2VengeanceOnVaros "Vengeance on Varos"]]. The violence and general mean-spirited nature of the proceedings - not to mention FanWank aimed at adult fans who could remember the 60s episodes in detail - effectively got the show cancelled for eighteen months.
17th Sep '16 5:30:16 AM pinkdalek
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** A BBC audience research survey conducted in 1972 found that ''Doctor Who'' was the most violent show it produced at the time! The show was especially violent during the first few Fourth Doctor seasons (12-14), consistently getting complaints and eventually forcing a {{Retool}} (for instance, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainofMorbius "The Brain Of Morbius"]] (1976) features a man getting shot in the stomach with an explosion of blood, then crawling, dying, down a corridor).

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** A **A BBC audience research survey conducted in 1972 found that ''Doctor Who'' was the most violent show it produced at the time! The show was especially violent during the first few Fourth Doctor seasons (12-14), consistently getting complaints and eventually forcing a {{Retool}} (for instance, [[Recap/DoctorWhoS13E5TheBrainofMorbius "The Brain Of Morbius"]] (1976) features a man getting shot in the stomach with an explosion of blood, then crawling, dying, down a corridor).



** Series 6 of ''Doctor Who'' had a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything barely allegorical]] RapeAndRevenge {{Arc}} where Amy, who didn't even know she was pregnant, suddenly finds herself strapped to an operating table, being forced to give birth by a terrifying woman who is going to steal the baby. This is such a strong AdultFear BodyHorror plot that many adult women found it genuinely terrifying, and questioned who the show was even aimed at any more. The show's handling of the aftermath of this plot with AngstWhatAngst is often criticised as unconvincing and sexist, but may have been an intentional GenreRerailment - how could they possibly have dealt with it realistically within the constraints of a children's adventure show?

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** Series 6 of ''Doctor Who'' had a [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything barely allegorical]] RapeAndRevenge {{Arc}} where Amy, who didn't even know she was pregnant, suddenly finds herself strapped to an operating table, being forced to give birth by a terrifying woman who is going to steal the baby. This is such a strong AdultFear BodyHorror plot that many adult women found it genuinely terrifying, and questioned who the show was even aimed at any more. The show's handling of the aftermath of this plot with AngstWhatAngst is often criticised as unconvincing and sexist, but may have been an intentional GenreRerailment to keep the show functioning - how could they possibly have dealt with it realistically within the constraints of a children's adventure show?
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