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21st Feb '18 1:31:20 AM danny700
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* Dan Schneiders new Live action sitcom ''Game Shakers'' just like ''iCarly'' ''Victorious'' and ''Series/SamAndCat'' also has a suprising amount of risque jokes and some black comedy in it.
20th Feb '18 2:51:59 PM VagoDelLago
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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.

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*** ToQger [=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 [=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.
22nd Jan '18 4:42:06 AM ClintEastwood
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** Even by the standards of the Hinchcliffe Era, "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" is DarkerAndEdgier than everything around it, and so adult in tone that it's hard to believe it was ever seen as kid's TV. There is a lot of onscreen drinking (with the Doctor participating frequently), onscreen smoking which has attention drawn to it, ''onscreen use of opiates'', sympathetic characters using racial slurs (with even the Doctor joining in), a serial killer who specifically targets women he considers his 'beauties', an astonishingly inappropriate scene where [[SexySoakedShirt Leela's nipples are clearly visible through her transparent shirt]], and the Doctor gushing about how good his Birmingham-built fowling rifle is and using it to shoot an animal.

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** Even by the standards of the Hinchcliffe Era, "The "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS14E6TheTalonsOfWengChiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang" Weng-Chiang]]" is DarkerAndEdgier than everything around it, and so adult in tone that it's hard to believe it was ever seen as kid's TV. There is a lot of onscreen drinking (with the Doctor participating frequently), onscreen smoking which has attention drawn to it, ''onscreen use of opiates'', sympathetic characters using racial slurs (with even the Doctor joining in), a serial killer who specifically targets women he considers his 'beauties', an astonishingly inappropriate scene where [[SexySoakedShirt Leela's nipples are clearly visible through her transparent shirt]], and the Doctor gushing about how good his Birmingham-built fowling rifle is and using it to shoot an animal.
4th Jan '18 11:41:49 AM Ulathon1
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* ''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.]]

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* ''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.]]
10th Nov '17 2:55:23 PM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* From Dutch childrens' television, ''Purno De Purno''. With characters such as the "Kittelaar" (a Dutch word for clitoris), politically incorrect gags about sex, homosexuality and bodily functions, political commentary and very suggestive imagery. Most likely Dutch TV shows back then were very good and MoralGuardians feared that they would get flamed if they attacked those shows [[AmericansHateTingle so they flamed anime instead.]]
8th Nov '17 7:57:35 AM PiDa
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** Even by the standards of the Hinchcliffe Era, "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" is DarkerAndEdgier than everything around it, and so adult in tone that it's hard to believe it was ever seen as kid's TV. There is a lot of onscreen drinking (with the Doctor participating frequently), onscreen smoking which has attention drawn to it, ''onscreen use of opiates'', sympathetic characters using racial slurs (with even the Doctor joining in), a serial killer who specifically targets women he considers his 'beauties', an astonishingly inappropriate scene where [[SexySoakedShirt Leela's nipples are clearly visible through her transparent shirt]], and the Doctor gushing about how good his Birmingham-built fowling rifle is and using it to shoot an animal.
6th Nov '17 4:29:09 AM Sapphirea2
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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.
** 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 strong meat for children.

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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 Twelfth 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.
** The penultimate episode of
grief. In fact, Series 9, 9 and 10 also end with disturbing multi-parters involving major character deaths and worse, on top of the story arcs leading up to them frequently involving horror content. And no SeasonFinale has a truly HappyEnding, though the follow-up {{Christmas Episode}}s amend their sad events to end the arcs on hopeful notes.
** Special mention must be given to Series 9's
[[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent "Heaven Sent"]], '''screams''' this trope.Sent"]]. 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 [[spoiler: 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 strong meat for children. Oh, and the episode that follows temporarily turns the Doctor into an insane VillainProtagonist.
20th Oct '17 10:25:32 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Most {{tokusatsu}} shows, most notably ''Series/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider''. The fact that there have been a few toku productions aimed exclusively towards adults (''Film/ShinKamenRiderPrologue'' and ''Series/{{GARO}}'', to name a few) does not negate the fact that the vast majority are aimed towards children. (In fact, of those two listed productions, ''Shin'' is quite divisive '''for''' being aimed at adults. Well, more precisely, for being a {{deconstruction}}.)

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* Most {{tokusatsu}} shows, most notably ''Series/SuperSentai'' ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/KamenRider''. The fact that there have been a few toku productions aimed exclusively towards adults (''Film/ShinKamenRiderPrologue'' and ''Series/{{GARO}}'', to name a few) does not negate the fact that the vast majority are aimed towards children. (In fact, of those two listed productions, ''Shin'' is quite divisive '''for''' being aimed at adults. Well, more precisely, for being a {{deconstruction}}.)
18th Oct '17 3:28:34 PM ScotieRw
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* Considering this article, nothing beats the Dutch children's program ''Theo En Thea'' (1985-1989). This controversial kids' show talked about topics that some parents (mostly overprotective ones) wouldn't see as fit to discuss with young children, such as prostitution, drug abuse, and sexual harassment. Despite all objections the show was both a hit with kids and adults alike!

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* Considering this article, nothing beats the Dutch children's program ''Theo En Thea'' (1985-1989). This controversial kids' show talked about topics that some parents (mostly overprotective ones) wouldn't see as fit to discuss with young children, such as prostitution, drug abuse, and sexual harassment. Despite all objections the show was both a hit with kids and adults alike!
8th Oct '17 2:12:38 PM nombretomado
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* Like Disney Channel, Nickeleodeons own sitcoms such as ''iCarly'', ''Victorious'' and ''SamAndCat'' have a surprising of amount of risque jokes and humor.

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* Like Disney Channel, Nickeleodeons own sitcoms such as ''iCarly'', ''Victorious'' and ''SamAndCat'' ''Series/SamAndCat'' have a surprising of amount of risque jokes and humor.
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