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* ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'' is definitely the [[BloodierAndGorier goriest]] entry in ''Franchise/KamenRider'' franchise that can even ''make [[Creator/GenUrobuchi Urobutcher's]] [[YourHeadAsplode head explodes]]''. Being made by the staff members from the early Heisei-era entries, this one is NotSafeForWork to the point that they released on [[Website/{{Amazon}} Amazon Prime]] where watchers of the recent Heisei-era entries are a no-no. (You might be okay if you grew up watching early-2000s Heisei-era entries.)
13th Nov '17 4:49:04 AM mimitchi33
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* Amazon categorizes ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' under Kids and Family, right next to shows like ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Vampirina}}''. Just because it's about angels in heaven doesn't make it a family show, as there are several jokes about death, drugs and sex in it.

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* Amazon categorizes ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' under Kids and Family, right next to shows like ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Vampirina}}''.''[[WesternAnimation/VampirinaBallerina Vampirina]]''. Just because it's about angels in heaven doesn't make it a family show, as there are several jokes about death, drugs and sex in it.
13th Nov '17 4:47:34 AM mimitchi33
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* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' has received some criticism because it's not kid friendly like most other ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' media. The first episode alone features Jason Blossom murdered and Archie having a sexual relationship with Ms. Grundy (whose has been aged down significantly). The series is much HotterAndSexier and DarkerAndEdgier than the normal ''Archie'' fare (unsurprising considering one of the writers is from the ZombieApocalypse spinoff ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'').

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* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' has received some criticism because it's not kid friendly like most other ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' media. The first episode alone features Jason Blossom murdered and Archie having a sexual relationship with Ms. Grundy (whose has been aged down significantly). The series is much HotterAndSexier and DarkerAndEdgier than the normal ''Archie'' fare (unsurprising considering one of the writers is from the ZombieApocalypse spinoff ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'').''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'').
* Amazon categorizes ''Series/TheGoodPlace'' under Kids and Family, right next to shows like ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' and ''WesternAnimation/{{Vampirina}}''. Just because it's about angels in heaven doesn't make it a family show, as there are several jokes about death, drugs and sex in it.
27th Oct '17 5:55:53 PM Pichu-kun
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* Series/JurassicFightClub is a [[FollowTheLeader Walking with Dinosaurs wanna-be]], and seeing the main point is prehistoric battles, it isn't surprising why it's on here

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* Series/JurassicFightClub ''Series/JurassicFightClub'' is a ''Series/WalkingWithDinosaurs]]'' [[FollowTheLeader Walking with Dinosaurs wanna-be]], and seeing the main point is prehistoric battles, it isn't surprising why it's on here



* In one of the stupidest examples imaginable, numerous parents apparently assumed that ''Series/{{Game Of Thrones}}'' had to be family-friendly because it was fantasy. It didn't help that a number of articles written about the show hyped the fantasy aspects, such as mentions of dragons and direwolves, or focusing entirely on the latter part of series co-creator David Benioff's admittedly crappy tagline "''Series/{{The Sopranos}}''" in [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-earth]]", apparently hearing "Middle-earth" and assuming we'd see elves, wizards and hobbits. Never mind that it airs on HBO, which is known for series with copious amounts of nudity, violence and profanity, and never mind that right before the series a giant "Not suitable for children" warning is displayed. There were angry emails to HBO and news outlets from outraged parents at a show "for children" containing beheadings, profanity, incest, nudity and rape.

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* In one of the stupidest examples imaginable, numerous parents apparently assumed that ''Series/{{Game Of Thrones}}'' had to be family-friendly because it was fantasy. It didn't help that a number of articles written about the show hyped the fantasy aspects, such as mentions of dragons and direwolves, or focusing entirely on the latter part of series co-creator David Benioff's admittedly crappy tagline "''Series/{{The Sopranos}}''" in [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Middle-earth]]", apparently hearing "Middle-earth" and assuming we'd see elves, wizards wizards, and hobbits. Never mind that it airs on HBO, which is known for series with copious amounts of nudity, violence and profanity, and never mind that right before the series a giant "Not suitable for children" warning is displayed. There were angry emails to HBO and news outlets from outraged parents at a show "for children" containing beheadings, profanity, incest, nudity and rape.



** ''Glee'' in its early days got this in droves. Many people thought it was ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'': [[RecycledTheSeries The Series]], without realizing that characters freely swear and the show tackles several heavy issues like drug use, infidelity, teen pregnancy, losing one's virginity, homophobia, etc. It doesn't help that ''Glee'' covers are often played on Radio Disney, or that much of its marketing is made to appeal to the tween crowd.
* The 2015 series ''Series/TheMuppets'' is TV-PG and it shows. There are ''a lot'' of adult jokes showing off that just because it's a Muppet series doesn't mean it's for kids.
** In Russia, the show aired on Disney Channel, right after the Disney Junior block.

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** ''Glee'' in its early days got this in droves. Many people thought it was ''Film/HighSchoolMusical'': [[RecycledTheSeries The Series]], without realizing that characters freely swear and the show tackles several heavy issues like drug use, infidelity, teen pregnancy, losing one's virginity, homophobia, etc. It doesn't help that ''Glee'' covers are often played on Radio Disney, or that [[MisaimedMarketing much of its marketing is made to appeal to the tween crowd.
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* The 2015 series ''Series/TheMuppets'' is TV-PG and it shows. There are ''a lot'' of adult jokes showing off that just because it's a Muppet ''Muppet'' series doesn't mean it's for kids.
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kids. In Russia, the show aired on Disney Channel, right after the Disney Junior block.block. Eventually this trope was its downfall, as it was cancelled due to low-ratings. People just couldn't get into an adult-aimed ''Muppets'' show after years of it being child-friendly.



* ''Series/TheGoodies'', being essentially a live action version of a WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes cartoon, was broadcast in a children's timeslot by the Australian Broadcasting Company ... who had to edit the ''hell'' out of it.

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* ''Series/TheGoodies'', being essentially a live action version of a WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' cartoon, was broadcast in a children's timeslot by the Australian Broadcasting Company ... who had to edit the ''hell'' out of it.



* Miniseries/film FracturedFairyTale ''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. It's fine for older kids, mostly thanks to ParentalBonus, but many a parent decided, like all {{Fairy Tale}}s, it was intended for kids. There are references to aforementioned glowing hot slippers, onscreen deaths and a main character standing trial for eating a girl, who was actually killed by her uncle. Also, Rutger Hauer with a crossbow.
** Let us not forget how the opening of the first episode showed us a shot of the Snow White Memorial Prison, with a bunch of buzzards eating the remains of prisoners in old hanging cages... yes, [[SarcasmMode very family friendly fairy-tale indeed]]...

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* Miniseries/film FracturedFairyTale ''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. It's fine for older kids, mostly thanks to ParentalBonus, but many a parent decided, like all {{Fairy Tale}}s, it was intended for kids. There are references to aforementioned glowing hot slippers, onscreen deaths and a main character standing trial for eating a girl, who was actually killed by her uncle. Also, Rutger Hauer with a crossbow.
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crossbow. Let us not forget how the opening of the first episode showed us a shot of the Snow White Memorial Prison, with a bunch of buzzards eating the remains of prisoners in old hanging cages... yes, [[SarcasmMode very family friendly fairy-tale indeed]]...



* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is not ''that'' extreme of an example, but just because it's about fairy tales and has many characters that were in Disney movies does not mean that it's for the same age group (besides, the fairy tales and its characters didn't become all cutesy and G-rated ''until'' Disney adapted them). The series contains things like violence, bloodshed ([[BloodlessCarnage though often not as much as would be expected]]), a character who is unknowingly a werewolf [[IAmAHumanitarian turning into a wolf and eating the man she's in love with]], implied rape as well as a definite (though never ''exactly'' stated) example of a SexSlave, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mild language]]. The inclusion of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' characters in particular appearing was marketed quite a bit however the series isn't as G as the film itself (which has a PG rating however is very tame and popular with little kids).
** The fact that the series often uses Disney's adaptations of fairy tales as a base (Gaston's not even in the original ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'', he was created by French director Jean Cocteau) really does not help. That and the fact the series uses fairy tales currently untouched by Disney (''Literature/HanselAndGretel'') and some books that aren't considered fairy tales at all (''{{Literature/Frankenstein}}'') is a bit of a MindScrew.

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* ''Series/OnceUponATime'' is not ''that'' extreme of an example, but just because it's about fairy tales and has many characters that were in Disney movies does not mean that it's for the same age group (besides, the fairy tales and its characters didn't become all cutesy and G-rated ''until'' Disney adapted them). The series contains things like violence, bloodshed ([[BloodlessCarnage though often not as much as would be expected]]), a character who is unknowingly a werewolf [[IAmAHumanitarian turning into a wolf and eating the man she's in love with]], implied rape as well as a definite (though never ''exactly'' stated) example of a SexSlave, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking mild language]]. The inclusion of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' characters in particular appearing was marketed quite a bit however the series isn't as G as the film itself (which has a PG rating however is very tame and popular with little kids).
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kids). The fact that the series often uses Disney's adaptations of fairy tales as a base (Gaston's not even in the original ''Literature/BeautyAndTheBeast'', he was created by French director Jean Cocteau) really does not help. That and the fact the series uses fairy tales currently untouched by Disney (''Literature/HanselAndGretel'') and some books that aren't considered fairy tales at all (''{{Literature/Frankenstein}}'') is a bit of a MindScrew.



* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under the "Family" television category on Hulu, likely due to its origins being from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation than most of the adaptations of the book, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.

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* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under the "Family" television category on Hulu, likely due to its origins being from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' series. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation than most of the adaptations of the book, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.



* ''Series/TimAndEricsBedtimeStories'': Wow, a TV show where two men tell bedtime stories to the viewers. Just the perfect thing for a kid to watch before bed, huh? That would be a bad idea, as most of the stories on this show deal with horror and violence.

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* ''Series/TimAndEricsBedtimeStories'': Wow, a TV show where two men tell bedtime stories to the viewers. Just the perfect thing for a kid to watch before bed, huh? That would be a bad idea, as most of the stories on this show deal with horror and violence.violence.
* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' has received some criticism because it's not kid friendly like most other ''ComicBook/ArchieComics'' media. The first episode alone features Jason Blossom murdered and Archie having a sexual relationship with Ms. Grundy (whose has been aged down significantly). The series is much HotterAndSexier and DarkerAndEdgier than the normal ''Archie'' fare (unsurprising considering one of the writers is from the ZombieApocalypse spinoff ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'').
22nd Oct '17 5:37:12 PM nombretomado
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* This led to the sad story of ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s botched terrestrial broadcast in the UK. Creator/Channel4 bought ''Series/{{Angel}}'' and decided to broadcast the first season at six in the evening, because, you know, anything with magic in it is obviously teatime fare for kids. Despite extremely heavy censorship cuts, this still led to a formal reprimand from the [[CensorshipBureau Broadcasting Standards Council]]. The last few episodes of the first season, and the whole second season, were consequently shown after midnight with little or no publicity. The third season was bought instead by ChannelFive, who treated it equally badly. (The other two seasons have never aired on any UK terrestrial channel.)

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* This led to the sad story of ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s botched terrestrial broadcast in the UK. Creator/Channel4 bought ''Series/{{Angel}}'' and decided to broadcast the first season at six in the evening, because, you know, anything with magic in it is obviously teatime fare for kids. Despite extremely heavy censorship cuts, this still led to a formal reprimand from the [[CensorshipBureau Broadcasting Standards Council]]. The last few episodes of the first season, and the whole second season, were consequently shown after midnight with little or no publicity. The third season was bought instead by ChannelFive, Creator/ChannelFive, who treated it equally badly. (The other two seasons have never aired on any UK terrestrial channel.)
6th Oct '17 8:28:57 PM mimitchi33
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* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under the "Family" television category on Hulu, likely due to its origins being from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation then most of the classic, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.
* ''Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow'': This nightclub show played at midnight at the Groundlings theater and later at the Roxy, where it was taped to air on HBO as a one-hour special. It's presented as if it's a kids' show, with Pee-wee addressing the audience as "boys and girls" and interacting with various colorful characters and puppets along the way. Most of the show maintains a facade of innocence, but there is an undercurrent of adult humor and innuendo to most segments. The most overtly risque segment has Pee-wee trick a woman into stripping down to her slip and having his puppet peak up at her underwear. ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'', released six years later, bears many similarities to the live show, but really ''is'' aimed at kids.

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* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under the "Family" television category on Hulu, likely due to its origins being from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation then than most of the classic, adaptations of the book, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.
* ''Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow'': This nightclub show played at midnight at the Groundlings theater and later at the Roxy, where it was taped to air on HBO as a one-hour special. It's presented as if it's a kids' show, with Pee-wee addressing the audience as "boys and girls" and interacting with various colorful characters and puppets along the way. Most of the show maintains a facade of innocence, but there is an undercurrent of adult humor and innuendo to most segments. The most overtly risque segment has Pee-wee trick a woman into stripping down to her slip and having his puppet peak up at her underwear. ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'', released six years later, bears many similarities to the live show, but really ''is'' aimed at kids.kids.
* ''Series/TimAndEricsBedtimeStories'': Wow, a TV show where two men tell bedtime stories to the viewers. Just the perfect thing for a kid to watch before bed, huh? That would be a bad idea, as most of the stories on this show deal with horror and violence.
12th Sep '17 12:10:30 AM famiclick
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* South Korean variety shows are a weird case. They are rated '''12 and up''' or '''15 and up''' due their content, but some examples of these shows like I Live Alone(나 혼자 산다) or I Can See Your Voice(너의 목소리가 보여) are mostly clean and has little to no offensive content.

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* South *South Korean variety shows are a weird case. They are rated '''12 and up''' or '''15 and up''' due their content, but some examples of these shows like I ''I Live Alone(나 Alone''(나 혼자 산다) or I ''I Can See Your Voice(너의 Voice''(너의 목소리가 보여) are mostly clean and has little to no offensive content.
12th Sep '17 12:09:38 AM famiclick
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*South Korean variety shows are a weird case. They are rated '''12 and up''' or '''15 and up''' due their content, but some examples of these shows like I Live Alone(나 혼자 산다) or I Can See Your Voice(너의 목소리가 보여) are mostly clean and has little to no offensive content.
9th Sep '17 2:58:23 PM nombretomado
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* There's ''Series/ProjectRunway'' merchandise aimed at preteen girls. The show isn't for them, due to swearing (most of it censored), adult themes like drinking, and references to things kids wouldn't know about such as ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. It doesn't help that Tim Gunn would later voice Baileywick in an actual show aimed at girls, ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'', or that they did an episode in collaboration with [[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]] to promote their [=BeForever=] reboot.

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* There's ''Series/ProjectRunway'' merchandise aimed at preteen girls. The show isn't for them, due to swearing (most of it censored), adult themes like drinking, and references to things kids wouldn't know about such as ''Theatre/AChorusLine''. It doesn't help that Tim Gunn would later voice Baileywick in an actual show aimed at girls, ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'', or that they did an episode in collaboration with [[Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection American Girl]] Literature/AmericanGirl to promote their [=BeForever=] reboot.
4th Aug '17 1:12:27 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under the "Family" television category on Hulu, likely due to its origins being from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation then most of the classic, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.

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* ''Series/EmeraldCity'' is listed under the "Family" television category on Hulu, likely due to its origins being from ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. However, ''Emerald City'' is a '''much''' grittier adaptation then most of the classic, featuring frequent violence and sex scenes that push things about as far as broadcast TV will allow.allow.
* ''Series/ThePeeWeeHermanShow'': This nightclub show played at midnight at the Groundlings theater and later at the Roxy, where it was taped to air on HBO as a one-hour special. It's presented as if it's a kids' show, with Pee-wee addressing the audience as "boys and girls" and interacting with various colorful characters and puppets along the way. Most of the show maintains a facade of innocence, but there is an undercurrent of adult humor and innuendo to most segments. The most overtly risque segment has Pee-wee trick a woman into stripping down to her slip and having his puppet peak up at her underwear. ''Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse'', released six years later, bears many similarities to the live show, but really ''is'' aimed at kids.
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