History WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids / LiveActionTV

2nd Dec '16 2:10:00 PM dmcreif
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* Speaking of ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', to say that it earned its TV-MA rating would be a massive understatement. The level of violence in the series can be absolutely shocking at times, whether it be hearing a guy offscreen getting his skull smashed in with a bowling ball, or seeing a brutal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that ends with an OffWithHisHead.

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* Speaking of ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}'', to say that it earned its TV-MA rating would be a massive understatement. The level of violence in the series can be absolutely shocking at times, whether it be hearing Healy smash a guy offscreen getting his skull smashed guy's in with a bowling ball, or seeing a brutal NoHoldsBarredBeatdown that ends Wilson Fisk kill Anatoly by beating him unconscious and decapitating him with an OffWithHisHead.a car door.
17th Nov '16 11:20:26 AM DalekExterminer
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* ''Series/Class2016'', another ''Doctor Who'' spin-off which is full of blood and sex, gets a lot of this as well. In addition to being a spin-off of the popular family show, it centers around a group of teenagers (which can sometimes hint at something for younger audiences). In addition, parts of the premise closely resemble ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'', a ''Doctor Who'' spin-off which was aimed ''more'' at kids than its parent show. And of course, some people are just clueless over what YoungAdult fiction means (in reality it is aimed at teengers and generally contains fairly mature content, but some people assume it's a synonym for "children's").
29th Oct '16 6:53:02 AM StFan
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* ''Series/TwentyFour'' suffers the same "detectives and spies are okay for kids" stigma that series like James Bond and Austin Powers commonly get treated with (see [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.{{Film}} this page for more on that]]). Its' popularity with kids was made famous upon the publication of [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1318646/First-man-moon-Buzz-Lightyear-say-1-5-schoolchildren.html a study showing that British school children knew more about pop culture than events in history]].

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* ''Series/TwentyFour'' suffers the same "detectives and spies are okay for kids" stigma that series like James Bond ''James Bond'' and Austin Powers ''Austin Powers'' commonly get treated with (see [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids.{{Film}} LiveActionFilms this page for more on that]]). Its' popularity with kids was made famous upon the publication of [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1318646/First-man-moon-Buzz-Lightyear-say-1-5-schoolchildren.html a study showing that British school children knew more about pop culture than events in history]].
12th Oct '16 1:01:22 PM Fan
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** While on the topic, the ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]'' game is based on the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] and has levels based on the various movies and TV shows. Despite this, the ''Daredevil'' and ''Jessica Jones'' series were not included, as Marvel felt they were inappropriate for children.

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** While on the topic, the ''[[LegoAdaptationGame Lego Avengers]]'' game is based on the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] and has levels based on the various movies and TV shows. Despite this, the ''Daredevil'' and ''Jessica Jones'' series were not included, as Marvel felt they were inappropriate for children.children, but they do appear as playable characters.
10th Oct '16 2:46:26 PM WhatArtThee
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* Creator/TsuburayaProductions shows:
** ''Series/{{Fireman}}'' was rather kid-unfriendly, especially with the DownerEnding.
** ''Series/UltramanLeo'' was not your usual ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' show. The show begins with [[spoiler:Series/UltraSeven having his leg brutally broken and being confined to human form]] and [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse from there]], going into KillEmAll territory by the end.
** ''Series/UltramanAce'' features plenty of kid-unfriendly kaiju violence. Take for example, Barabas in Episode 14, who was stabbed in the torso with its own sword, punched in the back so hard that its eyes dislodged from its skull, had its left hand torn off, and finally decapitated! What about Muruchi, who was dismembered on-screen by a very angry Doragory in Episode 8 ''[[DisproportionateRetribution for accidentally bumping into him!]]''.
** ''Series/UltramanNexus'' was given a Saturday morning time slot despite happily wallowing in depressing things and then[[spoiler: killing off Ultraman's human host midway through the series.]]
** Tsuburaya created a horror series in 1968 called ''Operation: Mystery''. In Germany in 1971, some network decided it would be a good idea to dub it and broadcast it as a children's series. It's from the creators of ''Ultraman'', after all... it ''must'' be for kids!

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* Creator/TsuburayaProductions shows:
** ''Series/{{Fireman}}'' was rather kid-unfriendly, especially with the DownerEnding.
** ''Series/UltramanLeo'' was not your usual ''Franchise/UltraSeries'' show. The show begins with [[spoiler:Series/UltraSeven having his leg brutally broken and being confined to human form]] and [[FromBadToWorse it gets worse from there]], going into KillEmAll territory by the end.
** ''Series/UltramanAce'' features plenty of kid-unfriendly kaiju violence. Take for example, Barabas in Episode 14, who was stabbed in the torso with its own sword, punched in the back so hard that its eyes dislodged from its skull, had its left hand torn off, and finally decapitated! What about Muruchi, who was dismembered on-screen by a very angry Doragory in Episode 8 ''[[DisproportionateRetribution for accidentally bumping into him!]]''.
** ''Series/UltramanNexus'' was given a Saturday morning time slot despite happily wallowing in depressing things and then[[spoiler: killing off Ultraman's human host midway through the series.]]
** Tsuburaya
created a horror series in 1968 called ''Operation: Mystery''. In Germany in 1971, some network decided it would be a good idea to dub it and broadcast it as a children's series. It's from the creators of ''Ultraman'', after all... it ''must'' be for kids!
24th Sep '16 2:06:13 PM nombretomado
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* This led to the sad story of ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s botched terrestrial broadcast in the UK. {{Channel 4}} 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. {{Channel 4}} 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.)
31st Aug '16 2:13:05 PM dominicmgm
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*** Just like the movie 9, this is less all kids and more younger kids. Older kids, say ten and up, would quite enjoy this series.
30th Aug '16 5:49:33 AM DalekExterminer
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* The makers of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' must have thought that by [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Series 4]] there was no longer any need to keep saying "Yes, we know this is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spinoff, but it's broadcast at 9pm for a ''reason''", so they didn't. Cue outrage at the first gay sex scene, with more than one person tweeting to the effect of "That's not right, it's a kids' show". Clearly the post-watershed swearing and gore and a paedophile as a major character didn't clue them in enough. (''Series/DoctorWho'', of course, is one of the more famous examples of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the opposite of this trope]], with the original run aimed at kids and the revival aimed at families.)

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* The makers of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'' must have thought that by [[Series/TorchwoodMiracleDay Series 4]] there was no longer any need to keep saying "Yes, we know this is a ''Series/DoctorWho'' spinoff, but it's broadcast at 9pm for a ''reason''", so they didn't. Cue outrage at the first gay sex scene, with more than one person tweeting to the effect of "That's not right, it's a kids' show". Clearly the post-watershed swearing and gore and a paedophile as a major character didn't clue them in enough. (''Series/DoctorWho'', of course, is one of the more famous examples of [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids the opposite of this trope]], with the original run since, while [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids this doesn't always show]], it's aimed at kids and the revival aimed at families.family audiences.)
13th Jul '16 12:22:16 PM mimitchi33
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13th Jul '16 12:21:23 PM mimitchi33
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* ''Series/ModernFamily'' has a lot of fans who are younger children, when it's not actually for them. It doesn't help that a few of the actors would later have roles on the aforementioned ''Sofia The First''.

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* ''Series/ModernFamily'' has a lot of fans who are younger children, when it's not actually for them. It doesn't help that a few of the actors would later have roles on in Disney projects such as the aforementioned ''Sofia The First''.First'' and ''WesternAnimation/FindingDory''.
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