Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
Television Shows of the 21st Century: Is sex and violence all you need?
What will grab your attention when a new television show is premiering? Is it the graphic violence, the sex, the plot twists? In this day and age, just about everything has been done on television shows to boost ratings and hold onto viewers. We are living in a post True Blood, Sons of Anarchy and a current Game of Thrones era. All of these popular shows were known for their outrageous plot lines, extreme violence and blood, and graphic sexual scenes. Is that all that is needed to be considered a ‘success’ in television? Do the extremes overshadow true cinematic genus when it comes to television shows?