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A Life of Noisy Desperation
Things you can and cannot do on TV 
19th-Jul-2009 02:14 am
Brain Hurts
I noticed something while watching Children of Earth. Apparently on Torchwood, the gritty, “adult” adjunct to the Whoniverse, we can show:
  • Bombings
  • Multiple deaths by gunshot
  • A skinless man screaming
  • Projectile vomiting aliens
  • The exploitation, torture and deaths of children

but we cannot use the word “abortion.”
Comments 
19th-Jul-2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
Rusty really is perfectly suited to work in American television, isn't he. :-p
20th-Jul-2009 04:06 am (UTC)
Oi! Not all American TV sucks. (Just, well, a lot of it.)
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