Except with more sex and nudity. And gore and gratuity.
Thrones’ gratuitous content contributed to the edgy TV show’s massive appeal. And now, as Paul Asay wrote about recently in our blog, Amazon seems determined to “Thrones-ify” its forthcoming Lord of the Rings television show. So let me pause to ponder a rhetorical question: Has anyone ever suggested, “Lord of the Rings would be perfect if there were just more hobbits scampering around au naturel”?
I wish Amazon’s apparent intent to load up its new LOTR series with explicit content was the only example of this trend. Unfortunately, we’re seeing more and more such content creep these days: the introduction of explicit, graphic or age-inappropriate content material into entertainment—including kids shows—in ways we’ve never seen before.
This week on The Plugged In Show, guest host Kristin Smith leads our team in a discussion of this unsettling trend in TV shows airing on various platforms. And be sure to check out the resources and links below that we touched on during our podcast.
- Gift of Any Amount Offer: Seven Traits of Effective Parenting by Daniel Huerta
- Plugged In Blog: Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Might be Taking the Wrong Lessons From Game of Thrones
- Plugged In Review: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
- Plugged In Review: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
- Plugged In Review: The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
- Plugged In Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
- Plugged In Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
- Plugged In Review: Game of Thrones
- Plugged In Blog: A Lesson From the Game of Thrones. (No, Really.)
- Plugged In Blog: Culture Clips: Game of Thrones Conquers Millions, Facebook Billions
- Plugged In Review: Riverdale
- Focus on the Family: Setting Media Standards
- Focus on the Family: Making Wise Entertainment Choices
- Plugged In Parent’s Guide to Today’s Technology
- Focus on the Family: How to Develop Media Intelligence in Your Home
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