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You Can’t Do That On (Network) Television!

Image by Flickr user Peter Tittenberger
Image by Flickr user Peter Tittenberger

After watching last week’s episode of Hannibal that included begin minor spoilers a scene where a character cuts off and eats a piece of his own face end minor spoilers, I was sure I’d seen it all.

All on network TV, that is.

My goodness, how network TV dramas have grown up! Why, it seems like only yesterday they were yay high to a bug’s knee! Over the past couple decades, we’ve seen your NBCs, ABCs, CBSs, and CWs ramp up the “gross out” factor in your crime scene procedurals.  We’ve seen sitcoms walk a fine line between edgy and dirty. We’ve seen sexy, blush-worthy storylines with innuendo piled on thick and hard. But the mature, deft, and macabre atmosphere of Hannibal is something rather new.

On network TV.

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Hey honey, where’s the cable remote?? Oh right…

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As some of us remember with fondness (or not), the TV show Breaking Bad ran its course a little over a month ago.  That day will forever be tied to my memory not only because of Walter White’s fate, but also because it was the day we cut cable. Uh, wait…so, it was the day before the day we cut cable, but still. Breaking Bad had been one the primary reasons we’d held cable, and we made a pact with ourselves to do away with it for good once the show was done. So with the finale in the bag, we made the call that Monday morning. The same afternoon we returned the cable box and its convoluted remote, and we bid a very welcome farewell to that portion of our Comcast bill. It felt soooo good when the rep told us the cost of our new internet-only bill.

Here we are a month later and life is quite alright. I don’t really miss it — the cable box, or the extra remote, or the occasionally terrible service — it’s all a very distant memory.