EPQ PROJECT 2014/15: IS CENSORSHIP ON US TELEVISION DRAMAS TOO RESTRICTIVE?

isthatacalzone:

katie-epqproject:

Hello internet, I need your help.

This year, I am doing my EPQ or Extended Project Qualification, for school. In this, I have to come up with a question, research and compile information relating to my question, all leading into a dissertation length essay where I talk about my findings and evaluate my method of getting there.

For my question, I’m looking to the American Television industry and whether censorship on their content is too strict. From this, I’m looking into whether restricting the kind of content that they are allowed to produce is cut down so far that they cannot include the sort of explicit violence or obscene language that they think would improve their programme, and whether this censorship means writers cannot be as creative as they wish to be. In addition, I will also be looking into programmes like Game of Thrones and other HBO made programmes and how these differ from the content found on other networks.

Research can only get you so far, which is why I’m coming to you: the people of the internet. 

I’m asking for information on how the American Television industry works - information on the difference between cable channels and satellite channels etc; what is and is not allowed to be shown at what times; etc. I’m opening the ask box AND the submission box, and any information would be greatly appreciated.

I’m also going to create a questionnaire asking for opinions on whether YOU believe censorship is too restrictive and why. 

If you could also reblog this post and get it around to as many people as possible, I would be grateful. Thank you!

EDIT: The survey is HERE if you could take it, I’d be very appreciative!

Please read and reblog! 



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oliveneal:

Shows I Love (6/?): Next To Normal



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#same     #next to normal     

I don’t love her, okay? I just… miss her when she’s not around, think about her all the time, and I imagine us one day running towards each other in slow motion and I’m wearing a brown suede vest.



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jammygummy:

penguintim:

claudiaboleyn:

burntlikethesun:

loremipsumfandom:

fauxkaren:

quantumblog:

trying-to-resonate-concrete:

Dear STFU-Moffat and associates,

From now on, I insist you describe Steven Moffat as “Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat.” Just to make sure you’re being fair.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is a queerbaiting hack

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat’s writing features sexism and overly complicated plots that don’t really make any sense.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat has characters needlessly tell the viewer information that he should be showing them.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is incapable of creating real emotional stakes in his stories.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat calls teenage mother a ‘slut’ in DVD commentary

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat says bisexuals are too busy having sex to watch television, and therefore don’t need representing.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat thinks asexuals are too boring to write about. 

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat includes gay characters in his work not because it’s politically correct, but because it’s ‘cheeky, off-centered and fun’.

Emmy-award winning writer Steven Moffat is self congratulating, and disrespectful of Doctor Who’s history.



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voncalibur:

caps (x)



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Graceland Sneak Peek: Does Mike Know Paige Was Behind the Raid?

iamflame-and-iamfire:

The passive aggressiveness is strong in this one. 



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“I had a game night at my house that all the cast came to, and some of our crew. […] Aaron’s a very good dancer, and Manny [Montana] knows how to Dougie and C-Walk. So Manny and Aaron were dancing and the rest of us had no idea how to do it, so we ended up pulling it up on YouTube (laughs). So there are 12 of us in my living room watching a Dougie video, trying to do it. We never looked so white in our lives (laughs). We were so uncoordinated. I just remember laughing until I cried. And my whole living room is all glass, so I’m sure people were watching all of us, having no idea who we were at that point (laughs). That’s one of my favorite nights or experiences on Graceland. That’s the essence of who we are. We’re all big dorks and love each other so much.”

Serinda Swan on her favourite memory on the Graceland set (x)



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quickweaves:

samirafierce:

vinebox:

shoutout to oxygen

This is life literally

ON MY MAMA I BE BREATHING



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Happy 23rd birthday, Dylan O’Brien! (Aug 26, 1991)


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bisexualjohnny:

omg remember that time paul pretended to be an actor who starred in a movie as a guy who was undercover as a male hooker that was wild

REMEMBER WHEN THE HOUSE ACTUALLY LAUGHED AND SMILED AND HAD A GOOD TIME OUTSIDE OF THEIR CASES

REMEMBER THAT



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#graceland     #im sorry im just     #im upset     

EPQ PROJECT 2014/15: IS CENSORSHIP ON US TELEVISION DRAMAS TOO RESTRICTIVE?

isthatacalzone:

katie-epqproject:

Hello internet, I need your help.

This year, I am doing my EPQ or Extended Project Qualification, for school. In this, I have to come up with a question, research and compile information relating to my question, all leading into a dissertation length essay where I talk about my findings and evaluate my method of getting there.

For my question, I’m looking to the American Television industry and whether censorship on their content is too strict. From this, I’m looking into whether restricting the kind of content that they are allowed to produce is cut down so far that they cannot include the sort of explicit violence or obscene language that they think would improve their programme, and whether this censorship means writers cannot be as creative as they wish to be. In addition, I will also be looking into programmes like Game of Thrones and other HBO made programmes and how these differ from the content found on other networks.

Research can only get you so far, which is why I’m coming to you: the people of the internet. 

I’m asking for information on how the American Television industry works - information on the difference between cable channels and satellite channels etc; what is and is not allowed to be shown at what times; etc. I’m opening the ask box AND the submission box, and any information would be greatly appreciated.

I’m also going to create a questionnaire asking for opinions on whether YOU believe censorship is too restrictive and why. 

If you could also reblog this post and get it around to as many people as possible, I would be grateful. Thank you!

EDIT: The survey is HERE if you could take it, I’d be very appreciative!

Please read and reblog! 



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We live in a fantasy world, Tim. We’ve just constructed this fake utopia where y’know we never get old and never have to face the responsibilities of adulthood. We’re just stretching our childhoods out as far as they can go.

make me choose
wasted-spaces asked: Black Books or Spaced



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Because I was concerned, son! Bloody concerned!
-Why?
You know why!



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#i just     #this fucking show     #in the flesh     

Keep up to-date on the events in Ferguson

catbuttcat:

And in the nature of keeping everyone in the loop, please reblog this link if you’re going to spread word about it. It’s just a list, impartial, a great way to know everything from start to current events.



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#ferguson     
LG