Boycott Dexter, says the Parents TV Council
For a group that has the word "television" in their name, they sure do seem to have a lot of problems with it.
The Parents Television Council is calling for advertisers to boycott Dexter, saying that CBS didn't do enough editing of the show when they broadcast the Showtime drama on its own network last Sunday night. The PTC says that CBS broke their promise when they said they were going to edit the show to network standards and that "depictions of violence were barely altered from the Showtime network original format."
I didn't see it, so I guess I have to ask hardcore fans who watched both the original Showtime episode and the episode that CBS put on. Were they different? Was there a lot of editing done or was it just superficial? Was there blood and violence in the CBS version as the PTC says?
The advertisers on that first episode were Burger King, Macy's, Capitol One, movie studios, and others. I have to say, even though I didn't see the episode, I'm sure that creepy Burger King spokesman is probably more scary and off-putting than anything that you could see on Dexter. At least Dexter talks and has facial muscles that move.
[via TV Tattle]