Skilled actors, creative writers, and talented directors are taking TV further and further by the year, as viewers are being given a raw, realistic view on different eras and global situations they will never get the opportunity to see in real life. Detailed looks into every day life, into death, and the borders of good and evil, are all only some of the themes presented in some of the most popular shows of the 21st century.
With increasing popularity, cable networks are growing at an alarming speed. Part of this popularity comes through the borderless content, as what is allowed to be shown on cable channels is very loosely regulated, making many TV series today surprisingly graphic in aspects of violence, sex, murder, and crime.
For the most part, viewers enjoy such shows as they are realistic and show how bad and ugly the world can really be. But some series have, at times, taken the freedom they enjoy for granted, and shown scenes and situations that many viewers believe shouldn’t be allowed on the screen.
Nowadays, things are getting more and more out of hand as series show brutal murders and graphic sex scenes in almost every episode they produce. They're pushing boundaries, and sometimes (like in these cases), they go too far.
10. Train Robbery Witness (Breaking Bad)
Some may argue that the scene where Walter White blows up Gus Fring’s face is the most disturbing scene in Breaking Bad. However, what made Breaking Bad one of the best TV shows of all time and helped it win countless awards, was the show’s ability to present horribly real life situations, without too much blood and gore. And so we’ve gone with a different scene.
After successfully robbing the train, Jesse, Walt and Todd celebrate with screams and pats on the back. Suddenly they spot a young boy, no more than 15 years old, on a dirt-bike simply standing and looking at them. The kid waves at them, Todd waves back, and then he pulls out his gun and shoots the kid. Jesse screams and the scene ends.
The depth and suddenness of the scene is unquestionable, and the death of an innocent, especially of a child, is never something viewers want to see.