Hi there Isis, i came in here because i saw a correlation with my poem idea, and sure enough here it is. Just to let you know, i'm actually a guy, and not a she, though i understand my name can be misleading (in retrospect i hadn't really thought it out that much before using it, but alas, at least it makes for some kind of conversation). Its funny you posted this topic because i kind of wrote a response to this idea in a poem, that i'll post later on today in dark passions. Anyway, my feelings on Tv violence is that there are acceptable levels of violence, and then there are overboard levels of violence, that can only be controlled either by a parent or by a kid who know's his limits of tolerance.
Probably the most violent shows are these FOX "real tv" things where they show actual accidents and crimes and things, but usually they are slotted fairly late so the only people watching them are night owls like me, or curious people, also like me.
The actual incident that i saw was on one of these banned in america tapes that shows graphic accidents and things, which i rented with some friends to see exactly what all the fuss was about. And it was more than disturbing the things that were put on the tape, it was basically an exploitation of dead bodies and accidents, which was very grim and disturbing. But being the curious one that i am, i always want to see stuff like that because its new, but always regret it afterwards. I can't say i've slept too well, but i guess that's the price you pay for being curious.
In any case, now with the ratings for TV shows that give you a synopsis of what you are about to see, TV watching has become like cigarette packs with warnings about your health. So ultimately its up to the viewers to know what they can stand, and what they can't.