When TV Fairytales Are No Longer Kid-Friendly (Interview With PTC’s Christopher Gildemeister)

When TV Fairytales Are No Longer Kid-Friendly (Interview With PTC’s Christopher Gildemeister)

Not long ago, parents and children could sit in front of the TV and watch a fairytale-based show together, knowing that the program was produced for and aimed at kids.

No longer.

Today, Hollywood is producing fairytale-type TV shows geared toward adults – full of graphic violence, sexuality and profanity.

On this week’s episode of Words of Wisdom, we talk to Christopher Gildemeister, who is head of research operations for the Parents Television Council and the author of the study “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore,” which examined fantasy-themed TV shows and found adult content in typically child-friendly franchises.

In fact, shows like Once Upon a Time, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Grimm, Emerald City and Sleepy Hollow contained 625 profanities, 300 deaths and over 1,000 incidents of violence during one stretch examined in the study.

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