Now, I'm an adult and there are some movies I won't go to because of the violence, but there are some television shows I won't watch either. On some of my favorite programs I'll turn the channel for a few moments to get past the violent scene. When I think it's over I go back to the program. Sometimes, it's only the tension that makes me turn the channel.
You know those moments when the music heightens the tension, the character is by himself/herself and you know someone or something is watching. You just feel the danger creeping up. It's scary.
To me some of the violent scenes on Criminal Minds, Blue Bloods, CSI, CSI: New York, Vegas, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Covert Affairs, The Mentalist and others cross the line with more violence than I want to see. Some of these programs are family oriented shows, and they don't cross the line often.
Criminal Minds is always full of violence, and I cringe and change the channel when they show it. These people on this show are portraying FBI profilers, so I imagine they get it pretty accurate. It is just something I rather they didn't show. Telling is not better in books, but I think in many cases on TV showing is too much.
I watch all of these shows I've mentioned and more. Do you think I'm over reacting to the violence I see on television programs and movies? It's making me rethink if I want to continue writing romantic suspense or change to sweet romances. Maybe, I'm just tired of seeing all the violence in the world. It's everywhere, and we hear about it all the time.
Have a great week, and I'll see you next weekend.
Best always,Sandra K. Marshall