I'm not a big fan of Debra Morgan from the TV show “Dexter”. I don't understand her character, quite frankly. Or MAYBE, it's just that I never understand what she says because all that gets through to me are series of incessant BLEEPS. Goddamnit! (Pardon, my French.) What is up with all the censoring on every single remotely adult content that is said? I understand the need to wipe out the inappropriate scenes, basically cutting a “Game of Thrones” episode down to three minutes, but I just DO NOT appreciate bleeping out the dialogue. I honestly cannot tell when someone's being promiscuous or using drugs. I mean it's all so BLEEP-ING confusing!
First of all, TV shows that need censoring aren't being aired earlier than 10:30pm. Now, considering how all normal kids go to sleep by this time, adults can choose what language they can expose themselves to. Sure, watch a TV show about a serial killer but be sure not to drop the F-bomb. That makes an awful lot of sense. And watch a show about making and laundering crystal meth but God forbid if you here a word as outrageous as smack! On the off-chance that your kid doesn't go to sleep by 10:30pm, you have more pressing parental issues to deal with than what they hear on Star World.
Now, we can complain little since we're basically running on borrowed cable on which note, maybe it's time this country became truly “independent” (we're not a part of India, and I really hate those promos where “One Tree Hill” is termed to be a “Modern-day Mahabharat”.)
If you want to bleep-censor it, why not get a little creative? Maybe dub out the words with ice-cream flavours. “What the mint chocolate did you say to me, punk? I'll kick your rocky road and punch the ever loving strawberry cheesecake out of you!” I just really love ice-cream. But at least you understand that these are all different pseudo-offensive terms. Maybe we could assign them ice-cream flavours according to the degree of inappropriateness. I AM getting a little carried away with this indeed.
Point is, it's a cruel world and we're all aware of it. TV shows are the last place to be protecting yourself or your dear ones from the harsh reality.