AMC's 'Walking Dead' under fire for TV-14 rating

Published On: Dec 14 2012 08:45:31 AM EST
Updated On: Dec 14 2012 08:59:11 AM EST

Television watchdog Parents Television Council is targeting AMC's hit zombie show Walking Dead.

The Hollywood reporter says the group is asking the TV Parental Guidelines Monitoring Board to change the drama's 'TV-14' rating due it's violent content.

"Throughout its run, the AMC program The Walking Dead has featured some of the most graphic and brutally intense violence and gore imaginable," PTC president Tim Winter said.
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"The intensely violent content has included depictions of the cleaving of human skulls with a machete, extreme gun violence including graphic depictions of blood and brains splattering after gunshot wounds, and the use of a sharpened human bone as a weapon to stab another character."

In a letter to PGMB chairman Gordon Smith, Winter wrote: "Clearly, this is content appropriate to an adult-only audience, but AMC has rated every single episode of The Walking Dead as suitable for a 14-year-old child."

What do you think? Is the show suitable for 14-year-olds? Should the television show change it's rating to TV-MA?

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