I’m incredibly into television, as you all probably know, so I’ve been watching previews of all the fall shows in order to pick my top five. I…

I’m incredibly into television, as you all probably know, so I’ve been watching previews of all the fall shows in order to pick my top five. I watched the previews for the new season of Melrose Place and Gossip Girl, and was wondering whom their target audience was. Legally they are probably required to state that their key demographic is 18-35 year olds, but who do they think they’re kidding. Most likely 12 to 18 year olds are being exposed to the sometimes-racy subject matter on these shows. The previews showed sex scenes and a bathtub scene, which probably isn’t appropriate for impressionable young teens. Sure parents can turn the television off, but now these shows can be seen online and talked about with everyone. Should the FCC penalize these shows when writers pretend to be unaware of who is watching their sex romp television show? Censorship and freedom of speech are at constant odds in our country, usually ending with them agreeing to disagree. – Ruben