At the ripe old age of 41 (Almost!), it takes a lot to phase The Hook, but the state of children’s television programming comes close. What are these douchebags in suits thinking when they repeatedly schedule Kill BIll Vol. 1 on a Saturday night?
Don’t get me wrong, I worship the film making skills of Quentin Tarantino and the Kill Bill films display his greatest assets – a deep respect for retro films and the bold daring necessary to stand out in a grossly overcrowded market. But I’m an adult and I know what to expect from the man’s films.
Namely, unrepentant killers engaging in so much bloodshed the color has to be reverted to black and white at times!
But my twelve-year-old, though more accepting of violence in film theses days, is another matter entirely. Teletoon, a Canadian network supposedly specializing in children’s programming airs adult fare under different banners meant to differentiate it from “kid stuff”. After spending the day loading up on sugar, kids don’t go to sleep that early on the weekend so these films are easily accessible. Kids are still channel surfing at 9:30 pm.
Don’t kid yourselves folks, the douchebags in suits know this. They just don’t care enough to air their adult programming on a different network like they do for retro cartoons or french-language shows.
What’s next, ”Saturday night with the Sopranos on Teletoon?”