The Parents Television Council is going after The Walking Dead because of the show’s violent content. Tim Winters, who is the head of the PTC says that the show, week after week, has shown hundreds of undead and humans being slaughtered on screen.
“Throughout its run, the AMC program The Walking Dead has featured some of the most graphic and brutally intense violence and gore imaginable. In the current season alone the show has depicted hundreds of scenes of grisly murder both of living and ‘undead,’ but human, characters.”
Winters goes on to explain in detail the type of violence the PTC has observed on the show.
“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.”
Winters then goes on to say that The Walking Dead is clearly a show for adults but states that the show gets a TV-14 rating.
“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.”