Game of Thrones producer Dan Weiss chimed in during a recent panel about television violence, noting the “sanitized” style often shown on network and cable television shows can start to desensitize a generation to the true brutality of death.
It’s an interesting note, especially from a guy partially responsible for bringing the gruesomely insane “Red Wedding” to life just a few days ago. Here’s an excerpt from his comments:
"Violence in the real world is awful to witness. But it's the sanitized versions of violence on TV that are worse ... On network TV, people die in droves in a way that's clean and easy to watch and fun. It's more like an old video game...
Especially with the gore, there's a line beyond which it starts to work against itself and... looks like The Evil Dead 2 - it becomes a splatterfest.”