Violence on television – "True Detective": Scenes of violence are routine in prime-time TV now, especially with the resurgence of crime and horror series such as "True Detective," which had its first season finale on Sunday, March 9. The show stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson as a pair of investigators uncovering grisly murders.
Violence on television – "Justified": The critically acclaimed modern-day Western about lawman Raylan Givens features shootings as a regular occurrence -- in true Western style, nevertheless.
Violence on television – "Hannibal": This TV prequel to the films and books about cannibalistic serial killer Dr. Hannibal Lecter has violence and gore as an obvious part of the equation. Critics have said that the gruesome scenes are almost artistic and that witnessing so much brutality takes a toll. (Producers pulled an episode for being too dark after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.)