Violence in television has been a hotly debated topic over the years, with many people claiming that a large majority of fictional violence is unnecessary or over-the-top, and perhaps they’re right, but boy does it make for entertaining television. Combine that with great writing, visuals, and acting, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for success.
Here are some of the most violent shows that are worth a watch.
With season 3 of The Boys well underway, fans are loving every second of the madness. If you’ve never seen the show before, it revolves around a team of vigilantes that are intent on taking down a corrupt group of superheroes that take it upon themselves to commit every crime imaginable. The show is packed full of social commentary and does so by spinning the superhero genre on its head in more ways than one.
It’s smart, it’s surprisingly funny, and it’s violent—like, really violent. Many of the injuries inflicted by these supes would guarantee anyone a trip to a medical center like ThriveMD—or perhaps the morgue. If you aren’t a fan of gore, you might want to skip this one, but it’s incredibly entertaining.
The Walking Dead
Just like the monstrous zombies—sorry, walkers—that roam about the show, The Walking Dead just won’t die. Based on the comics, the show has been around since 2010, spawning spin-offs, video games, and more. While there is plenty of human-on-walker violence that promotes plenty of brain-bashing to stop them once and for all, there’s an equal amount of humans attacking humans.
The violence in this show certainly isn’t for the faint of heart, as you’ll be given your fair dose of explosions, slicing, gunfire, bashing, and, of course, biting.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you’ve at least heard people talk about Game of Thrones. While the show may not have stuck the landing for many fans, that doesn’t stop the first six seasons or so from providing some of the best content that television has to offer.
Even if you aren’t a fan of the “medieval” setting, there’s something here for everyone: romance, suspense, mystery, action, humor, drama, and the most captivating swordplay on television. As long as you’re okay with very vivid and hazardous sword-swinging, fire-breathing, and wine-poisoning, you’ll love this show from start to finish.
Time To Binge
These are some of the best shows that are notorious for their levels of violence that you should definitely add to your watch later list—you might even end up binge-watching a season or two before you know it!