Public complaints damn Lucifer to local TV hell

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Have you guys watched Lucifer yet? Surprisingly fun, right?! I’ve already written plenty about how torn I was with this new TV series adaptation of the long running Vertigo comic book of the same name. Torn because the adaptation takes all the sweeping epic mythological storytelling and world-building of writer Mike Carey’s longform narrative – and my favourite comic book story ever – and just ditches it all in favour of being yet another police procedural where some maverick character (in this case the Devil himself, having given up on being the ruler of Hell to open a jazz bar) solves crimes with the police every week.

But thanks to a ridiculously charismatic and effortlessly likable turn by Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, the show is incredibly fun to watch despite its conceptual shortcomings, leaving me confused to as whether to love it for it’s charms, or just hate it on blinkered fanboy principle.

If it’s the latter, I won’t be the only South African hating it though as Channel24 reports that after screening the first episode of the new show last week in SA, Namibia, Botswana and other African countries, local broadcaster MNet (DSTV) received a slew of complaints from the local conservative viewership about the show. One complainant wrote that “It is completely unacceptable to me that offensive series like Lucifer be televised,” while another went to say that “I would suggest that DStv contribute to the cultivation of this country and community and not break it down and let it fall into sin – from pornography to Satan worship. It is unacceptable to say the least.”

Another DSTV subscriber was so offended that they hinted at cancelling their subscription:

“DStv is broadcasting this series on Wednesday evening, that actively portrays Satan/ Lucifer as a hero to innocent people who might not know better. Has he succeeded in deceiving DStv and South African Christians, to believe that this is an innocent fable as well? In the meantime I cannot support DStv while they are actively spreading Satan’s word.”

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MNet had screened the first episode on last Wednesday at 19:00, which as some viewers complained, is supposed to be “family time”. And while MNet has not decided to yank the show off the air completely, it has acquiesced to at least avoid this potentially troublesome timeslot so as to not further offend its viewership.

“Due to the perceived sensitive nature of its content, we believe Lucifer is better suited for late-night viewing. While M-Net Edge is the much-loved home of edgy, provocative and highly acclaimed series, we continue to review our schedules to ensure that the content matches the timeslot.”

“The series Lucifer will move from its prime-time slot on M-Net Edge on Wednesdays at 19:00 to Fridays at 23:00 from this week onwards,”

Coincidentally enough, this new timeslot may actually be fitting to Lucifer‘s content as anybody who knows anything about TV ratings can tell you: Late night Friday is TV Hell. It’s basically a dumping ground where shows go to die, as relatively nobody is watching broadcast TV at that time. Which is actually kind of sucky, as Lucifer is a surprisingly enjoyable show.


As it is produced by US network FOX though, local viewership numbers will have about the same bearing on the lifespan of the show itself as a commission of inquiry into political corruption has in South Africa, but it has to be noted that Lucifer has already drawn ire overseas as well with American Family Associations’ One Million Moms creating an online petition against it (and we all know how effective internet petitions can be, right?).

Personally, I’m not the religious type, and don’t want to offend, but if you find this version of Lucifer so repugnant, you would probably have been stripping your Ford Cortinas to build rockets to knock the DSTV satellites out of the sky if the show had actually retained the original story, filled with gods from different pantheons, power-crazy angels, and Lucifer just being plain awesome.

Lucifer will continue airing on the Express From the US on Wednesdays at 02:00, and will get repeated in its new 23:00 timeslot as from this coming Friday.

This article originally appeared on TheMovies.co.za

Last Updated: February 4, 2016

Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions – but very little sleep – I’ve been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

  • If they find it offensive, dont watch it, my sister came with the same complaints to me, told her the same thing and Im Catholic, though I think it more that I dont stress over small stuff

    • Rick

      I agree , if you don’t like it don’t watch it. However it makes controlling the stuff you would like your kids exposed to difficult if it is aired at a time when a lot of kids are watching television. I haven’t watched the show yet , but if it is true that lucifer is shown to be the hero and God the enemy , then it is pure poison to both christians and non christians.

      • Dalmeth

        Use parental controls and make sure that channel cannot be accessed by your kids. Simple.

      • it’s not poison to none christians at all.. IF I believe in a higher being then I’d rather follow the devil who allegedly opened up the humanity to knowledge and is the being behind rock and roll, sex, drugs, alcohol and everything else I enjoy in life

    • Darren Peach

      I am also Catholic. Although that part of my life is not relevant anymore, high five !

      • woohoo ex-catholic Atheist buddies… High 5’s all around

        • Darren Peach

          Someone has to represent. Ho do you know if someone is Athiest ? They’ll tell you. Reading between the lines, I detect sarcasm. That’s ok, You’ve earned some leverage.

      • lol, sound like me

  • Jaded_Reprobate

    This annoys me… haven’t these religious nuts got anything better to do than freak out over a harmless tv show?

    if you’re so worried about your convictions being turned… maybe your “faith” isn’t as strong as you make it out to be 🙁

  • ElimiNathan

    Its fine, I watch it on Hulu anyways

    • Guild

      Same

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      So do most of us.
      The point is how aapkak people can go about something that they are not forced to watch.

      • Like when they burned Harry Potter books many years back because “It actively turns children into Devil worshippers.”

        • It does. Have you seen Daniel Radcliff in a good movie since?

          • Yeah but the book burning was way before the movies. 🙂

          • Hammersteyn

            Horns? Oh wait, that’s the Devil

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Well, anything with horns or hooves is a form of the devil, isn’t it?

          • Hammersteyn

            But that was the movies name and not a terrible movie

          • HvR

            Oh sweet Joseph, husband of Mary but not father of sweet Jesus!!!

            It is coming right at us!!!!

            https://media.giphy.com/media/epYlPFTJPFrkQ/giphy.gif

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            What Mechanised evil is this!?

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Dear heavens, burn it with righteous fire!!!

          • CiNiMoD

            Shut-up filthy vegan!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            XD

          • Frik van der Hewerskink

            whoa, mind blown

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          Imagine their surprise when it turned out the books couldn’t burn. I mean really, who tries to burn the stuff of the fire guy with fire.

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          Don’t joke! I read one of those books and since then I’ve eaten seven cats, killed forty pigeons with my bare hands and even drank blood a few times.

          • hahah

          • After reading those books I can honestly say the only weird thing that happened was 9/11.

            😛

    • You, G, opps, you’re Goat damn right!’

      • Hammersteyn

        haha

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      It’s fine, I’ll just torrent it.

      • ElimiNathan

        There’s always that option too lol

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I can kinda agree, or at least understand, with the family time point around the 7pm time slot, but the religious side… no. Tough titties on that one.

    I’m enjoying this show way more than I expected to. Possibly because I’m a godless heretic.

    • Agreed. Make it 9:30 like Supercraptual.

      • Guild

        hey hey hey, I like SuperNatural. I’ve watched every episode so far. Yes the latest Season so far is not the greatest but I still enjoy the mind numbing fun

        • I too have! But the most recent (on SABC) is terrible! The devil going cold turkey? GITFS

          • Guild

            Why are you watching SABC?

          • Hammersteyn

            He’s poor?

          • Belnan Ormand

            Nah, he means. “WHY is he watching SABC?”. Not “Why IS he watching SABC?”.

          • I just have it on in the background when eating dinner. Not actively following it anymore. Each season is almost identical to the one before.

          • Dresden

            What is a SABC?

      • Fox1 – Retro

        LOLZ!

  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    Damn religious nutbags.
    They probably think games like limbo is also evil because it’s only black and white.
    Seriously, grow a brain.

    • When I was younger our neighbours tried to convince my mother that D&D and games were the devils work. My mother just replied ‘Rince has no soul to steal’. WIN!

      • My parents burned all my magic cards. Good thing I hid most of them. 🙂

        • When you say burn, you mean remove from play or BURN? 0_O

          • Yeah my mom used to run red goblin decks and just burn everything I bring out with fireballs.

            But yeah.In the lighter and oil type of burning.

            At least they tried to instill their religion and beliefs only in their children.

            They don’t visit my place that often as I pretty much only display offensive things like Dragon and Star Wars posters all over my house. 😛

        • HvR

          My mother had a “Burn it it is from the devil phase”.

          Playing cards (with photos of trains on them not even naked ladies), wall tapestries from Turkey, my brother’s teddy bear, anything with a cross on it etc.

          The church people that convinced her to do it, later stole a shit load of money from a lot people including my mother.

          The same people organised pamphlets to be handed out at school that showed how karate and TMNT is from the devil.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            Yep, this^!

      • Captain JJ ‘saurus

        Haha. I knew people too who thought that XD
        Damn crazies man. Everywhere.
        Bad people are the parents who tells their kids shit like that when they have no idea what the hell they’re talking about or have no facts to support with.

        • You said HELL! It’s NOT Friday at 11pm!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Haha. “heck” doesn’t hold the same weight.

          • You’re Groot damn right it doesn’t!

      • Guild

        My parents are very religious. I grew up going to church every sunday, etc. When I was 6, that Christmas an Aunt sent my brother and I He-man toys. Was awesome for about 10 minutes. My mother started the braai and burnt them because they were apparently the devils work. I never got to watch He-man as a kid either. Fun times.

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          Wow
          Just
          Wow

          • Guild

            Budd, my mother drives me nuts with the Christianity stuff. The way it was pushed down my throat I think is what drove me away from it. Actually annoys me now when I see her and she makes a comment about “praying for this” or “I’ll ask God to help with that” or “God has a plan” etc.

          • That would irritate me no end

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            I have no problems with people being religious (whichever religion it may be). To each their own. As long as they make their own decision to follow it or not follow it, that’s all.

          • Guild

            Same I couldn’t be bothered what religion a person has but don’t try force it on others.

          • Darren Peach

            A secret I have learned through working with religious folks is to accept them and don’t judge. Ironic, I know. Thing is, attack a persons faith is always perceived as a attack on the Individual…….

          • HvR

            Dammit, you my long lost brother or something… ooo the scandal.

        • Hammersteyn

          Everyone should have He-Man in their lives

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Yes. Agreed.
            Not to be confused with They-People

        • No way! I seem to remember people losing their shit about Skelator though.

          • Guild

            All I remember was I had some guy who had different eyes. They rotated on his head. But since one of the them was a big eye in the middle, it was deemed Satan’s work. Can’t remember which one my brother got. I think it was He-Man but since he says “By the power of Greyskull” my mother deemed it Satan’s work because there is only one power and that’s the Lord’s power. So in the braai they went

          • Eish man… I remember the dude with the rotating face, was awesome!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            If I were your dad I’d be pissed. Plastic in the braai makes the meat taste funny ;P

          • Hammersteyn

            Also there was Hordak, now what’s a mother to think? 😛
            http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/4/49448/3027790-hordak+(1).jpg

          • Guild

            XD Looks awesome

          • Hammersteyn

            XD XD XD

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Wait, does this mean Dino Riders was also evil? Because, you know, dinosaurs didn’t exist really, it’s all a conspiracy.

          • Hammersteyn

            Also Thunder Cats, Brave Star, Ninja Turtles, I remember the Huisgenoot had an article about ninja turtles and how it’s influencing children

          • Ir0nseraph

            O really in what way ? if kids don’t treat pets with respect they could mutate and hunt them down 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            Kids only wanted to eat pizza. I remember it vaguely because I wanted to avoid doing what thy did so that I could keep on getting Ninja Turtle toys and movies

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            The Huis Genoot is the worst evil

          • Hammersteyn

            Still laughing at the time Steve chuck his tea at the huisgenoot editor

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            If you want to see my blood boiling, as in turning into charcoal as the moisture escapes through my skin, the Huigenoot is the way to do it… That and that radio station that has no boundaries…

        • Hammersteyn

          My parents believed boobs were evil and nothing else, which is why I’m addicted to porn

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            HAHAHA!!!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Wow. Where were you when I had to see a shrink? ;P

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          Yeah, I know that feeling… My Ninja Turtles were offered on a burning altar…

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          My sister went through a cult phase. The full jumping on chairs and screaming because the devil was under it. She used to give me these little comic book style pamphlets about D&D taking you straight to hell. I used to read them because they were surprisingly well drawn & incredibly funny.

        • Belnan Ormand

          Yea, a lot South Africans have a screw loose in that department. Especially on the 30y+ ladies side. They are just above the information age generation, so in about +- 30 years everything should be ok.

        • Darren Peach

          My pappy left me and the sister to our own journey after primary school. He died an athiest, so will I.

        • Darren Peach

          You wanna hear something more tragic ? I got a cool He-Man Toy one year. Had it for a few days and as kids do, I took it with me everywhere. So, one night I went to the post office with my mom and was buggering around with the post intake slit and dropped it in there. My mom never even bothered to go back in the morning to get it back for me.

          • HvR

            But you learnt the very valuable lesson to keep thing you treasure out of unknown slots and slits… especially at the post office.

          • Darren Peach

            I just read what I wrote, It deserves to be made fun of.

        • HvR

          LOL, went to watch He-man and TMNT etc at my friend’s house down the street.

  • Just dumping a show to a later time does not kill a show. They did that to South Park and yet we still get to see the devil dress up as Britney Spears and having a super sweet 16 Halloween party (and have sex with Sadam) 😛

    The show is good. Don’t agree with it then don’t watch it.

  • Hammersteyn
    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      LOL

  • Once again the conservatives ram their own beliefs down the throats of adults while ignoring their own hypocrisy.

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      Sounds like something they’d put up on a sign next to the road.

  • Hammersteyn

    It’s fine being religious, but don’t force it on me or influence my life with those beliefs. DSTV has enough channels that shows other classic shows like Pawn Stars or the Kardashians so get the f**k of my porch

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      “classic shows”
      Oh the lolz
      I find it hilarious that these people find something like a dragon evil, but whoring around or having zero manners on a tv show is perfectly fine somehow

    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      That’s what irks me the most! 16 and Pregnant is a show watched by many, the Karduurgh…wait, let me just collect myself, the kardash…wooo, wait, that show, and hundreds of other mindless shows get people excited? Like how everyone loves Justin Bieber….

  • David Weatherhead

    This just reminds me of that time Devildriver were on their way to South Africa, and a whole host of fans, including myself, were super excited. But, thanks to some people being “offended” (pretty much only by the name, with no context on it’s meaning or the band) they took our freedoms away, and the Devildriver show ended up being cancelled.

  • Jan Prins

    This is funny. People moaning and bitching about people moaning and bitching. Here’s an idea: Live and let live.

    Did you really think that a show, based on the biggest or most well known evil to man aka Satan (now being turned into a good guy) would NOT irk some people?

    • Hammersteyn

      But they show Satan begin f****d by Sadam on South Park but that’s fine?

      • And he is technically also a good guy because he saves Canada from Canadian Satan Beelzebout.

        • Hammersteyn

          Missed that episode, which season?

          • 15 I think. Was the season with Stans dad actually being Lorde and Canada exploiting the world with a freemium Terrance and Philip game.

          • Hammersteyn

            Missed that completely 🙁

          • Was like one of the best seasons. Only ruined in the end by the presence of Pewdiepie.

        • HAHAHAHAH!

      • Jan Prins

        Wasn’t that in the South Park movie? Which would mean a different time, and you can bet your ass that there would have been complaints about it. Not just as vocal today, due to lack of Twitter etc way back then.
        And keep in mind, this show is new, so it is a new thing to moan and bitch about. South Park is old hat.

        • Was after the movie as well and still actively part of the show. Hell (pun intended) Satan banishes Sadam to heaven at one point because they broke up but Sadam keeps harassing him.

          Damn I love that show.

          • Hammersteyn

            Same

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      They started it!

    • Here we go…

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      This IS really funny, because it’s coming from you. 😀

    • Darren Peach

      Now now, allow folks to express their frustrations and all that. I worship the spaghetti monster yet also eat it. Satan is a provocative term which will instill a deep thought of hesitation instinctively as we are taught this in our formative years.

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    So wait, let me just get behind this train of thought, you have a DSTV subscription on which not only M-Net is a listed channel, you watch the show, whether that be a complete episode or not, decide it’s not for you and you don’t change the channel? You then write a complaint to M-Net about said show because it doesn’t agree with your constitution and you don’t want others exposed to it because of the fear of possible influence?

    This reminds me of a certain RAMFest…

    • Captain JJ ‘saurus

      Don’t remind me.

    • The Sten

      Its not that they think they’re being forced to watch it, but rather that its an easy timeslot for their kids to catch it. You cant look over your kids shoulder 24/7.

      • Hammersteyn

        But you can set parental guidance

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          A second, I tell you!! HAHA!

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        There is such a thing as a parental lock on digital television decoders, to such an extent that you can customise themes…

      • I disagree here. I understand what you are saying, but if you cannot stop your kid from watching something on TV how the hel, heck can you protect them from other things like the internet and predators?

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          The internet alone scares me enough to not want to procreate.

          • You can always just go procreate yourself. 😛

          • Hammersteyn

            The Earth is Flat argument seems to be picking up speed again

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            We’re in for some exciting times, I say. ;D

          • Hammersteyn

            I’m voting for Trump!

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            Still beats Zuma over 9000

          • HAHAH

          • Ryanza

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            If, like me, you’re a Pratchett fan, you’ll know it has to be, how else would it stand on the back of four(five) elephants riding a turtle through space?

          • Well we could always just call deaths adopted daughter and ask how many elephants. 🙂

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            Or jump off the edge to see? Oh, that won’t work, we’d need a rather powerful spell…

          • We could ask the OG Rincewind to help us out. 🙂

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            If Scrofula hasn’t gotten to him yet…

          • Not after Neil de Grace tyson flattened the idiot B.O.B

          • Actually NGT also said the earth isn’t round. It is a bumpy spheroid. 😛

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            Reshaped every so often by gravitational forces, and contrary to belief, does not move in a circle around the sun, but spirals, together with the whole solar system toward the innards of the Milky way galaxy…

          • Hammersteyn

            Searching for video NOW gotta see it!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It won’t change anything. Just like anti-vaxxers and people who think a quack in Mexico cured AIDS. Facts and evidence to the contrary mean little to true believers.

          • Hammersteyn

            F**king owned

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            HAHAHAH!!!!! “This is called Gravity!” NdGT is a proper modern day hero…

          • Hammersteyn

            He IS!

          • I am sure @[email protected]_DoEH3TsffU:disqus and I can agree we don’t want you to either *RUNS

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            And not have those impressive brows passed on to future generations? I don’t agree at all.

          • Captain JJ ‘saurus

            One day when the world is a post-apocalyptic desert I will be able to see through all the dust with no problems with these brows! I have evolved beyond you normies

        • The Sten

          True, but that doesnt mean you shouldnt pay attention at all.

          • Eh? Yes, my point, you HAVE to pay attention.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Yeah, and they did pay attention, which is why they complained about it. We also have standards for no nudity, language, violence, etc during this particular time slot on TV. As much as I hate the phrase “think of the children” because it’s often used foolishly, this is one of the times that you do. I imagine they don’t want to head to the toilet for 5 minutes and come back to see little Timmy watching Lucifer tell a kid she’s got a hookers name.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        The time-slot argument is a fair one.

        • noooooooo if you are worried about your 14 year old being turned into a satanist then the time slot is not the problem

    • Hammersteyn

      Yes lets interfere in other peoples lives because it keeps our minds of things like kinky sex or drinking to much and we’re bored as f**k

      • Captain JJ ‘saurus

        I’ve seen some of these super conservative kids completely fall off the track when they left school and went to varsity. It’s not healthy for the kid to be kept away from every little thing that you think MIGHT influence them.

        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          THAT scares me!! I have seen it so many times… You see exposure is where you tend to learn boundaries, draw a line between right and left, make your own decisions, good or bad, your decisions, from there, you live with them…

  • Captain JJ ‘saurus

    The rules of comment gathering on Lagz:
    Article of console vs pc (though it’s not so hot anymore)
    Article of women’s rights
    Article of religion

    Golden.

    • Ir0nseraph

      You forgot Warframe 🙂

      • Captain JJ ‘saurus

        Only if Admiral is on, which he doesn’t seem to be now.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Nah, they hardly ever have articles about that. Which is why we always talk about it on all those Warframe-lite articles. I mean, Destiny. 😉

        • Ir0nseraph

          XD

        • Captain JJ ‘saurus

          LOL

    • Actually above all that is

      (Ubisoft/EA/Konami) did something amazingly (greedy/stupid/apologetic) yet again.

    • HAHAHA yeah

  • Ryanza

    This is an interesting one. Don’t Support DRM.

    A TV show about the devil where the devil is taking a break from hell to fight and solve crime on earth. And the name of the show is right on the nose, lucifer.
    The devil is portrayed in a nice way, charming, nice, with bad side to him. How we love the british accent. Just warms one heart, gov’nor.

    Is the tvshow trying to weasle the devil into people’s hearts, making it easy for us to accept the devil because his a good guy in this tvshow.

    South Africa. Strong cultural and religious practices and beliefs. Of course there will be complaints by South Africans about a devil character on tv portrayed to be a good guy while the kids watch and making them think that the devil is cool.

    Now if they made a tv show called lucifer where the devil is bad fucking character and doing bad evil shit, with lots of fire, gore, death… and let’s not forget if you have a tv show about the devil you have to have God represented. Good vs evil. God vs devil. Yin yang.
    I’m sure then less people would complain.

    Don’t Support DRM. DRM is evil.

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    My cat’s name is Lucifer, he’s black, and he’s a wimp…

  • Gr8_Balls_o_KFM_Fire

    Wow. Lol

  • AfricanTime

    7delaan is offensive to me, should we remove it as well… and secondly the bible itself does not mention that Lucifer is the Devil or becomes the Devil, just an assumption

  • Dresden

    My mother is a very religious person and she honestly didn’t care that I was watching these “evil” series and movies while growing up. I asked her one day why she allowed it and she explained to me that she knew that I could discern the difference between entertainment and trusted that I won’t take up anything I see too seriously.
    I think it’s religious nutters like these mentioned here that give religion in a general a extremely bad name (I can’t even start to imagine how many people have turned their backs on religion because of overly strict parents). Besides, we live in a world dictated by the choices YOU make, so if it really offends you that much… just don’t watch it!

  • Milesh Bhana

    *waits for Preacher series to start airing…

    • schitsophrenic-toothbrush

      Dude don’t hold your breath man. It apparently will be a dumbed down version of the book. If people think that Lucifer is bad then they clearly have never read preacher :p

  • Lardus-For the Emperor!

    So…do these same peoples complain about Supernatural? I see nothing wrong with the show.

    • supernatural makes the bad guys bad

      • Lardus-For the Emperor!

        In Supernatural, God is portrayed as not only absent, but they say some really “un-religious” things about him .One always understands that Crowley is bad, but he is freegin awesome. Right now in the new season, Lucy is portrayed as the only hope, but you still know he is bad. How people can think Lucy is “good” in this show baffles the mind though…he is helping because he find the detective intriguing and he is pretty much “doing what he wants”. Tomorrow, that might entail eating baby-entrails…but that is only my view based on the first episode. Coming from a super conservative upbringing – I still can’t understand the “I don’t like it you can’t watch it” mentality.

        *Unless further episodes prove otherwise, I see none of this “glorifying Satan” the people are complaining about 🙂

  • Pick Me Coach

    WTF is it that makes these religious types the idea that they have the right to dictate what other people should or shouldn’t watch? If you don’t like it, change the channel, nobody is forcing you to watch it.
    I wish the best of luck to you, Invisible-Magical-Sky-Buddy™ and the little sheeple you are no doubt raising, but leave the rest of us alone to watch what we want to.
    P.S. F*ck you MNET for caving to the demands of these crazies.

    • Darren Peach

      Agree Infinity !

  • oVg

    WHAT IS DSTV?

  • Graeme Selvan

    Personally I don’t think this show will have the legs to carry it past season one. Its a pity though as it has so much potential.

  • Darren Peach

    Bunch of dildos !

  • Darren Peach

    I think DSTV are guilty of censorship to a certain degree. I have noticed, When I do watch movies on the Mnet channels, they are cut for time. Goodfellas was cut to shit when it aired some time ago. I specifically noticed it cause I love that film. On the other hand, the more recent broadcasts of Goodfellas was not cut. A editor mate told me it had more to do with time on air but my point was the very violent scenes were cut. Same thing with Casino.

    • AfricanTime

      on the Mnet channells? i know for the Universal channel they cut it down to like an hour some of the films.

      • Darren Peach

        I think most broadcasters do it for advertising time. Still sucks.

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