I watch a good bit of TV. Everything from network shows, cable shows and shows on premium channels like HBO. The usage of language naturally differs on each of these channels because of FCC regulations and whatnot.
I've noticed that in the past five years or so, the cable channels like FX and AMC have become a bit more...free with their usage of swearing. Which I have to say I enjoy.
Now, I'm not saying that every show on television needs to have f-bombs and other foul language to be enjoyable, but there's something a bit more natural to the dialogue in some of the cable programs. Take The Walking Dead for example; in one of the recent episodes, Daryl and Rick were standing on a porch preparing to embark on mission when Shane approaches. Shane and Rick have some beef that they need to discuss, Daryl is aware of the beef and takes his leave by saying, "I'mna go take a piss."
If you're aware of the show and Daryl, you'd know his character would never say, "I gotta go pee," or "I have to go to the restroom."
Now take a crime drama on a national network, just pick one, there's a million. The police officer's language on those shows is so sanitized that it makes it difficult to relate to the character, which in turn, for me anyway, makes the show less enjoyable because I know cops simply don't speak like that.
I don't know. Just something I noticed. Thoughts?