BEWARE – An App Store rant could pop up in this post at any moment!
The WB (you remember that network right?) has been resurrected as a really confusing website that runs lots of old WB Network TV, and a few new web based shows as well. One of those shows is from Rob Corddry, and it’s called “Children’s Hospital”. In it, “oversexed” doctors behave in “wildly inappropriate behavior” in front of “terminally ill pre-teens”.
What an amazing premise for a series. It’s supposed to be a send-up of the medical show genre, and the show’s intent is to mock absurdness of the genre by going overboard in every way shape and form. The little bit that I’ve seen of it seem to do just that…and it wasn’t in a good way, in my opinion.
What really frustrates me about this, though, is to see something like this in the iTunes store, while knowing full well that PG and PG-13 content has been rejected from the App Store, with no reason or explanation. I’ve had this issue with several comics that we’ve submitted, and it boggles my mind how this is somehow acceptable, but monsters fighting one another is “obscene” and “pornographic”.
Apple has an amazing double standard with the Music, Movie, TV, and Podcast sections of iTunes when it comes to the App Store – and I am continually shocked and amazed by what is rejected from the App Store – but completely acceptable in every other section of iTunes.
It’s interesting to see more internet based television find it’s way into iTunes. I was a big fan of “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-long Blog”, and I was glad to support it. This show, on the other hand, is not something I’m going to be getting behind.
If you want to check it out – you can do so right here.