Making a popular television show is no easy task. Depending on the type of program, there will be various factors that contribute to its success but all the very best share similar elements, such as engaging characters, gripping drama, stunning sets and brilliant writing. Of course, with so many different shows competing for viewers, producers often have to come up with ways to attract a bigger audience and a common way of doing this is to include sex scenes and explicit nudity. It’s a sure fire way to ensure you get at least some people watching who might otherwise have done so and, in some cases, can create such a reputation that people will tune it just to see the shocking scenes.
Like many other historical dramas, Spartacus does not just tell the tale of those who lived in the past but also shows the viewer all of the sordid things that they used to do. Having the main characters appear naked was such a frequent event that many of the actors spent more time nude that they did fully clothed throughout their time on the show, with regular full frontal nudity of both men and women.
Girls tells the story of a group of close friends living in New York City, with a particular focus on the life of Hanna, played by Lena Dunham. Hannah is continuously shown to be naked throughout the television show, even appearing nude while playing table tennis and eating cake. This has prompted some complaints that the producers are having her appear naked for no reason.