Anyone who has a watched a premium cable network such as HBO or Showtime know the extremes of sex, drugs, violence and swearing is unrivalled by any other television networks. Television programs like HBO's Deadwood can barely get through thirty seconds without at least one swear word. Other shows such as Showtime's Dexter feature characters such as Debra Morgan (Jennifer Carpenter), renowned for their foul tongue. But is the swearing necessary? Deadwood for instance is a program set on the American frontier. The swearing is meant to set the scene realistically, with rough outlaws, miners and barkeepers from the late 1800's. For that, I can understand the use of profanity, but Deadwood's frequency of swearing is off the charts. In fact, some statistics say that Deadwood uses the 'F-Word' 1.56 times per minute. The F-Word was said 43 times during the very first hour of the show, and some reports have charted the total series count at nearly 3,000 across 36 episodes.