I can't think of anything that better exemplifies this theme than my absolute favorite show ever: Game of Thrones.
It's the best thing on television
(Notice: If you haven't watched through at least up to Season 4 then don't read on. We're talking about death so needless to say this references a lot of characters who die.)
This show has it all! Let's start with the blood...
I think that graphic sums up it better than I ever could. Courtesy of http://hugelol.com/lol/290045
And, of course- Carnage!
With the tag line "Valar Morghulis" (Translation: All Men Must Die) you know the show is gonna rack up the body count. From Dothraki feuding to Red Weddings to the Battle of the Blackwater to the Attack on Castle Black this show kills off people in such large numbers it's hard to keep count. But of course, someone did.
Even though a bit of my soul dies every time another beloved character gets mutilated in front of my eyes I keep coming back for more- just like the other 8 million viewers out there who, like me, will be glued to their TV sets every Sunday night for as long as this amazing show remains on the air. Blood, boobs and carnage it's got a plenty- but it's also the best thing on TV.
Don't forget to stop by all the other blogs naming their favorites today! (I get the feeling this show will be a favorite.)