What's this "always" stuff? To my recollection, there has only been 1 dark and gritty show- Beast Machines. Ummm.... Transformers a friggin War story. And another show airing on this toy channel is GI Joe- a war / combat show. And, not only new, bubble-gum P/C shows, but older and possibly more violent and less P/C shows like 1980's Transformers and GI Joe.