Just like we're used to every Ramadhan a series of TV shows is broadcast all over the Arab and Islamic world, most of these TV shows are empty and useless, they are nothing more than a distraction to the people to keep them away from Worship and Obedience of Allah swt. However, not all of these TV shows are empty and useless just like not all books are useful and beneficial, one of these TV shows which was broadcast last Ramadhan "al-Qa'qa' ibn 'Amro al-Tamimi" has proven itself as a unique series rich with valuable information, it explains the history of the four rightly guided caliphs and goes in depth into the details of the Fitnah during the days of 'Uthman (ra) and 'Ali (ra) explaining it in an accurate manner according to the authentic reports found in the books of Hadith and History, of course it earned a wide range of criticism because it made Tajseed of some of the major companions such as Talha, al-Zubair, Khaled, Bilal and others.
This Ramadhan another important series was released costing about 8 million dollars in production "al-Hassan wal-Hussein wa Mu'awiyah" is a giant production that continues where the previous show left off and talks about the days of the Grandchildren of the Prophet SAWS. al-Hassan and al-Hussein (ra) has caused major controversy because it is the first show to make Tajseed of al-Hassan and al-Hussein which is why many scholars released fatwas to boycott the show, on the other hand some major historians and renowned scholars have worked on the show such as Hassan al-Hussein, Muhammad ibn Tahir al-Barazanji, Muhammad 'Ali al-Sallaby, Suleiman ibn Fahd al-'Awdah, Yusuf al-Qaradawi and others...
While the matter of Tajseed al-Sahaba is a fiqhi issue not tied with any Shari'ah text, the scholars who adopt the position that it's impermissible to do so base their opinion on the claim that the negatives far outweigh the positives thus most channels have refused to air the show in fear of the consequences, while on the other hand a minority group of scholars see that the positives far outweigh the negatives as such shows will explain some really important and major historical events amongst the laymen and helps create immunity against the Fitnah that we've been witnessing for the past couple of years.
NOTE: Regarding the Shia position, the official stance of their scholars is that the show must be stopped and they have decided to even sue them because the Show makes Tajseed of two personalities that they hold to be sacred, personally I don't buy that since their Hussayniyah are full of paintings and statues of their Imams and if that's not Tajseed I don't know what is, add to that the fact that Iran has produced two famous TV shows of Prophet 'Isa (as) and Prophet Yusuf (as) showing their bodies, faces and voices, it is pretty obvious the Shia scholars took this position because this show harms their 'Aqeedah and sect.