Well, TBS’s The Detour is at it again. The April 18th episode, “The Trip,” continued the show’s utter contempt for anything to do with Christianity or Christian values. With other issues, the show has done a hit and run, keeping the mockery to one episode and then moving on to other targets.
It’s no secret that writer and show creator Shonda Rhimes, who is responsible for hits such as Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, How to Get Away with Murder (by becoming an abortionist?) and The Catch, is a strong pro-abortion advocate. Not only does she make zero effort to hide her view on the controversial topic or try to appear bias-free, she now has gone so far as to join the board of abortion-giant Planned Parenthood.
CBS’s Mom centered most of their entire Thursday night episode, “Tantric Sex and the Sprouted Flute,” poking fun at hippie, vegan, Prius-driving liberals. And it was awesome. Mom is about a young mother, Christy (Ana Faris) who is newly sober and trying to repair her relationship with her newly sober mother Bonnie (Allison Janney).
Oprah’s show Greenleaf, a drama featuring a Christian “megachurch” and the fallible humans behind it, has been all over the map when it comes to representing Christian values accurately. One minute, the show is depicting gay conversion therapy programs in a positive light. The next, it’s sending the message that Christians who don’t support gay marriage are “broken.”
Tuesday night’s episode of The Middle, “The Confirmation,” could have turned out very badly given the subject matter. Parents Frankie (Patricia Heaton) and Mike (Neil Flynn) send their son Brick (Atticus Shaffer) off to “Wilderness Jesus Jam” camp to help him brush up on his knowledge of religion in preparation for his upcoming confirmation.
Tuesday night’s episode of TBS’s comedy The Detour, “The Dilemma,” featured quite a few dilemmas for main characters Nate (Jason Jones) and Robin (Natalie Zea). But one dilemma in particular ended up being a breeze…how to find someone to participate in a threesome.
Sunday night’s episode of American Crime, “Season Three: Episode 5” took an interesting turn in the ongoing pregnancy/abortion storyline of former prostitute Shae (Ana Mulvoy Ten), who is on her second pregnancy and heading towards her second abortion.
Friday night’s episode of CBS’s Blue Bloods, “Love Lost,” took a turn for the worse in promoting assisted suicide, but also showed the true dedication officers have for everyone in their communities, regardless of race.
Thursday night’s episode of The Catch was partially preempted by breaking news, but unfortunately, not long enough to cut off more than one brazen display of sexual depravity.
Thursday night’s episode of CBS’s The Great Indoors, “Party Paul,” revealed an interesting take on gay pride. As in, there should be none. At least not in the form of supportive comments from straight “allies.” Unless you want to be subject to eye rolls and groans of annoyance, that is.
Last week’s episode of TBS’s The Detour might have poked fun at liberals, but this week the joke is on us. And it was far from funny. April 4’s episode, “The Job,” was filled with utter contempt and intolerance towards Christianity. The first hint of trouble came when main characters Nate (Jason Jones) and Robin (Natalie Zea) Parker are having difficulty hailing a taxi and Nate turns to silently pray about it.
It’s no secret that the creator of HBO’s Girls, Lena Dunham, is rabidly pro-abortion, as I’ve mentioned in previous articles on the show. So, the fact that the current storyline has Dunham’s character choosing life for her baby has been quite surprising, though I’m waiting for the moment where she decides she absolutely cannot be “burdened” by a baby and decides to have a late-term abortion.
On the third season of ABC’s American Crime, social worker Kimara Walters (Regina King) has been working to help keep former prostitute Shae Reese (Ana Mulvoy Ten) off the streets and discovers that Shae is pregnant with her second child.
On April 2’s episode, “Season Three: Episode Four,” we find that Shae wants to have an abortion, which is what she chose for her first child as well, though she refused to give details about the first abortion in prior episodes.
April 2’s Big Little Lies finale, “You Get What You Need,” wrapped up several on-going storylines, merging them into one with an important pro-life message at the helm. We were introduced to main characters, Jane (Shailene Woodley) and her son born of rape, Ziggy (Iain Armitage) from the beginning of the limited series, and the storyline centered around Ziggy being accused of hurting and bullying a little girl at school.
Gun? Check. Holster? Check. Bulletproof vest? Check.
Prius police cruiser? Umm….
While it’s definitely not a family-friendly show, March 28th's episode of The Detour, “The Heat,” had a couple of hilarious moments that almost made up for the raunchiness of the rest of the show. The Detour centers around a not-so typical family as real-life couple and show creators Jason Jones and Samantha Bee play parents Nate and Robin who take their kids on a road trip.
This season of American Crime has been documenting (no pun intended) the plight of illegal immigrant farm workers as well as prostitution and drug use/addiction. In Sunday night’s episode, “Season Three: Episode Three,” all three issues were somehow tied together, as farm owners Jeanette (Felicity Huffman) and JD (Tim DeKay) attended a worker’s rally.
This week Oprah's mega-church drama Greenleaf featured not one, but two gay storylines, both regarding discipline: one was a matter of self-discipline and the other dealt with discipline within church leadership. In Wednesday’s episode “Strange Bedfellows,” a rift forms over the decision to fire the church’s gay choir director Carlton Cruise (Parnell Damone Marcano).
In Sunday night’s episode of HBO’s Girls, “Full Disclosure,” Lena Dunham's character Hannah is still informing her close friends and family about her pregnancy. Her decision to keep the baby comes as shocking “news” to those she tells given that Hannah is, much like Dunham herself, strongly liberal and extremely pro-abortion - so much so that Dunham stated publicly that she wishes she had had an abortion.
It’s no secret how much hate the left harbors towards guns, and how the media avoid reporting on the number of lives saved by them. But Sunday night’s episode of HBO's Big Little Lies, “Once Bitten,” gave a rare glimpse into the benefits of gun ownership, particularly for women who have been victims of violent crime.