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Ever heard of the phrase “guns don’t kill people, people kill people?” Apparently, the new version of The Twilight Zone doesn’t believe the maxim is true. The CBS All-Access reboot introduces the crazy idea that guns can shoot themselves, and that we somehow value them more than people.
Amazon’s Fleabag is, as described by the Guardian, a sitcom “about terrible people and broken lives.” Somehow, that premise was enough for it get a second season that was released May 17. Even worse, it was apparently enough of an excuse to bring a priest down to its shoddy level.
Looking for leverage to get the Democrats to fund a flame-shooting border wall, President Trump promises to refuse to resupply the International Space Station until Democrats agree to the funding in the May 19 episode of Showtime’s Our Cartoon President. Pitting suffering astronauts against the president, media reports cause Trump to begin to lose support. He even loses support from loyal Trump supporters like Sean Hannity, along with Ann Coulter who appears on Hannity’s show.
CBS’s social justice mini-series The Red Line finally came to an end on May 19. It’s just another series that has promoted obvious progressive talking points like cops shooting black people and the “peaceful” Black Lives Matter movement. The final two episodes likewise end not with a bang but with a whimper as they preach intolerance in the name of gay acceptance.
It was silly for any of us to suspect that CW’s Supergirl might have been easy on the politics in its season finale. After a year of liberalism including transgender issues, illegal immigration, and even conspiracy theories, we cap off everything honoring the real heroes of the show: journalists.
On Thursday night, Superstore aired another two episodes that focused on the ongoing conflict between Cloud 9 employees and corporate. The issue has festered through several seasons and unionization attempts, with employees upset about things like not getting maternity leave and lack of healthcare benefits. What ended up being the tipping point in the last two episodes, "Sandra's Fight" and "Employee Appreciation Day," was corporate cutting back on employee hours, making it harder for them to do their jobs well and to make ends meet, and the workers wanting to unionize.
In the May 16 finale of For the People, "A Choice Between Two Things," the public defenders’ office and prosecutors take on voter intimidation perpetrated by “a pro-business advocacy group.” The episode opens on Election Day, with defense attorney Jay Simmons (Wesam Keesh) waiting in line to vote with his parents, naturalized citizens from Syria.
CBS All-Access has officially turned The Twilight Zone from an iconic morality series into just another Hollywood vehicle for virtue signaling and social justice pandering. The reboot whined about toxic masculinity, warned about cops killing black people, and mocked Trump through a kid president. With this latest episode on illegal immigration, the once original show might as well be an MSNBC segment.
The final episode of season three of CBS All Access’s streaming show The Good Fight aired May 16. It’s a given that the show is anti-Trump. The writers portray President Trump and his administration in the worst possible ways on a regular basis. But this episode, titled “The One About the End of the World,” includes an odd scene, even for this show.
Netflix’s The Society is the streaming site’s latest foray into misguided teen drama. Between shows like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Insatiable, and 13 Reasons Why, it’s safe to say that Netflix has no standards for teen viewers. While The Society is thankfully less gruesome, it sadly falls in line with the other dreadful examples in terms of language, sex, and politics.
The series of Veep arrived on Sunday. In the episode titled “Veep”, presidential candidate Selina Meyer finds herself at a brokered convention in Charlotte, North Carolina with no clear candidate choice in sight. Along the way, she unintentionally finds an issue with which to pander for delegate votes.
CBS’s mini-series The Red Line is still racking up those intersectionality points at the expense of the truth. If you needed any more proof, just look at the most recent episode outright depicting alt-right white men attacking peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors.