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Disney has officially joined the streaming race with its new service Disney+, or DisneyPlus, and with that comes its own original content. First up is High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (yes, really), a meta-mockumentary following teens performing a stage version of High School Musical at the high school it was filmed. If this is a sign of things to come, this is probably the start of something bad.
It was general versus general this Veteran’s Day on NBC’s Bluff City Law. After a malfunctioning GPS product kills several soldiers in misdirected airstrikes, Elijah Strait’s former mistress Gen. Virginia Howe seeks Strait and Associates help to expose the faulty product before it claims more lives.
CBS’s Madam Secretary has been quite bold in its final season. First it starts out with a Hillary Clinton-like female president. Then, it follows up by praising reporters as fighting “the good fight.” Now, it goes one step further in promoting censorship out of fear of causing white nationalism.
This season, Netflix announced with fanfare that its reboot of the classic 1980s cartoon, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, would be introducing its first “non-binary” character, “Double Trouble” (voiced by Jacob Tobia). In a previous season, She-Ra had two gay dads and included a lesbian subtext in one of the cartoon relationships. Post-Obergfell, the LGBT movement has gone full-speed ahead in trying to hypersexualize children and their identity formation.
For All Mankind may be interested in showing us its alternative history, but that’s nothing compared to showing us its propaganda. The Apple TV+ series continues to push its feminist agenda by dragging NASA as male-driven and sexist. What isn’t sexist to TV writers these days?
Last week it was an anti-coal rant, this week on Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, Reese Witherspoon’s character admitted to a teenage abortion that inspired a viral moment that rallied the country behind her.
In the November 7 episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, titled “Papa Don’t’ Preach,” 25-year-old Cassidy Gardner (Hayley Chase) is brought to the emergency department of Pacific Northwest General Hospital after a fall on her basement stairs. Tests show that she is bleeding in her spleen and also that she is 8 – 10 weeks pregnant. Cassidy is disappointed to learn that the baby survived her fall.
South Park's "Season Finale" episode, which is not actually the season finale, really went off on President Trump and Rudy Giuliani Wednesday night.
Wednesday's episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, "The Gang Solves Global Warming" focuses on, you guessed it, global warming, but also exhibits anti-Christian sentiments.
This is the final season of the CW’s superhero drama series Arrow. Not only does this bring the end of the show that brought us the shared TV universe of The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman, it’s also the writers’ last chance to make a political statement. Sadly, the show decided to reveal its real priorities by throwing in a last-minute MAGA reference for the bad guy.
Veterans Day might not be until Monday, but USA’s The Purge started things off with its own rotten take on the day. Like most things this series does, it’s tone-deaf, spiteful of America, and perverts any good feeling about anything patriotic. It’s almost a tradition for liberal shows at this point.
Apple TV+'s flagship series, The Morning Show, was inspired by a book by CNN's Brian Stelter and it shows. Clearly meant to be prestige television in the mold of HBO, the series is more preachy, self-indulgent Newsroom than juicy, story-driven Big Little Lies. The first three episodes of a 10 episode season were released with the premiere of Apple TV+ on November 1.