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More global warming propaganda: coming soon to a theater near you! That’s according to Variety magazine, a Hollywood trade publication whose most recent issue is dedicated to “The Climate Crisis,” with a cover story that asks, “Is Hollywood Doing Enough to Fight the Climate Crisis?”
Hulu’s horror anthology series Into the Dark finally completed its twelve month, twelve episode season with its September 6 episode “Pure.” Each episode ordinarily revolves around a holiday or notable day in the month it airs, so why did the show pick the obscure “Daughters’ Day” over the much more obvious Labor Day for September? Apparently, it’s so the series can force its feminist, anti-Christian message.
Praise the Lord, HBO’s The Deuce is finally airing its third and final season. Although the network still has a sick obsession with sex and nudity, we can at least close the book on this awful series pretty soon. Until then, we have to contend with more sex, drugs, and porn films even within this season premiere. As a bonus, they even throw in a little blasphemy.
The AMC series Preacher is finally drawing to a close with only a handful of episodes left to go. Sadly, they still won't lay off on mocking God, Jesus, or religion. This time, the show insults all three along with the people who believe in God. It’s a busy hour.
Hulu's Four Weddings and a Funeral continued its descent into political propaganda in episode nine, "Four Friends and a Secret," by focusing on storylines written entirely around immigration reform while conveniently omitting the word "illegal" in every instance.
Carnival Row, a new series on Amazon Prime, could have been an entertaining murder mystery featuring star-crossed lovers but was, instead, a heavy-handed immigration allegory in which anyone who advocates for laws to be enforced is just a racist. Rycroft "Philo" Philostrate (Orlando Bloom), a human man, and Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delvigne), a fairy woman, met and fell in love when he was a soldier occupying her land, Tirnanoc.
It was bound to happen in Trump’s America. A show about a global media company owned by a conservative family patriarch has to include a show host with a love for the Hitler era, right?
Hulu's Four Weddings and a Funeral series just can't stop the political storylines as the series goes on. Wednesday's episode "Game Night" was all about immigration. The show takes place in Britain, so their immigration issues are a little different than ours, but you'll find that the rhetoric is pretty much the same--and, with American actress Mindy Kaling as co-creator, I'll bet they were counting on hitting two birds with one stone.
Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, the controversial teen drama before Euphoria made it cool, returned with a third season on August 23. Considering the awfulness of the previous season and the fact that the first season had to be edited following complaints about its graphic depiction of suicide, one hoped we'd finally hit rock bottom. Unfortunately, with more teen sex, drug use, prostitution, and abortion, 13 Reasons Why delivers more reasons why it should be avoided by all ages.
CW’s Pandora premiere season has barely left a mark on television, yet it still has to play by the same liberal rules. After promoting protests against free speech, the series has now graduated to both climate change and anti-Trump propaganda. The August 27 episode “Time Out of Mind” sees Jax (Priscilla Quintana) diving into a past life when she keeps having flashes of unfamiliar memories.
If you were hoping the season 5 premier of HBO’s Ballers would go a bit lighter on politics than they have in seasons past, then you would’ve been sorely disappointed right at the start of Sunday’s episode, “Protocol Is for Losers.” The NFL drama gave a nod to Democrat Massachusetts Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren via its main character Spencer Strasmore, played by 2019’s highest-paid actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson who is also a producer of the show.
Who knew that a star of the show GLOW on Netflix was a constitutional scholar? She's not, and yet, actress Alison Brie declared with certainty on the stage of the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards Monday night that what America is doing to immigrants is “unconstitutional and frankly disgusting."