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On BBC’s Episode 4 of Years and Years, which aired July 15 in the United States on HBO, it’s now 2027. The world continues to be in chaos, with financial and governing problems plaguing European nations. The United States is hit, too, as Roe v. Wade has finally been overturned, all these years later.
A ten-episode series centering around a traditional multi-generational African-American family in Georgia sounds like an interesting idea. The series is heavy on heartwarming family stories and family history. Netflix almost gets it right, too ... until it doesn’t.
To our severe disappointment, HBO has renewed its teen sex drama series Euphoria for a second season. We haven’t even finished off the first season, and the worst may be yet to come. Until then, we still have to contend with this continuing denigration of young humanity, this week with teens picking up sex pointers from porn.
Kevin Bacon’s character Jackie Rohr may be the star FBI agent of Showtime’s early 90s-era Boston drama City on a Hill, but he’s far from likable. In July 14’s episode, “From Injustice Came the Way to Describe Justice,” he’s once again seen casually having sex with his mistress, while his wife and mother-in-law are left home wondering where he is.
Snowfall, the FX series following a fictional depiction of the crack cocaine epidemic in the Reagan years, is back for a third season, and it certainly didn’t take too long to get something wrong. True, the entire series is based on a debunked claim that the CIA was responsible for the crack epidemic in black communities, so getting facts wrong is just second nature at this point. The latest blunder comes from the idea that black cops are basically race traitors.
Most Japanese animation, or “anime,” that comes out is weird, but it can be very fun to watch. Other movies and shows made in this technique, however, may make you want to take a shower once you’re finished watching. The Netflix re-release of the influential 1995 series Neon Genesis Evangelion on June 21 started off as the former, but then turned out to be the latter in one of the most nihilistic shows I've ever seen.
Fans of Netflix's Stranger Things might remember Erica Sinclair, Lucas' little sister who stole the show in season two. She's back in season three and an absolute American hero. Not only does she join the team to save the world from the Russians, she makes sure everyone understands that it's all about capitalism versus communism.
HBO’s Euphoria gets off on showing probably the worst liberal entertainment has to offer, whether it’s statutory rape, way too many penises, or teenagers becoming cam girls. The July 7 episode continues that trend featuring those things and more with a deeper look at the show’s transgender teenager.
It took quite a journey to get there, but Showtime’s Our Cartoon President found a way to call a group of conservatives a "white-power rally" and President Trump the "Grand Wizard." Along the way, prominent conservatives in public life, like Ben Shapiro, were dragged into the fray.
Into the Dark, Hulu’s monthly dark anthology show based around holidays, is mostly a mixed bag series at best. However, it has fortunately mostly kept away from politics. Unfortunately, the show takes a sudden over-dramatic turn to the left with its Fourth of July episode “Culture Shock.” Let’s just say no one’s rushing to say “God Bless America” in this show.
The July 2 episode of Freeform’s Good Trouble, titled “Doble Quince,” was written around the quinceañera Jazmin Martinez (Hallie Sahar) never had. Not to put too fine of a point on it but the reason the transgender woman didn’t have a quinceañera is because at the age of 15 years old, when the coming-of-age celebrations traditionally happen in the Latino community, “she” was a he.
On Friday, June 21, Netflix debuted it’s latest comedy series, Mr. Iglesias. The premise of the show is endearing, and seems like a true gem—a nice flick to put on after work—amidst all the junk Netflix puts out now a days. However, Netflix still managed to tint this one with shades of liberal bias and low jabs at conservatives.