Alexa Moutevelis

ON TV Editor


Alexa is MRC Culture's On TV blog editor. She has previously worked for Students for Life for America and Citizens United Productions. Alexa graduated in 2006 from Washington & Lee University.

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The nuclear family is so 20th Century. That’s what our culture is telling us repeatedly. The latest iteration comes from HGTV’s popular program House Hunters, which featured it’s very first “throuple” (a three-person polyamorous couple) in an episode that aired Wednesday night.



Amid all the pro-abortion hatred one finds from Hollywood on Twitter, sitcom star Patricia Heaton is a welcome breath of fresh air. The former co-star of Everybody Loves Raymond and current star of Carol’s Second Act on CBS is a long-time pro-life activist and she blasted Democrats for their “barbaric” pro-abortion platform on Wednesday.



Along with the red carpet, Best Picture, and the Oscar itself, the annual Academy Awards has become synonymous with left-wing political speeches and grandstanding. Since 2016, MRC Culture's On TV blog has covered the Oscars in all its liberal glory, from the anti-Trump opening monologue jokes to the activist acceptance speeches.



When President Trump talked about one of the earliest premature babies ever to survive and then tied it in with late-term abortion at Tuesday's State of the Union, pro-abortion activists were aghast. There was little Ellie Schneider, born at 21 weeks and 6 days, when other unborn babies are brutally butchered in the womb, and our president had the guts to say it.



Teen Vogue continued its streak of misinforming youth about the politics and other issues of the day on Thursday. The liberal magazine dedicated to Gen Z declared in an op-ed, “Trump’s Racism and Islamophobia Should Have Led to His Impeachment,” arguing that “Trump's abuse of power has already devastated millions of lives.”



ABC's heartfelt drama A Million Little Things just aired one big thing on Thursday night when it had it's 12-year-old characters share their first kiss - a gay kiss.



The impeachment trial in the Senate is finally underway, but this has been a long time coming for Hollywood. Ever since election night 2016 they have been desperate for ways to overturn the results. Their fevered dreams of removing Trump from office, especially via impeachment or the 25th Amendment, have bled over into their tv scripts. Whether its addressing Trump directly or using other presidential characters as stand-ins to show how easy it could be, several shows have had storylines about the president being removed in the Trump era. Here are the top six.



Eminem surprise-released a new album, Music To Be Murdered By, early Friday morning, accompanied by a violent music video depicting the Las Vegas mass shooting and ending with a pro-gun control message. The video is for the song “Darkness” and it starts out seemingly describing Eminem’s nerves before a concert before you realize he’s rapping from the perspective of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooter. The final verse lyrics read:



Big Abortion is jumping into the 2020 race with big numbers. It was announced Thursday that Planned Parenthood is launching what CBS News’ Kate Smith reported is “the biggest electoral effort in its history: a $45 million spend to support presidential, congressional and state-level candidates in the 2020 elections who support abortion rights.”



On Thursday FX released a trailer for its upcoming series on Hulu Mrs. America about conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly’s fight against radical feminists and the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in the 1970s. You can tell, based on the video and coverage of it, where sympathies are supposed to lie.



Add Toy Story 4 to the list of ridiculous things called racist. In a January 3 op-ed, The Hollywood Reporter managed to deem a movie about animated children’s playthings to be problematic. While offering effusive praise for Toy Story 4 being “exuberantly entertaining” and “creatively conceived,” in the end, author Stephen Galloway reported he was left with a “slightly bitter taste” and the “sense that something was naggingly wrong.”



The first awards show of the busy season is now in the books. On Sunday night, The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards aired on NBC. Ricky Gervais was the show’s host and he did a great job. Unfortunately, his advice to the celebrities to skip the political speeches wasn’t heeded by all.



After host Ricky Gervais admonished the Golden Globes winners not to bring up politics in their acceptance speeches because they "know nothing about the real world," actress Michelle Williams did just that with a two minute long screed supporting abortion while accepting the award for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV.



Hollywood just found another way to lecture us about global warming while patting themselves on the back! Along with acceptance speeches that will no doubt feature political screeds, the Golden Globes will be sending America a message with its vegan dinner menu this year.



If I had a dollar for every time a critic championed a progressive show or movie for being “timely,” I’d be rich. But now that a film is timely in favor of the right, suddenly this is an abomination. In a Saturday column published in Variety, Owen Gleiberman complained about director Clint “Eastwood’s way of spinning our attitude toward the media” in his latest movie that was released on Friday. Richard Jewell is about the security guard unjustly accused of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing.



Saturday Night Live went after a conservative family group for objecting to a lesbian ad on the Hallmark Channel during the sketch comedy show’s December 14 episode hosted by actress Scarlett Johansson.



The Obamas have Netflix and now Hillary Clinton has Hulu giving her the documentary treatment. Because the world clearly hasn’t gotten enough of Hillary and the 2016 election three years ago. In news that will only excite her most fervent fan girls and "nasty women," on Friday the 13th, Hillary’s twitter account promoted a Hulu tweet announcing a documentary series titled Hillary and teaser trailer, with the comment, “I've done my share of interviews in my lifetime, but nothing like this.



A pro-abortion group called the Texas Equal Access (TEA) Fund has a rather sick message at Christmastime.



I know it’s South Park and nothing’s sacred, but come on! Did they really have to have Santa AND Jesus snorting cocaine in their season finale Christmas episode? On Wednesday’s “Christmas Snow” episode, South Park had too many drunk driving crashes so Santa got a county ordinance to stop all liquor sales until January 2.



Into a discussion about the treatment of the bodies of aborted and miscarried babies, the Washington Post brought an obnoxiously flippant parody piece purporting to support funerals for sperm. In other words, presenting us with an apple and saying, "This is a banana."