Annie Piper

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Imagine it’s Friday night, and you are surfing Netflix for a good movie or perhaps a nice show to binge watch. Say you come across the following title and description: Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City: “Returning to San Francisco after a long absence, Mary Ann Singleton reunites with the community of characters at 28 Barbary Lane.” Sounds harmless, right? Wrong. Unless you were familiar with the novels by Armistead Maupin, the previous miniseries from almost 20 years ago, or had researched the show further, you probably would be shocked by the end of the first episode.



Tuesday, June 11 marked the beginning of another season of Pose on FX and the flood of LGBTQ+ activism that comes with it. By now, the constants cries about homophobia and racism should come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with this show based in New York in the late '80s and early '90s.



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.



Tuesday night, New Amsterdam on NBC returned with another episode and more liberal propaganda. It’s no secret that New Amsterdam shamelessly promotes socialized medicine, especially with Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) as the medical director. Time and time again the show has tried to promote even more liberal policies in an already publicly funded hospital despite the setbacks they may cause.



Thursday night, NBC's Superstore aired a new episode, “Cloud Green,” and as you can guess from the title, there was talk about saving the planet and taking "action against climate change!" As obnoxious as the climate agenda is, what stood out more about this episode is the agenda they wouldn’t allow to be spread in the workplace.



In this day and age, parents have to be extra cautious about what their kids watch as not all cartoons are actually kid appropriate. Fortunately, there are some innocent shows out there, but then there are shows that aren’t as innocent as they seem. One such show, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, proved to fall in the latter category when their second season debuted on Netflix on April 26.



Monday night, CBS’s new comedy, The Neighborhood, closed out its first season with a blunt reminder of their liberal agenda. This time was slightly different, though. In a failed effort to make this episode unique, instead of tackling racism, they tackled...white privilege. Ok, so maybe it wasn't really all that different.



It’s no secret Hollywood has an agenda against Christianity, and Tuesday night of Holy Week brought an attack from ABC’s The Kids Are Alright.



On Tuesday night, The Village aired its second episode titled “Good Thing.” The new drama promised to bring us several liberal storylines last week, but it surprised us with a seemingly pro-life message this night.



On Tuesday night, a new drama, The Village, about the multi-ethnic, multi-generational residents of an apartment building in Brooklyn, premiered on NBC. The previews promised to deliver more of what we love from heartwarming shows like This Us, but the pilot warned that we are probably going to see more of what we don’t when it came swinging out of the gate on the controversial topics of immigration and abortion.



CBS’s comedy, The Neighborhood, is known for trying to tackle the issue of racism from a leftist viewpoint. On Monday night, they decided to tackle the other famous -ism—sexism. Monday night's episode, "Welcome to the Climb," focused on Gemma (Beth Behrs) who, as principal of the school, was faced with the tough task of firing one of the coaches, Coach McClusky (Kevin Will).



Friday night, Last Man Standing aired a new episode titled “Arrest Her Development.” The episode focused, in part, on Mike’s (Tim Allen) liberal son in law, Ryan (Jordan Masterson); however, tonight he wasn’t so liberal. To Mike’s surprise, Ryan was going about his marijuana business in a capitalist way.



Thursday night, A Million Little Things returned—and so did the gay agenda for children. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the episode “The Rock,” featured young Danny going on his first date—with a boy. We already knew from one of the first episodes that Danny (Chance Hurstfield) is attracted to other boys—something his family has unquestioningly encouraged.



Monday night, CBS's The Neighborhood returned from its winter hiatus pulling off its political correctness stunts once again. In this episode, titled “Welcome to Grover’s Birthday,” Tina (Tichina Arnold) and Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer) are invited to Grover Johnson’s (Hank Greenspan) birthday party. Finding him a present proves to be challenging, however, when Gemma Johnson (Beth Behrs) gives certain outrageous stipulations.



On Tuesday Night, New Amsterdam returned after a shocking fall finale, with a not so shocking political agenda. While the episode titled, “Six or Seven minutes” was focused around Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) who suffered a medical emergency in the last episode related to his cancer. While the doctors were tied up with drama surrounding their medical direct, they still had time for political nonsense.



Friday night on Fox's Last Man Standing, the Baxters rang in the Christmas season reminding us what is most important this holiday season. In the episode, “The Gift of the Mike Guy,” the family gathered together to decorate the tree--even Eve (Kaitlyn Dever) came home; however, the most heartwarming thing about this episode was the message they gave about veterans. In addition to reminding us to appreciate the men and women sacrificing so much, including their Christmas for our country, Mike (Tim Allen) gave back in a big way.



Thursday night, NBC's Superstore proved to us once again that they are super liberal with an illegal immigration plotline. Did I say illegal? Excuse me for not using the politically correct term “undocumented” that was littered throughout the episode as part of an effort to make it seem less wrong.



From dying patients, to tantrum-throwing trans teens, the fall finale of NBC's New Amsterdam was full of drama. In Tuesday night’s episode, Dr. Iggy Frome (Tyler Labine) has a transgender patient named Shay, who wants "top surgery"--a procedure that removes a woman's breasts.



Tuesday night, NBC's This is Us had fans coming back for more of what they love. "Six Thanksgivings" was a heartwarming Thanksgiving episode - that is, until one head-turning scene.



On Monday night, The Neighborhood on CBS had a special racist Thanksgiving episode. A white character said his mom was "from a small town, she's kind of old-school, she can be pretty conservative." A black character responded: "Oh, she's racist."