Lindsay Kornick is a Contributing Writer for MRC Culture.
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Truly, we’ve hit another new low on television. In just the first hour of HBO’s latest series Euphoria, we have rampant graphic underage sex and drug use, a bizarre defense of minors sending nude photos, and the statutory rape of a trans teenager. Somehow, I ended up longing for the simple porn set-up of The Deuce - at least that show is about adults.
We’re all perfectly aware that Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale doesn’t like Christianity. Why else would it paint the religion as a part of a theological dictatorship where women are treated like cattle, child brides are legal and men beat their wives? After all, it’s not like the show’s going to acknowledge those are very real things in the Islamic world today. Instead, we get a moment trashing Catholic priests and Christians right before taking part in a baptism in the latest episode.
ABC’s Designated Survivor almost faced cancellation last year until Netflix surprisingly saved the series. Considering the show already featured awful jabs at Republicans and America’s “gun problem” when it was on network television, pushing it to a streaming site with less restrictions meant nothing but trouble. Sure enough, Designated Survivor is not only worse than before but one of the most social justice-pandering, politically-slanted, overly-vulgar shows of the summer.
The left’s favorite #Resistance series has unfortunately returned. Hulu’s fictional dystopian series The Handmaid’s Tale is now on its third season, and it doesn’t look like it’ll lighten up anytime soon. Case in point the series premiere not only continues the infernal feminist propaganda but also adds a refugee and illegal immigration allegory.
Amazon has hopped on the “let’s smear Christianity” train with the release of its latest series Good Omens. Based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, the series follows an unexpected friendship between an angel named Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and a demon named Crowley (David Tennant) as they attempt to prevent the end times. Together, they defy their respective sides to find and, if necessary, kill the Antichrist, an eleven-year-old boy named Adam (Sam Taylor Buck). Needless to say, this doesn’t follow the spirit of the Bible.
Syfy’s gruesome series Happy! is finally ending its second season. This seems like a perfect time to remind everyone how much it hates Christianity. There have already been jabs at “bringing sexy back” to Easter with an evil “Make Easter Great Again” plan, so the bar is already low. Somehow it gets worse with the assertion that God is simply an imaginary friend and prayers do nothing.
Ever heard of the phrase “guns don’t kill people, people kill people?” Apparently, the new version of The Twilight Zone doesn’t believe the maxim is true. The CBS All-Access reboot introduces the crazy idea that guns can shoot themselves, and that we somehow value them more than people.
Amazon’s Fleabag is, as described by the Guardian, a sitcom “about terrible people and broken lives.” Somehow, that premise was enough for it get a second season that was released May 17. Even worse, it was apparently enough of an excuse to bring a priest down to its shoddy level.
CBS’s social justice mini-series The Red Line finally came to an end on May 19. It’s just another series that has promoted obvious progressive talking points like cops shooting black people and the “peaceful” Black Lives Matter movement. The final two episodes likewise end not with a bang but with a whimper as they preach intolerance in the name of gay acceptance.
It was silly for any of us to suspect that CW’s Supergirl might have been easy on the politics in its season finale. After a year of liberalism including transgender issues, illegal immigration, and even conspiracy theories, we cap off everything honoring the real heroes of the show: journalists.
CBS All-Access has officially turned The Twilight Zone from an iconic morality series into just another Hollywood vehicle for virtue signaling and social justice pandering. The reboot whined about toxic masculinity, warned about cops killing black people, and mocked Trump through a kid president. With this latest episode on illegal immigration, the once original show might as well be an MSNBC segment.
Netflix’s The Society is the streaming site’s latest foray into misguided teen drama. Between shows like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Insatiable, and 13 Reasons Why, it’s safe to say that Netflix has no standards for teen viewers. While The Society is thankfully less gruesome, it sadly falls in line with the other dreadful examples in terms of language, sex, and politics.
CBS’s mini-series The Red Line is still racking up those intersectionality points at the expense of the truth. If you needed any more proof, just look at the most recent episode outright depicting alt-right white men attacking peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors.
NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is really stretching that “ripped from the headlines” mindset with its latest episode. Not only does SVU maintain the media lie about the Covington Catholic kids (this time with Jewish students), the show also manages to play defense for Rep. Ilhan Omar (with a Muslim councilwoman standing in for "Native American elder" Nathan Phillips). Who knew you could fit so much intersectional dishonesty into one hour?
CBS All-Access’s reboot of The Twilight Zone is really in a downward spiral. First, there was a “cops hunting black people” plotline. Then, there was a not-so-subtle jab at the 2016 Trump campaign. Now, the show has the gall to literally name an episode “Not All Men.” And it all goes downhill from there - SPOILER ALERT.
Now we know why Supergirl was so quick to replace its Hillary Clinton-esque president. There’s no way they would have set up these plots if she were in charge. The most recent episode of the CW comic-book series follows more media delusions about “Trump’s America,” most notably with extensive ICE raids and foreign collusion.
CBS’s SEAL Team must not be listening to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The series has now aired not one but two episodes criticizing the Department of Veterans Affairs. Even this show about the best special operators in the world realizes that the government isn’t the best solution for everything.
After mocking Easter not once but twice, I guess Syfy’s Happy! couldn’t resist another cheap jab at Christians. The grisly series found a brand-new topic to smear this week: crisis pregnancy centers.
Let’s face it, CW’s Supergirl has always been preachy. But there’s preachy, and then there’s obnoxiously, sycophantically preachy. The superhero series flies towards the latter in yet another episode proclaiming how being trans is being "strong" and "authentic" nowadays.
It's pretty safe to say that CBS's limited series The Red Line doesn't really have a plot - it’s more a checklist of insufferable social justice narratives jammed together. The fact that the show airs two episodes at a time only prolongs the audience’s suffering.