Lindsay Kornick is a Contributing Writer for MRC Culture.
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When you’re in the real world, you have to work for a living. But when you’re in the coddled special snowflake millennial world (or maybe a liberal campus), you can work with all of the amenities of a five-star hotel. Because, as we all know, no job can be done without a frozen yogurt machine.
Though they may not have known it, Blackish just tackled one of the biggest issues surrounding the election: the blue-collar worker. Of course, I believe it was probably all a coincidence, but it actually is funny how it worked out - and I don’t say that often about ABC shows.
ABC seems to have a fascination with sexualizing kids lately. In Wednesday night’s episode “D-a-t-e-Date?” on ABC’s Speechless, Ray (Mason Cook) organizes a boys’ night after a girl breaks his heart. When his mother (Minnie Driver) embarrasses him, the only way he can get back in with the guys is to show a fake picture of his nipple, pretending it is his girlfriend’s.
After butchering the issue of illegal immigration in previous episodes, CW's Supergirl apparently felt it was ready to take on gun control in the latest episode “Crossfire.” This week the argument is about as substantial as another election TV spot.
“Not everything is about you being gay, Kenny!” Oh, how happy I was to hear those words finally spoken on ABC’s The Real O’Neals, Tuesday. Unfortunately, even when the show takes its attention off how gay Kenny O’Neal (Noah Galvin) is, they can’t seem to shake off being anti-Catholic, anti-conservative, or anti-anything decent. This episode focuses on taking down the sanctity of marriage.
A few weeks ago, I said HBO’s Westworld was celebrating the basest of human behavior in an artificial world. Unfortunately, that was only scratching the surface compared to Sunday night’s episode “Contrapasso” which exploits, and I mean EXPLOITS, its Mature Audiences rating.
If you’re sick and tired of the coddled special snowflake treatment of Millennials, then CBS has got the show for you. The Great Indoors features the struggle of outdoorsman Jack Gordon (Joel McHale) as he rejoins a magazine publication now moving online and run by a bunch of selfie-taking, participation trophy-winning Millennials. And there are no "safe spaces" when Joel McHale is involved.
On the ABC comedy American Housewife, Katie Ott bemoans Raisinets by saying they’re like “health food in a perfectly good bag of candy.” In this episode, I consider their depiction of Republicans as the unwelcome Raisinet in my candy bag. The only difference is that I can’t take it out.
In “The Real Halloween” episode of ABC's The Real O'Neals, Kenny tries to celebrate his first “gay” Halloween by, of course, going to a raunchy gay party in Boystown. His mother Eileen denies him permission for obvious reasons but allows him to host a party at their house with any gay people he can find, thinking he won’t find any. From there, he invites gay students from another school to help gay up his party.
When it was announced that former Wonder Woman Lynda Carter was playing President Olivia Marsdin on season two of Supergirl, I expected not-so-subtle references to a certain not-so-subtle (or honest) presidential candidate Hillary Clinton - and I wasn't disappointed. Not only did she arrive wearing the world’s warmest summer coat like Clinton, this female president also spouted much of the same insane and dangerous rhetoric in the episode “Welcome to Earth.”
Fox's show The Exorcist is much like its film predecessor in taking delight in how outrageously shocking it can go. Unfortunately, the exploits in an R-rated movie are apparently now suitable for a primetime television series. In this case, they spread out the story of a possessed girl over a full season with more conflicts from the priests and more gruesome demonic possession.
After the past few weeks of news exposing biased journalists and the liberal media, the ABC drama Notorious, about the life of a news producer, finally gave us a story about the positive impact the media can have, albeit fictional. This week’s episode surprisingly livened things up with a heart-warming story about adoption and the humanity of the unborn child.
To Kenny O’Neal, the obnoxious teenaged gay stereotype on ABC's The Real O’Neals, a single gay man is not a gay man at all. To that end, the episode “The Real Dates” focuses on Kenny using a gay dating app. I suppose it’s preferable to him watching gay porn or going to a gay coffee bar, but with the way the show portrays it, the app’s not much better.
ABC's new sitcom American Housewife continues to miss the mark in its interpretation of the modern American family, demonizing conservatives while promoting liberal ideology.
With what has clearly been the craziest election of all time, we have witnessed not only the crumbling of both political parties but the final stake in the heart of media trust. Recent Wikileaks confirm self-declared political hacks in the media spinning things in favor of Hillary Clinton. In these darkest times, Supergirl shines a small light on journalistic integrity.
It’s almost cliché to call HBO's new futuristic sci-fi series Westworld a study in backwards human behavior, but even “basic rednecks” have standards. The first thing the show does is throw out those silly morals for what every rich person secretly desires: murder and endless sex.
Within the first five seconds of Thursday's episode, I was already thankful that the events on Fox's new sports drama Pitch are fictional. Partly because I don’t understand how on earth a 23-year-old girl (sorry, woman, they emphasize) could match up to men twice her size in any sport. But mostly, it’s because I don’t know how long I’d be able to stand the hashtag #PutHerInTheGame.