Lindsay Kornick is a Contributing Writer for MRC Culture.
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CBS’s Madam Secretary has been on a roll in its final season. After achieving the liberal dream of a Hillary Clinton-like female president, the season also lectured us on free speech and brave reporters. This week, we’re back to praising the “defenders of truth” in the media, straight from the president herself.
CW’s Batwoman is a bad show on good day. When it occasionally brings up social justice talking points, it can only get worse. Unfortunately, this week is another time where things only get worse as Batwoman fights her biggest enemy: homophobia.
It turns out network television isn’t done lecturing us on abortion yet. We’ve had series after series come at us with pro-abortion stories, but NBC’s The Blacklist may have brought us the strangest case of them all. Let’s just say if this is where the propaganda is headed, liberals should stick to copying The Handmaid’s Tale.
Fox’s Empire seems to really dislike religious pro-life people. Sure, plenty of shows have introduced an abortion plot recently, but Empire is the only show to continue this plot for multiple episodes. In fact, this may be the worst take the season has done since it seems to revel in “denouncing the church.”
Disney has officially joined the streaming race with its new service Disney+, or DisneyPlus, and with that comes its own original content. First up is High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (yes, really), a meta-mockumentary following teens performing a stage version of High School Musical at the high school it was filmed. If this is a sign of things to come, this is probably the start of something bad.
CBS’s Madam Secretary has been quite bold in its final season. First it starts out with a Hillary Clinton-like female president. Then, it follows up by praising reporters as fighting “the good fight.” Now, it goes one step further in promoting censorship out of fear of causing white nationalism.
For All Mankind may be interested in showing us its alternative history, but that’s nothing compared to showing us its propaganda. The Apple TV+ series continues to push its feminist agenda by dragging NASA as male-driven and sexist. What isn’t sexist to TV writers these days?
This is the final season of the CW’s superhero drama series Arrow. Not only does this bring the end of the show that brought us the shared TV universe of The Flash, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, and Batwoman, it’s also the writers’ last chance to make a political statement. Sadly, the show decided to reveal its real priorities by throwing in a last-minute MAGA reference for the bad guy.
Veterans Day might not be until Monday, but USA’s The Purge started things off with its own rotten take on the day. Like most things this series does, it’s tone-deaf, spiteful of America, and perverts any good feeling about anything patriotic. It’s almost a tradition for liberal shows at this point.
As we once again near the Christmas season, the last thing we need is yet another show dragging Christianity, religion, or God in general. Sadly, HBO gives us a show that does all three in its latest series His Dark Materials. Based on the books by noted atheist Philip Pullman, this latest adaptation continues the story’s usual controversy of despising Christianity and the Church and making them the bad guys.
Apple TV+ is the latest addition to the streaming service industry and with that comes many new original shows - and lots of opportunity for a liberal agenda. One of the new series includes For All Mankind, an alternative history story that explores what would have happened if the USSR landed on the moon first in 1969, three episodes of which were released November 1. It’s an intriguing premise, so, like most streaming service shows, it’s ruined by progressive bias.
Hulu’s horror anthology series Into the Dark is kicking off Thanksgiving celebrations a little early this year. Considering some of their last holiday-themed installments include perverting the Fourth of July and Christianity, it only seems naturally to attack one of liberals’ most controversial holidays, on All Saints’ Day, nonetheless. Get ready for a predictably violent and moralizing tale of a beloved family gathering because apparently that’s the only way to tell the story.
Even in its final season, CBS’s Madam Secretary is still managing to squeeze in more liberal pandering. As if the Hillary Clinton-esque female president wasn’t enough, now we get a scene fawning over the press. It’s enough to make one thankful the ending’s only five episodes away.
FX’s Mayans M.C., a spinoff of Sons of Anarchy, has been its usual overtly violent self in its second season. There have been quite a few dismemberment scenes, shootings, and other gruesome events, but what really sticks out is their blatant politics. Considering most of the show takes place near the border between Mexico and California, it’s no wonder that the characters bemoan the “paranoia” surrounding illegal immigrants.
This is sadly starting to become routine. On October 24, Netflix released yet another teen show with obnoxious, foul-mouthed kids acting “woke” and being self-obsessed to the point of to the point of killing each other. The only difference now is that it involves the apocalypse. Basically, that makes it The Society with more violence.
Based on the John Green novel with the same name, Hulu’s teen drama Looking for Alaska recently debuted on October 18. Like most teen shows nowadays, it’s chock-full of sexualized teenagers making poor life choices such as drinking, smoking, and viewing pornography for pointers. This time, however, we’re also surprised by a random appearance from Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
It didn’t take long for Batwoman to show up on our radars again. The CW show already started off bland and annoying, and now it’s back for more. Given our social justice warrior lead, it only makes sense to make a Trump stand-in the bad guy.
Abortion has been a surprisingly popular topic in television this week. New Amsterdam, Bull, and Empire have all openly referenced, debated, or supported the right to kill an unborn child. Now NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is joining the pack with a plot focused entirely around abortion.
Apparently, Fox’s Empire wasn’t finished lecturing us about abortion. The October 15 episode “Tell the Truth” decides to take everything they said about “pro-life” beliefs and make it worse. This time, Christians and pro-life women are the ones to pay. As you may recall from a couple of weeks earlier, one of Empire Entertainment’s leading performers Tiana (Serayah) was part of a small scandal after posting “All life is precious” on her Instagram account in response to the difficult birth of Andre’s (Trai Byers) son.
It has been nearly two years since the last episode of USA’s Mr. Robot and I can’t think of a single person who suffered from it. After all, we’re still bombarded with shows that denounce capitalism and Donald Trump. The last thing we need is a product of NBCUniversal telling us that corporations are bad. Sadly, the latest episode of the series does just that by tying corporations and various right-wing figures to a global terrorist conspiracy.