Lindsay Kornick is a Contributing Writer for MRC Culture.
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CBS All-Access has officially hit a low point in The Twilight Zone reboot. Yes, this is somehow worse than the racist cop narrative two episodes ago. The previously iconic sci-fi series has now been reduced to a forty-minute jab against Donald Trump.
CBS’s SEAL Team has been mostly quiet this season regarding social issues. In its place, recent episodes have taken a deeper perspective into the lives of soldiers during and after deadly missions. This week's episode offers the latest example with a critical look at Veterans Affairs.
CW’s alien series Roswell, New Mexico has finally come to an end. With its Trump jabs, obvious politicization of illegal immigrants, and general awfulness, the show is a low point even for a channel with woke witches and Supergirl. The finale decided to immortalize the mess with a ham-handed condemnation of gun laws.
There’s just never a decent break when it comes to Madam Secretary. Not content to ruin the day before Christmas Eve by pandering on illegal immigration, CBS’s political series aired its season 5 finale with white nationalist terrorism, Russia conspiracies, and climate change on Easter Sunday. Looks like liberals will never learn from November 2016.
Any show that bemoans how facts don’t matter or believes in amnesty for illegal immigrants clearly isn’t conservative, however, the latest episode of NBC’s The Blacklist at least takes a creative spin by painting anti-capitalist rebels as not only the bad guys but domestic terrorists. Now if only the media could do that as easily in real life.
With Easter just a few days away, we were bound to see yet another awful display by Syfy’s Happy! Sure enough, the series gives us yet another jab at the religious holiday for someone’s sick amusement. This time, it’s “bringing sexy back” to the holiday, although the resurrection of Christ was never meant to be sexy to begin with.
CBS’s Madam Secretary has really enjoyed lecturing its opponents this season. Earlier this year, it complained that corporate greed would lead to the collapse of civilization. Then, it denigrated Christians who would dare worship God yet deny global warming. The latest episode completes the trifecta of attacks by going after the Republican Party, stating it needs to "evolve."
If you thought the profanity was unbearable in The Twilight Zone, you haven’t seen anything yet. The creators of the CBS All-Access revival weren’t shy about adding 2019 politics to the show, and now we have seen their full effort on display. In this case, it’s another perpetuation of the racist cop boogeyman.
It’s not often I say this: well done, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The NBC series has been reliably liberal lately, almost to the point of peddling lies for primetime. However, the latest episode is an undeniably heartwarming reminder of the humanity of an unborn child, even if he or she is the product of rape.
The Twilight Zone is probably one of the most impactful and thought-provoking shows of all time. Even just the phrase “twilight zone” is iconic. From there, it’s only natural that CBS has attempted to re-adapt the show no less than three times in the past sixty years. Could CBS All-Access now have the latest and possibly most egregious version yet? After this April Fools' Day premiere, I can say without a doubt that this show should have stayed in the fifth dimension.
From the season premiere alone, Syfy’s Happy! is, looking to be one big violent, tasteless, abhorrent mess this year. Based on a limited-run comic series, the show is charting new territory in its second season, and by the look of things, it isn’t pretty. It even just might rival Preacher in hating Christianity.
Showtime’s SMILF, if you haven’t heard, is still a crude, obnoxious take on single motherhood. The only difference this week is an odd change of genre. The latest episode gives us the usual hatred of prayer with a bonus reference to the “kids in cages” narrative.
CW’s Roswell, New Mexico has been under the radar lately, if only because it could never quite top the low of claiming supporting legal immigration makes you a bigot. This week, however, pushed the bar even further thanks to the ramblings of a Native American character.
Like any good liberal disciple, CBS’s Madam Secretary is back preaching about the fire and brimstone of climate change during Lent. The metaphor becomes more apt when the show literally goes against religious believers who dare question the will of scientists and fear-mongering politicians. After all, we’re "past the point of no return" already.
On March 15, Netflix dropped a dark new animated sci-fy anthology series called Love, Death + Robots. The episodes boast many styles and animation teams across many different countries, but the one thing they have in common is a love of outrageously inappropriate material. Everything from violence to language to sex is up-close and personal in all the wrong ways. Looks like Netflix is quickly becoming the sex hub of streaming services.
Freeform’s Siren is so far beyond the channel’s slogan “a little forward” in promoting a liberal agenda, it's comical. When the show’s not wallowing in the cliched evil oil company plot, it’s doing worse with exploring polyamorous relationships. The spring finale serves as the epitome of both with a little eco-terrorism and polyamorous sex.
It was only a matter of time before CW’s Supergirl got back on its social justice soapbox. Taking a break from promoting gender transition, the comic-book series went a little old-school by outright protesting for alien amnesty. They even give unmitigated praise towards journalism in the process. It’s truly an eye-rolling hour.
When will comedies realize that they’re better off sticking to just being funny? The normally enjoyable Brooklyn Nine-Nine took another obnoxious leftist turn by tackling the #MeToo movement. Looks like the series didn’t learn that much from moving to NBC.
Showtime’s SMILF has long roster of hypocrisy and awfulness in just two seasons on the air. But would it really be so tasteless as to have a pregnant woman wear a Planned Parenthood t-shirt while going into labor? By now you probably already know the answer.
NBC’s The Blacklist has already shown us its view of how little facts matter in the world today. I guess it’s no surprise then that they fill in the gaps with their own narrative. The latest example is appealing to illegal immigrant supporters by literally pandering to them in action.