Rachel Peterson is a TV Blogger for MRC Culture
Rachel currently works as a TV Blogger for Media Research Center. She is a 2016 graduate of John Paul the Great Catholic University where she majored in Communications Media.
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Hulu premiered its new series High Fidelity, an adaptation of a novel and movie of the same name, February 14. The twist was that the main character, Rob, who owns a record store, is an African American female instead of a Caucasian man in this remake. A far worse change is the show's treatment of rapper Kanye West for wearing a MAGA hat.
Hollywood’s favorite 17-year-old climate change expert Greta Thunberg kicked off the documentary mash-up during the Oscars. She thanked David Attenborough for getting her interested in the environment through his documentaries. Attenbourgh’s latest documentary A Life on Our Planet, about how, according to the trailer “humans have overrun the world.”
Netflix's Sex Education series is back for its second season. This new season, released on January 17, included delightful items like a two and a half minute opening montage of the lead teen character continuously masturbating, a discussion on sexuality being fluid, and the trials of teens obtaining the Morning After Pill.
The 62nd Annual Grammy Award Show on CBS Sunday night was surprisingly mostly non-political. However, there was one mention of Trump’s impeachment by host Alicia Keys in her opening monologue song and Gary Clark Jr. sang his controversial song This Land.
In this already divided country, USA's Suits spinoff Pearson paints ICE as the enemy, just for doing their jobs, in an ongoing storyline in the first season. Yoli Sandoval (Isabel Azzairza) is a DACA child who was brought to the United States at the age of two by her parents. ICE detained Yoli's mother after a routine visit a few episodes ago. Yoli attempted to help her mother, but an immigration lawyer tricked her into giving him money before he ran.
Facebook Watch’s animated show Human Discoveries, starring the voices of Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick, is essentially a social commentary about today set in the Stone Ages discussing gender inequality, gender roles, and, the topic of the most recent episode, gun control. In Tuesday's fourth episode, "And Then They Defined the Relationship," the camp is divided on whether everyone having "hand spears" makes the camp safer or more dangerous.
Pearson, the USA spin-off of Suits, follows Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres), an attorney with a shady past, through her new job working as a fixer for the mayor of Chicago. At a time when police are maligned, Wednesday's episode "The Superintendent," proves why we need police.
In between fantastic musical numbers and love of all things Broadway, this year’s 73rd annual Tony’s was filled with feminism and gay pride – shocker. Sunday night’s broadcast on CBS started with Tina Fey and Jake Gyllenhaal announcing the winner for Featured Actress in a Play and Fey joked, “Although in 2019 I don’t know why an acting contest needs to be separated by gender.” But if only men were to be nominated and win, no doubt she’d call it sexist.
Netflix’s season 2 of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman starts with an interview with rapper Kanye West, which leads to an enlightening conversation about Trump supporters getting bullied and media groupthink that liberals like Letterman don't often get to hear.
In the era of feminism and #MeToo, Netflix’s newest short form show Bonding paints masculinity as constricting, states that if men got their periods then abortions would be everywhere and claims that only Republicans want to keep bathrooms separated by gender. And that’s just the beginning.
Showtime's Shameless, on Sunday night's episode titled "BOOOOOOOOOOOONE!," delved into the fraught language surrounding abortion. In the prior episode Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) and his girlfriend Ingrid (Katey Sagal) used vitro fertilization to start a family.
Netflix’s newest series Sex Education, takes place at a sex obsessed British high school where Otis (Asa Butterfield) and Maeve (Emma Mackey) team together to give twisted sex advice to fellow teens. No wonder that abortion is the featured topic in one of the first few episodes.
According Facebook Watch’s fictional streaming show Queen America, refusing to design a wedding cake for a gay wedding is equivalent to bullying and Christians are bigots. In the 7th episode, titled "The National Anthem," that was released on Sunday, Miss Oklahoma Samantha Cole (Belle Shouse) goes before the pageant review board. Rick Bishop (Alexander England), one of the board members, asks Samantha her opinion on "Jack Clarkson," a baker who refused to bake a same-sex wedding cake that sounds eerily similar to Jack Phillips.
Wednesday’s episode of ABC's Modern Family showcases the outrageousness of safe spaces and sensitivity.
The 52nd Annual Country Music Association Awards were a breath of fresh air when it comes to leftist political propaganda because, unlike most award shows lately, there wasn't any.
Hollywood loves to lecture us on gun control but their shows are littered with violence, even normalizing school shootings and murder. This fall tv season has been no different with many shows showcasing gun violence while at the same time preaching gun control. Here are a few examples:
Gender neutral bathrooms get a spotlight in Wednesday’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, titled "The Gang Solves the Bathroom Problem." The left loves the idea of gender neutral bathrooms, disregarding the safety and privacy of women. It's Always Sunny highlights all of the liberal left's talking points, illustrating them to absurdity but then ultimately coming down on the side of letting people choose which bathroom they want to use.
#MeToo is the major theme in Showtime's newest episode of Shameless, titled "Black-Haired Ginger," and men get a brutal tongue lashing.
Guys in "Make America Great Again" hats chase down self-proclaimed ‘Gay Jesus’ in this Sunday's episode of Shameless on Showtime titled "Do Right, Vote White!"
It’s become surprising when a network show portrays Christianity and religion in a somewhat positive light. The pilot episode of CBS’s new show, God Friended Me, does this and actually encourages some productive conversation between Christians and atheists.