Showtime describes their new "workplace comedy" Our Cartoon President from executive producer Stephen Colbert as a “hilarious look into the Trump presidency.” Spoiler alert: this show is not hilarious, unless maybe you have Trump derangement syndrome or have extremely low standards for comedy.
This year, TV writers made no effort to conceal their liberal biases. Show plotlines were riddled with left-leaning political views, ranging from attempts to destigmatize abortion and euthanasia to caricaturizing Republicans as poor-hating racists. Here are 10 of the most outrageously liberal TV scenes from the year guaranteed to make your blood boil:
On Showtime's Shameless, Frank has been trying to make an honest living, but recently found himself laid off and has found it difficult to find a new job. In the December 17 episode "Occupy Fiona," he's in a bar complaining about his rotten luck when he meets a man who thinks he has it worse. This man, Akram, has it so bad that he has tried to "flee up to Canada," but hasn't been able to get there. This leads Frank to think of a new business opportunity.
The Golden Globe Award nominations have been announced, and once again, the Hollywood judges really know how to find the worst junk to honor. Two nominations went to stay-classy Showtime’s program called “SMILF,” for “single mother I’d like to f—.” The show’s lead actress is also its creator and executive producer.
The eighth season of Shameless kicked off on November 5 with one character being extra patriotic, and the show as a whole being more political. “We live in a world in which everybody is talking about what’s happening,” executive producer John Wells told Variety. “I have very liberal tendencies, but the one thing you can say about what is happening is it’s started a conversation. There is a conversation in America about ‘Who are we? Who do we want to be? How did we get so separate? Why are we not talking to each other?’ And we try and go right at it.”
The first two episodes of the new Showtime comedy White Famous premiered on Showtime on October 15. It's about an African American stand-up comedian, played by former SNL comic Jay Pharoah, who is looking for his big break in Hollywood and these two episodes were all about racial awkwardness in our politically correct culture.
It has been announced today that Showtime has given the go ahead for a 10 episode series of animated shows about President Donald Trump to air this Fall. So will this cartoon series be done in the spirit of good fun such as the way Vaughn Meader satirized John F. Kennedy in his First Family album over 50 years ago? Well, the fourth sentence of this Variety article reveals that probably won't be the case.
Showtime’s new comedy I’m Dying Up Here premiered on Sunday, June 4. The show, produced by Jim Carrey, centers around a group of up and coming comics trying to become successful in the 1970s. Right off the bat, the show dove into the controversial topic of abortion, with the comic applauding the legalization of abortion. He encourages all the men to cheer, saying, "That's a big win for us, too."
“This thing you’re doing, it’s not a cause. … There is no change, Jas. You haven’t changed anything.” Those lines from an exasperated Kent (Idris Elba) on the April 23rd episode of Showtime’s Guerrilla epitomize the failure of British black power activists' violent actions in this series based in the 1970s.
There is no doubt that a majority of media conglomerates in this country have taken a sharp turn to the left in the past few years. One of the few that deserves my sympathy is Disney, which I have covered extensively (and, in full disclosure as a shareholder and longtime fan). Largely thanks to the television division and the live-action movie studio, the company’s reputation as a trusted source for family entertainment has been shattered, putting it in an impossible position.
Man, Showtime’s Homeland really doesn’t like Alex Jones or anyone who supports him. This week’s episode marks not only the third time the character based on him was a plot point but the second time he’s been saddled with the “fake news” label, this time with the help of a few thousand fake social media accounts.
The liberal media has waged a rather pathetic war against what they deem “fake news” since the November election, and Showtime’s Homeland seems quick to offer its support. Not content with simply parodying a right-wing media host, the episode is a little too eager to pretty much call him a liar.