Category Archives: Television

O’Donovan and the Good Place

Back in June I posted a couple of entries having to do with the opening pages of Oliver O’Donovan’s Self, World, and Time, which is the first entry in his “Ethics as Theology” series.  I finally finished the trilogy and … Continue reading

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The Dawning Age

The most pleasant surprise from the 2017-2018 batch of new shows was The Gifted on Fox.  It’s probably the most I’ve enjoyed a Fox show since Arrested Development, really.  The Gifted takes place in a world where the X-Men have … Continue reading

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Speed Force in XS

It’s Comic-Con weekend, which means there’s a trailer for some new movie or returning television show every hour (it seems).  That’s particularly true since so many comic book properties have been coopted for other media.  DC Comics got a lot … Continue reading

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Thirteen Incoming

The BBC released a teaser clip for the upcoming 11th series of Doctor Who.  It’s a first in two ways: first female Doctor (Jodie Whitaker) and first season for a new show-runner (Chris Chibnall).  If the show is a smartly … Continue reading

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Generational Encouragement of a Necessary Kind

I finally got around to watching Chris Pratt’s “Generation Award” acceptance speech at the recent MTV Video and TV Awards.  It’s one of those nice bits of pop culture that float to the top every now and then that can … Continue reading

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Crashing through the City of Mirrors

Long have I considered myself a zombie guy.  The sense of civilization lost, of a rag-tag group of survivors trying to make things right (or at least stop things from going so very, very wrong), the sobering irreversibility of so … Continue reading

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Beyond Working Lonely

A couple of weeks ago, I posted some thoughts on what set Parks and Recreation apart from the other comedies of its particular moment.  I stand by my assertion that of all the Thursday night shows on NBC from the … Continue reading

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