Archive for the ‘TV’ Category

The Good Place


(Patheos::ATP) – Jonathan MS Pearce:

I have talked several times before about the Netflix show, The Good Place. It’s a great show that popularises philosophy and packages it for the mass market.

As the show comes to an end, the shows creator talks about the evolution of the idea for the show …

tippling 2019/08/10 good-person

The Good Place


Good Omens


(Patheos::Daylight Atheism) – Adam Lee:

Good Omens is a joyous and long-overdue adaptation, even if it tries a little too hard to be faithful to the book. …

daylightatheism review-good-omens

Good Omens, 2019 TV mini series

The Trumps Are Coming!


(Guardian) – Hadley Freeman:

In a plot twist no one saw coming, Trump is bringing his four adult children on his forthcoming state visit. It will be like Arrested Development Goes To The UK. …

theguardian 2019/jun/01 trumps-are-coming

The Trumps

The Heaven and Hell of Good Omens


(Atlantic Culture) – Sophie Gilbert:

Neil Gaiman’s six-part Amazon miniseries Good Omens about an odd couple at the end of the world is an acquired taste. …

theatlantic 2019/05 good-omens

Good Omens, 2019 TV mini series

Good Omens


(NPR Pop) – Glen Weldon:

Good Omens” serves up a cozy, strangely heartwarming apocalypse.

Most of the cleverest, funniest bits in Amazon’s six-episode series Good Omens come straight from the 1990 novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, as you might expect.

Most — but, happily, not all. …

npr 2019/05/30 good-omens

Good Omens, 2019 TV mini series

Jesus : His Life


(Debunking Christianity) – R.G. Price:

When I heard about History’s new TV special, Jesus : His Life, I was quite interested to see how they were going to handle the subject. As the author of the recently published book, Deciphering the Gospels Proves Jesus Never Existed, obviously I knew that my perspective on the subject would be different than whatever might be presented, but I was still quite interested to see how they were going to present the subject matter. …

The bigger point here, and the reason that I bothered reviewing this program, is that this is the type of material that drives public perception of our knowledge of Jesus. It’s not the academic publications or hard-core biblical scholarship, it’s programs like this that lead people to believe that our knowledge of Jesus is far more reliable, clear and certain than what it really is. As it turns out, this program doesn’t even present poor scholarship, it just presents outright propaganda and church doctrine as fact. …

debunking 2019/04 his-life

Jesus: His Life, 2019 TV series

Brexit. The Chaos. The Film.


(Atlantic Culture) – Sophie Gilbert:

In a new HBO film starring Benedict Cumberbatch, James Graham turns a polarizing national moment into a surprisingly cohesive and engaging story. …

theatlantic /2019/01 sense-of-brexit

Brexit: The Uncivil War, 2019 film

The Borgias: Holy Murderers


(Patheos::Daylight Atheism) – James A. Haught:

The grandmaster of papal barbarity was Rodrigo Borgia, who became Alexander VI.

Nephew of a pope, Rodrigo rose rapidly in lucrative church offices, while keeping mistresses and fathering illegitimate children. After the loathsome Innocent VIII died in 1492, Rodrigo bribed several cardinals (allegedly giving one four mule-loads of silver) and the College of Cardinals put him on the papal throne as Alexander VI.

The story of this infamous family currently is playing its third season on Showtime TV network. …

daylightatheism 2019/01 holy-murderers

The Borgias, TV series

NPR’s Favorite TV Shows Of 2018


(NPR Pop) – Linda Holmes, Eric Deggans, Glen Weldon:

There’s too much television for a comprehensive ranking, so Glen Weldon, Linda Holmes and Eric Deggans round up 16 of their favorite shows from 2018. …

npr 2018/12/17 favorite-tv

NPR's Favorite TV Shows Of 2018

Battle for the Soul of Mars


(Discover Blogs::Out There) – Corey S. Powell:

To gain some insights into the real and fictional worlds of Mars, I spoke with author and space enthusiast Andy Weir, best known as the creator of his own Mars-based story, The Martian. Weir appears on Mars as an expert in the documentary sections, and has a lot of deeply considered thoughts about how to take some of our fictional ideas about the Red Planet and bring them into reality. …

outthere 2018/11/13 future-of-mars

Mars, 2016 TV series