The Netflix-ization of the Church

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Editors’ Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on the Future of Progressive Christianity in America. Read other perspectives beginning this evening here.With the release and success of each new blockbuster film, a certain niche of the filmmaking community mourns the death of original (read smaller, indie) film content. They lament a future of theatrical releases that will be dominated by endless comic book adaptations and sequels. The concern is understandable but m … [Read more...]

Killer Serials: MR. ROBOT, Season 1, Eps. 1-4

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Having wrapped up the third season of Orange is the New Black, Tony Jones and I have moved on to a new Killer Serial, Mr. Robot. Read on for our thoughts on the first four episodes. … [Read more...]

Killer Serials: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Season 3 Wrap-Up

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In this installment of Killer Serials, Tony Jones and I look back over season 3 of Orange is the New Black and discuss a few lingering and overarching themes. … [Read more...]

Remembering Pedro and Sean — and why Marriage Matters

Pedro and Sean's commitment ceremony: never before seen on TV.

When you teach undergraduates, there are frequent moments that remind you that youth culture has passed you by, and that the “coolness” card that every young person carries simply by virtue of their age, in your case, has been revoked.During a recent class, a student made a presentation arguing that reality television was not just unreal, but bad for society. This argument has been around since the first reality TV experiments, like An American Family, shown on PBS in 1973. The disturbing par … [Read more...]

Killer Serials: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Season 3, Eps. 10-13

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We're back with the latest installment of Killer Serials, in which Tony Jones, and I discuss the final four episodes of Orange is the New Black, season 3. … [Read more...]

Killer Serials: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Season 3, Eps. 7-9

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The next installment of Killer Serials, in which Tony Jones and I discuss episodes 7-9 of the third season of Orange is the New Black. … [Read more...]

SENSE8 and the Politics of Watching TV

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The new Netflix series, Sense8 (by the Wachowski siblings) isn't a great series, but, set in the context of the ever-expanding television market, it is a must-watch series if you care about what type of content gets made.  … [Read more...]

Killer Serials: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Season 3, Eps. 4-6

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Tony and I are back with the second installment of Killer Serials and a look at episodes four, five, and six of the third season of Orange is the New Black. … [Read more...]


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