God . . . on TV?

God . . . on TV? June 11, 2014

There’s always a few people who think that God doesn’t show up on TV at all – but lately he’s everywhere, and especially, it turns out, on dark TV dramas. (Who would have guessed it?) Here’s The AV Club (definitely not a Christian source) pointing this out:

What makes the emergence of faith and religion as a thematic device in The AmericansHannibal, and Fargo so interesting, however, is that these themes were far more than incidental coloring around the edges of the story. They were deeply important to the show’s recent seasons, though all in ways that spoke to the shows’ respective strengths. What’s more, all three series are likely to be heavy contenders in whatever year-end “best of TV” lists critics ponder once 2014 winds to a close, and the emergence of God as an unseen but often powerful character on all three provides just another sense of how all seemed to be having a weird conversation with each other, to the exclusion of all other shows.

Read the whole essay here – it’s very interesting!

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