A partially successful meld of history and fantasy, Amazon’s Britannia seeks its audience through a “Game of Thrones lite” approach, with one eye on paganism and the other on Nietzsche.
In a culture that harbors the Harvey Weinsteins and Kevin Spaceys of the world, sexual assault has gained an increased awareness as of late. Too few stories, however, have highlighted not just the evil of rape, but the social values that contribute to its prevalence. Broadchurch is the exception.
The binge-worthy fan favorite Stranger Things has hit screens again for a second season, to a great deal of fanfare. And while this season does not contain as many allusions to faith, it does contain some valuable themes related to community.
Embracing the parody source material and leaving behind the pilot’s uneven tone, Amazon’s The Tick is a continually entertaining story about the commonplace, the heroic, and how sometimes those are the same.
What started with the grounded world of Daredevil season one has become a breeding ground for comic book insanity. Bottomless pits at construction sites. Immortal villains. Magic superhero monks. All that and more is back to challenge our favorite street-level heroes in The Defenders.
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Based on the popular video game series, Castlevania is Netflix’s latest foray into the fantasy world with original content. Far from a lighthearted fantasy show, however, Castlevania breaches many topics of religious and sociopolitical importance. How does its approach compare with Christianity?
The beloved British television show Doctor Who is approaching a landmark era of change. It’s the last season for lead Peter Capaldi, as well as the last season for showrunner Steven Moffat. But even as Capaldi’s Doctor becomes comfortable with viewing himself as the good guy, and produces some great commentary on true heroism, the show also devolves into socially progressive virtue signaling, and box checking.