Posts Categorized: TV show

The Devil’s Advocate in the first episode of “You, Me and the Apocalypse” (TV series)

What image comes up to your mind when you hear the term the Devil’s advocate? How about a chain-smoking, swearing Catholic priest, named Jude? That’s exactly what Rob Lowe plays in the new comedy “You, Me and the Apocalypse”. I am grateful for the show that it introduces and explains the historical origin of the term “Devil’s… Read more »

God as the father of angels in Dominion (tv show)

Is God considered the “father” of the angels or just their creator? If the latter why do they talk about God in the TV show Dominion, as children talk about a lost parent? I have several answers for that question, but meanwhile want to explore the Jewish and Christian theological answers too. Before going into… Read more »

Hebrew Death in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 3, Episode 1)

This post contains a spoiler: In the latest episode of the TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The character Leo is looking for something again that might give a clue on how to save his friend. Other members of his team believe she is gone but he still keeps going after clues. This time he visits some bad… Read more »

Hand of God: Ron Perlman wrestles with morality and religion in Amazon’s new drama

The guy who played Hellboy, going through hell. That could be the one-line pitch for Hand of God, Amazon’s latest self-funded foray into original drama. After last year’s bleak pilot, the full 10-episode first season is available to righteously binge on from today. It stars deeply furrowed character actor Ron Perlman as a notorious hanging… Read more »

Transcendental Time Traveler in Continuum S04E04

In the latest episode of Continuum (the fourth episode of the fourth season of a Canadian sci-fi TV series) a new character was introduced. He is presented as a kind of Messiah who can travel through time. He does the latter differently than the others in the show who need a complicated machinery to accomplish time… Read more »

Selling Religion, a comedy pilot

When an unemployed marketing wiz and her equally desperate ad man realize a prophet could equal profit, they set about using their skills to build the perfectly marketable religion with themselves at the top of the food chain. Think “Better Off Ted” or “Arrested Development” as they begin to lay the groundwork for the big… Read more »

The Churchmen — Season 1, Episode 1 Recap

The series chronicles five candidates as they arrive at Paris’s Capuchin Seminary. Despite being a tad overcrowded and a bit formulaic, the opening episode shows promise. The pilot episode has to introduce each of the five students and try to distinguish them in an hour’s time. It’s no surprise under such circumstances that we get… Read more »

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (DVD)

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (DVD)

Pray the Devil Back to Hell is the inspiring story of a group of ordinary women who came together – Muslim and Christian, rich and poor, urban and rural – to end a bloody civil war in their war-torn country of Liberia. Thousands of women took on the warlords and a corrupt regime as they… Read more »