Welcome to this recap of the first episode of the third and last season of HBO’s The Leftovers. The episode offers a bit of everything: a prologue that contextualizes the main theme of the season (waiting for the end of the world), it reboots itself in terms of some of the characters and the main […]Read more "The Book of Kevin: The Leftovers Season 3 Episode 1 Recap"
As you may have heard, we live in the era of Peak TV, which basically means there are so many good shows out there in so many different platforms that it has become increasingly stressful to figure out what to watch. Since this is a blog that focuses on religion in popular culture, here is a […]Read more "Religion on TV: a list for 2017"
Since in this blog I have been discussing some of the TV Shows in which religion or religious issues play a big role, I decided to create a list of some of the most interesting shows right now on network TV, cable, and streaming services that deal with this topic. The list is not exhaustive, and […]Read more "Religion on TV: A List"
‘Tis the Season of Spirits, Ghosts, and Demons: Halloween and the Netherworld Last week was Halloween, one of my children’s favorite holidays. My older daughter was a reporter (a costume so subtle that you could only tell she was dressed up because she was holding a small notebook and a pen), my son wore four […]Read more "Halloween, the Supernatural, and Popular Culture as Scripture"
A little recap… There is no other show on TV right now that explores religious issues like HBO’s The Leftovers. The first season, based on Tom Perrotta’s 2011 novel of the same name, and developed for TV by Damon Lindelof (of Lost fame), examined the effects (social, psychological, spiritual) of a Rapture-like event (named the […]Read more "The Leftovers Season 2: Welcome to Paradise?"