The Left’s Meltdown Over Super Bowl Ads Shows Exactly How Radical It’s Become
Is there any aspect of family life, of humor, or of history that the Left doesn’t want to subvert, upend, or undo? Watching the Super Bowl yesterday, I was reminded once again that the Left lives in its own, …
What Social-Justice Warriors Could Learn from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Netflix’s The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, a biting and successful satire of modern culture, follows Kimmy, a blissful do-gooder thrown into the middle of New York City and contemporary society after being rescued from a doomsday cult and 15 years’ captivity …
The Myth of the Female-Superhero Resurgence
Prior to the premiere of Supergirl on CBS, much anticipated by the PC social-justice crowd, the New York Times ran a piece celebrating the recent rise of female superheroes in popular culture.
Author Dave Itizkoff wrote:
Aside from the star-spangled …
8 Random Thoughts About The Walking Dead, At Halftime (Some spoilers)
So last night’s episode of The Walking Dead was the mid-season finale. I have a few thoughts. Note: there are spoilers. In order to minimize the damage to those not caught up, I won’t go into great detail explaining what …
Have an Abortion, Sip Some Wine, No Regrets: TV’s Nonsensical Scandal
The first scene of the first episode of the hit ABC political drama Scandal goes something like this: “Blahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblahblah you’re hired.” Two Aaron Sorkin wannabes on speed meet at a bar for a job interview and spend a couple …
No, John Oliver, France Is Not in a ‘Pastry Fight’ with Jihadists
It feels odd to take space in a serious political outlet to rebut the argument of a comedian, but when the comedian is John Oliver — and the modern Left is the modern Left — it is sometimes necessary. We live in …
The Star Trek TV Revival: Boldly Going Where Countless Movies and Series Have Gone Before
And there was great rejoicing amongst the Tribes of Nerdia: a new Star Trek show has been announced for 2017. Two things are certain.
#*#It will be unfavorably compared to the original series, which was awesome and perfect, except for that …
What Supergirl’s Feminist Cheerleaders Get Wrong about Female Strength
Feminists have largely praised CBS’s Supergirl, which premiered Monday, for portraying a woman who can throw punches as powerfully as Superman. They have been eager to see a female superhero in a TV lead. Superheroes are archetypes, and Supergirl (…
In the Zombie World, Only the Conservative Survive
The Obama era is the era of the zombie. It is a strange irony that the politician of “hope and change” has presided over a pop-culture world dominated by shuffling, moaning, undead cannibals who mindlessly rule a post-government apocalyptic landscape. …
One Flu Over The Zombie’s Nest
David, A few quick points.
1. Yes, you started this round, but I’ve been writing about zombies around here for a long time.
2. I guess I gotta go back and watch the first couple shows again, because that flu outbreak scenario …
Ponderosa on the Hudson: The Parables of Blue Bloods
For those who came of age in the 1970s, television today is as different from the television of our youth as The Twilight Zone must have been to those who grew up on vaudeville. Having first become addicted to television …
The Walking Dead’s Political Philosophy
I see The Walking Dead quite differently than I do other TV shows. I haven’t missed a single episode of it, but that’s not because I think the show is particularly good. Dexter and Breaking Bad were a …
What I Loved and Hated About This Half-Season of The Walking Dead
Look, I know I’m the junior zombie-blogger in these parts, but I can’t let Jonah have all the fun. There was lots to love and hate about this half-season, so with the necessary spoiler warning, let’s proceed.
I know that …
It’s Nuts to Censor Ads for Man in the High Castle, a Show about Freedom
Americans increasingly support free speech as a concept but make lots of exceptions. A new Pew Research poll found that 40 percent of Millennials (ages 18 to 34) believe the government should be able to prevent people from making offensive statements about minority …
Colbert Mocks Conservatives, and His Ratings Decline
It looks like the liberal cocoon comedy of late-night political satire doesn’t play quite as well to a broader audience. Via Instapundit, I discovered this:
For Stephen Colbert, the late-night honeymoon appears to be over . . . according to a Hollywood Reporter …
Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Salary Went Up 70 Percent Last Year
Al Sharpton got a 70 percent raise from his nonprofit last year, bringing his compensation above $412,000, according to new tax records filed last week.
The leading nonprofit watchdog, Charity Navigator, says $150,000 is the median compensation for the top executive at comparable …
To Boldly Go Where CBS Has Already Been Before
CBS is launching a new Star Trek franchise. Of course I’ll watch it, at least for a while, because I have to. But I’m pretty ambivalent about CBS’s take on “exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature …
Fear the Walking Dead — The Apocalypse Arrives
Caution, spoilers ahead.
Remember how the characters (all but one, anyway) were slow to understand the world was ending? Remember how some of them were reluctant to embrace violence? Remember how they felt like they were part of a community, …
Taking in (and on?) The View
I was just reading about Rick Santorum and his appearance on The View. I simply want to say how much I admire people such as Rick and Carly who do this. Long ago, I was pretty good at talking with …
In a Zombie Apocalypse the Military Would Be Toast
Jonah, I’m afraid you have a bit too much confidence in our boys in digital-print camouflage. As I understand the dynamics of the Walking Dead universe (at least as illustrated in Fear the Walking Dead), the apocalypse starts when a …