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.
Marvel’s latest Netflix endeavor continues the superhero craze, but introduces martial arts and elements of Buddhism. The question is, are those elements theologically significant?
When I heard that Fox and Marvel were adapting Chris Claremont’s X-Men character Legion for TV, I had many thoughts of what that TV show might look like. Coincidentally, an eclectic and fascinating psychological thriller was not one of those thoughts.
Amazon Studios’ Z: The Beginning of Everything wants to be an insightful biopic series of the most famous couple of the roaring twenties. Instead, it betrays how little our culture has learned from the era.
“Look away, look away. This show will wreck your evening, your whole life, and your day. Every single episode is nothing but dismay.”
For much of BBC’s Sherlock, the titular character has been practically omniscient, as well as sociopathic and completely lacking in empathy. With “The Six Thatchers,” that is changing.
“The Return of Doctor Mysterio” is not very Christmasy. But it does make a key step the show has been in need of for a while: it made Doctor Who fun again.