Sunday, November 25, 2007

Anybody on TV Get It Right?


In response to my Grumpy Part II post below, Crimson Rambler asked us if any television shows get it right. What good things do you recall, moments of "truth" or clarity....or? Good question. What do you think? And hello, C.R. Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Kievas said...

I remember catching a few minutes here and there of "Joan of Arcadia". There wasn't a clergy-type character as far as I remember (and I could be wrong, very easily) but it was a neat show.

Kris Halseth said...

Like I said regarding Criminal Minds when they said that if you believe in one (God or Satan) you have to believe in the other.

Babylon 5 (Sci-fi/Futureistic show) had some GREAT moments that I thought were amazingly insightful. One was regarding monks who were asked that didn't it dilute their faith when the human race entered the stars and found out we weren't alone and that every world had a different god and beliefs. The monk replied, "No, I find that it has built my faith. There are more similarities then differences and that shows me that the same maker made us all." The whole episode was on forgiveness.

Crimson Rambler said...

There were some great moments on "The West Wing"...remember President Bartlett on the art of the preacher? and I have a fondness for some glimpses on the old "NYPD Blue" -- not the "life after death" episodes, but the one where Andy wrestles with what the Bible might be trying to tell him, and finally reads from Ps 119 -- "I am become like a bottle in the smoke..."
On the other hand I was sure "The Book of Daniel" was going to tank when the writers didn't know enough to let the last rites BE the drama...

Anonymous said...

I think the one religious character I ever really 'got', was none other than the Reverend Jim Ignatowski from 'Taxi'. He's got a lot of the right ideas, if you can get beyond the package.

Nightmare

Singing Owl said...

I may be the only person in the USA who did not watch West Wing! My husband watched Joan of Arcadia, and sometimes they got it right--not specifically "Christian" and no clergy type though. I forgot about Babylon 5. There too, not specifically Christian and not clergy, but they sure did get some spiritual concepts right. Taxi...hmmmm...yeah...thinking on that. Another old one was the clergyman on Little House. He was compassionate, caring, involved in the lives of his church folk, not afraid to admit he did not know everything. I think he was Methodist.

Anonymous said...

I've been wondering what you thought of Reverend Camden on 7th Heaven?

Nightmare

Singing Owl said...

I don't know why, but I only saw Seventh Heaven a few times. Probably Ken was watching something else at the same time. From what I remember, I liked him.

Crimson Rambler said...

There was a great moment on the short-lived "Soul Man" too when the curate got up to preach for the first time and just kept generating "first paragraphs"...looked down the aisle (tunnel vision photography, very insightful), and there was the Man of Sorrows himself, crown of thorns, purple robe, and all...and he YAWNED...

Singing Owl said...

Wow!