In the midst of the woke mob's strangling grasp on modern television, a few diamonds in the rough have shone through this fall. With Thanksgiving approaching, it is right to acknowledge the shows that gave a more conservative perspective to hot-button issues such as unplanned pregnancy, the fall of Afghanistan, and the police.
Starting with a precious ode to parenthood, the NBC drama Ordinary Joe deviated from the woke norm of declaring children as a burden to having a successful career and life.
In a bittersweet moment between Christopher, a wheelchair-bound child with a neuromuscular disorder, and his father Joe, the child asks if his existence ruined his dad’s once adventurous life. Joe responded, "Being your dad is more beautiful than any dream I could've ever imagined.”
Joe’s response is a welcome reprieve from the recycled negative talking points surrounding unplanned pregnancies. The heartfelt moment was a perfect reflection of the joys of parenthood, no matter the situation.
We are also grateful that shows like CBS's The Neighborhood, ABC's Queens, and Hulu's The Great rejected pro-abortion language like "clump of cells" or "products of conception" and instead recognized the humanity of babies in the womb.
The United States of Al
Next, CBS sitcom The United States of Al shared its honest thoughts on the swift fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban following President Biden's unorganized and catastrophic removal of troops from the war-torn country this August: “It’s all messed up.”
Al, formerly an Afghan interpreter for the Marines, makes a call to his sister, Hassina, a UN worker still in Afghanistan. Their conversation is a stark reminder of the US citizens and allies that were abandoned by the Biden administration and how the country has since reverted to a hellscape for its citizens. Hassina asked for help to evacuate from Afghanistan, but Al had to reply, “They’re not coming for you”.
Lastly, a classic police drama, Blue Bloods on CBS, diverted from the woke cop narrative and pushed back against BLM to expose the truth about hatred toward police and why crime is rising. In the aptly titled episode "Hate is Hate", the consequences of allowing one-sided hate to go unchecked came to light. A simple theme arose from the episode, "All crimes are hate crimes. No such thing as a love crime." This is a welcome dose of truth for those who are fed up watching Hollywood condemn those who protect and serve in blue.
Officer Eddie delivered a powerful message to the investigators hellbent on railroading her partner for pulling a gun on a man who assaulted her from behind, "You are supposed to be impartial. But that's what's wrong, right, these days? Nobody's impartial. Cops are hated. That hate is infecting this whole city, and frankly, it's infecting this investigation. Because you can take whatever you want, and you can twist it to suit whatever you have already determined. But she's done nothing wrong." Meanwhile, Police Commissioner Frank spoke truth to liberal lies boldly and unapologetically in his meeting with the mayor:
Every Thanksgiving we have to deal with woke mobsters ready to “cancel” it. The first show to trot down that road this year was Grey's Anatomy, the marathon medical drama starring Ellen Pompeo as Dr. Meredith Grey.
While video calling her sister-in-law, Dr. Grey lamented about having to spend Thanksgiving trapped in a hotel room without her family. Dr. Grey's adopted child then provided her innate woke wisdom regarding the turkey-filled holiday, stating that “Thanksgiving isn't really a holiday we should celebrate. There's no actual evidence Native Americans were even invited to a feast. I think they cared more about being colonized and having their land stolen than mashed potatoes.”
On a holiday when Christians gather to be thankful for God’s grace and all He's given them, dishonorable mentions go to Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol on Peacock for calling the Bible "a bizarre book of stories filled with contradictions, with outdated beliefs, with outright absurdities"; the ABC drama Queens for featuring a closeted gay priest calling a lesbian a “hero” and an “inspiration” for coming out publicly; and FX on Hulu's Y: The Last Man for mocking the Eucharist by feeding it to a monkey.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at MRCTV!