Stranger Things Reminds Us of the Lessons We Keep Forgetting

These truths seem obvious, but perhaps we need a reminder.

The Relatable Longings of Stranger Things and This Is Us

These stories remind viewers of humanity’s universal, never-ending need for validation—to be fully seen and understood.

Stranger Longings: Belonging and Adoption in ST2

Eleven longs for somewhere to belong more than most, though almost every character in Stranger Things 2 mirrors this struggle in some way.

American Gods: A Pagan Enchantment Which Does Not Satisfy

What is it about the idea of things, powers, and beings beyond nature that draws people into these stories?

Mindhunter Spots the Evil Inside Us All

Instead of showing us how the good guys can go bad, Mindhunter wonders if maybe the good guys have been just as evil all along.

Who Will Remember Wallander?

Wallander raises a question that has a wonderful response: Who will remember us in the end?

Are Women Really Welcome in the World?

The power of a represented voice joining in unison with underrepresented voices was especially clear to me the night of the Scandal episode.

A Priest for All Seasons: Murder, Mystery, and Contentment in Father Brown and Grantchester

As a practicing Catholic, I know that confession must occur even in the summertime, when the confessional booth is stuffy and both priest and penitent are itching to be elsewhere.

Facing Your Demons: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Fear

On Halloween, a holiday that celebrates superficial terrors, it’s easy to forget that deep-seated fears require both self-awareness and courage to confront.

How Well Does Star Trek: Discovery Reflect Real Humanity?

Two of our staff writers discuss the new Star Trek series.

VidAngel Let Me Remove the Sex from Game of Thrones, so Why Do I Still Feel Like a Pervert?

The VidAngel approach to Game of Thrones forced me to think critically about why I watch the things I do.

A Christ and Pop Culture Guide to the Fall 2017 TV Season

Christ and Pop Culture writers break down some upcoming TV shows that we’re looking forward to watching.

Bold in the City: Reflections on The Bold Type

The Bold Type has a not-very-subtle theme running through every episode: female empowerment for the modern millennial woman.

Netflix’s Atypical Explores How We Fail to Love Each Other

Netflix’s Atypical is not truly about a boy with autism. Rather, it’s about the way love ebbs and flows through every community.

American Ninja Warrior: Villains Need Not Apply

The real joy of shows like American Ninja Warrior comes from the simple delight of watching people who are good at something do the something they are good at.

Person of Interest: A.I.s and the ‘Quintessence of Dust’

Person of Interest recognizes our desire for belonging, love, and beauty, while simultaneously recognizing our wretchedness and legitimate doubts.