The Man in the High Castle Explores Cultures of Death

What happens when the bad guys win? A TV show offers an illuminating answer to that question.

Zombies Among Us: iZombie Chows Down on Dehumanization

iZombie explores the dangers of dehumanization as Liz learns to humanize others by consuming their brains.

The Great British Baking Show: A Lesson in Image Bearing

The Great British Baking Show depicts what it looks like to embrace our unique identities and give them shape.

I’m Bidding Farewell to Nashville and Its Immoral Storytelling

The creative minds behind Nashville are squandering their talents by taking the easy way out instead of offering something true, good, and beautiful.

Insecure and the Need for More Authentic Friendships

We need friends who stretch us, who are willing to help us face hard truths about ourselves, and who love us enough to tell us when we are wrong.

RWBY and Leading with Contagious Joy

We want to build a sisterhood like RWBY, one that spreads seeds of its joyful community elsewhere or looks for it in others.

Attack on Titan, Overcoming Evil with Mercy

Season 2 of Attack on Titan is filled with actions that are incredibly hard to empathize with or understand.

Politics as Entertainment, Then and Now

There’s a long history that’s given us the expectation that our politics should entertain us.

The First Black Bachelorette: A Hopeful Lament

Whether or not ABC moved in the right direction for the right reason, it undoubtedly is the right direction.

The Upsidedown Heroism of ‘One Punch Man’

The heroic ethos at play in One Punch Man runs counter to the world’s expectations.

The Island: A Longing to Be Real in a World of Inequality

Superstore is asking us to consider what it means to live in a divided country, to stop pretending like we can ever be all the same.

Rurouni Kenshin and Reverse-Blade Apologetics

In Rurouni Kenshin, the reverse-blade sword is a sign to those who know him that Kenshin is different: a counter-cultural man of principle with a higher purpose.

Daniel Tiger’s Rhythms of Grace

The songs of Daniel Tiger have become little liturgies that shape my daughter’s days.

Missing the Point: Anne with an E Is Something Else

A sense of who Anne is and a certain integrity about her portrayal is necessary if she is to matter at all.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Rethinks Regret

In the fourth season, the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are forced to face one of their greatest foes yet: their own regrets.

The Disabled Sainthood of Speechless

The show refuses to follow the “inspirationally disadvantaged” cliché found in lots of fiction that features disabled characters.