The Summer I Turned Pretty: Learning to Find Hope in the Midst of Tragedy

Whether it be heartbreak, love triangles, or personal tragedy, Amazon’s series reminds us that hope can reach us in our hardships.

Seeing and Believing 348 | The Rings of Power & Over the Garden Wall

Sarah and Kevin, two unabashed Tolkien nerds, discuss the first two episodes of the new Lord of the Rings TV series, The Rings of Power.

The Rings of Power Explores Middle-earth’s Second Age with Mixed Results (So Far)

It remains to be seen which of the Rings of Power this new series from Amazon will resemble most.

Occupied Reveals the Difficulty of Doing Good in a World That Refuses to Define It

In this controversial Norwegian TV series, deception and conflict go hand in hand.

How Nichelle Nichols Made Uhura the Life of the Party

Star Trek’s Lieutenant Uhura was a generous person, a hospitable person, one who extended the hand of fellowship to those around her.

Tiny Space Vikings and the Upside Down Horror of Child Warriors

Children should be free to be children; it’s the job of adults to protect and preserve innocent life.

Russian Doll: Why Do We Get Stuck Obsessing Over the Rightness of Every Choice?

Sometimes there is no way to tell which course of action is right, certainly not before the fact and likely not afterwards either.

Obi-Wan Kenobi ‌‌Recap:‌ A New Heart (Episodes 5 & 6)

The Dark Side may be a pathway to many abilities, but vengeance and blind rage is a pathway to losing the forest for the trees.

“I’m Still Here”: Stranger Things 4, “Running Up that Hill,” and Killing Monsters

Stranger Things has always been about recalling people to life—about fighting for your life and others’ lives.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie: Hope and Hijinks for the American Family

The Belchers are both a representation of actual families—as real as an unvarnished food display—and the ideal we should aspire to.

Obi-Wan Kenobi ‌‌Recap:‌ Playing With Fire (Episodes 3 & 4)

Terrible, ungodly things happen when we sacrifice our ideals on the altars of peace and stability.

Obi-Wan Kenobi ‌‌Recap:‌ It’s A Trap! (Episodes 1 & 2)

If my best hopes for this series are fulfilled, it’ll be the redemption of Kenobi’s arc and seeing that Luke was not alone in his hope for Anakin.

Seeing and Believing 335 | “Top Gun: Maverick” & “The Right Stuff”

Kevin and Sarah feel the need…the need for speed…and for Dad Movies. First, in a review of Top Gun: Maverick, then The Right Stuff.

For My Mental Health, I Repeatedly Watched One Episode of Ted Lasso

Watching Ted Lasso have a panic attack gave me a panic attack, so I created an experiment I’m calling “anxiety immersion.”

Moon Knight ‌‌Recap:‌ Love Your Whole Self (Episode 6)

If we desire a faith that inhabits the affections of those racked with grief and misery, we do ourselves no favors to ignore suffering and pretend it’s not as bad as it is.

Moon Knight ‌‌Recap:‌ Tell Them Your Stories (Episodes 4 & 5)

It’s no wonder Marc’s scales have never balanced. There is nothing balanced about any of this.