TV

ozatheist on December 24th, 2007

Sorry for the delay, but here’s my quick review on East West 101 from last week. It seems like this show is going to cover every nationality and religion by the time it’s finished. This week (well last week actually, seeing as I’m writing this 4 days after the event) centered on a couple of [...]

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ozatheist on December 14th, 2007

Not much to say about last night’s episode, it was just good gripping police drama. Still some of the racist overtones. This is done in a good way; in that a character will be racist, or use racial stereotypes, but that character will be corrected and/or made to look stupid or outdated. They are getting [...]

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ozatheist on December 13th, 2007

A good dose of Christianity on TV last night (ABC). First up – Vicar of Dibley – I love this show and had a good laugh last night, some memorable lines (not verbatim): When the Vicar asks the new guy in town if he reads the Bible “I don’t read fiction.” When the Vicar prays [...]

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ozatheist on December 7th, 2007

A new TV show with an obviously atheist character. Is this good or bad? Watched this new TV series last night (East West 101, SBS, 8:30pm Thursdays) which is a fairly formulaic cop show, situated in Sydney, with good cop, bad cop and female boss. What makes this show slighlty different is that one of the cops [...]

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ozatheist on October 15th, 2007

On Four Corners tonight (ABC 8:30pm) they are investigating claims that secretive religious sect the Exclusive Brethren has been transferring large sums of money across the world to fund political campaigns in Australia and the US. See also ABC News. The Exclusive Brethren aren’t allowed to vote (don’t recall ever reading that passage in the bible?) [...]

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ozatheist on October 15th, 2007

TV show Californication is to be investigated following pressure from Christian groups. “We don’t like the way the Catholic Church is treated, it’s beyond the pale,” a spokeswoman from Christian community group Festival of Light said. I’ve never watched this show, but it appears that you can have a bit of sex and  nudity on the [...]

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