So, I was a bit late to the whole Downton Abbey craze. During the airing of the second series, my grandma told me about the show, and she sounded really excited about it. I wasn’t entirely sure it was something that I’d be into. But I happened to stumble into an episode while channel
BBC’s Doctor Who is a show that makes up its own rules when it comes to storytelling. With the jumping and crossing of timelines, regeneration, and now even a mysterious unknown Doctor, never has a story been so complex, dynamic, and intriguing as that of the favored Time Lord.
Whenever we see a network promoting a new show we can always assume one of three things: It’s a crime drama, it’s a comedy that’ll get axed after two episodes or it’s an American remake of a British show that will get axed after one episode. There appears to be a plethora of crime dramas on the air today, such as NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI, CSI: New York, Hawaii Five-O, The Mentalist, Castle, Bones, Criminal Minds, Body of Proof, Blue Bloods, Southland…you get the idea. Every once and awhile, amidst the countless CSI spinoffs, there’s one cop drama gem that tries to take a unique look at the genre. Some of those include Justified and The Killing. The latest attempt at defining the genre is Fox’s The Following featuring the latest stud to switch from movies to television, Kevin Bacon (Mmmm…bacon).
Let’s face it; The Bachelor in GC terms is equivalent to the most eligible Joy Boy starting the year off dating an entire floor of Burritt, only to find himself with one lucky lady just in time to give her a ring by spring. While it is agreed that this type of behavior would be deemed inacceptable on our campus, damaging to our intentional Christian community, and probably against the lifestyle statement, we find it a perfectly acceptable form of entertainment. Add to the mix the fact that the contestants range from single mothers to straight up crazy ladies and you have The Bachelor.