Tag Archives: TV

Why I don’t watch ‘Game of Thrones’

Another season of ‘Game of Thrones’ has come and gone, and it seems to be as wildly popular as ever. From the comments in my social media feeds, it is clearly evident people from all values streams are unabashed fans of the show.

While I’m not going to spend time in this post ‘judging’ the people that do watch it, whether they are Christian or not, I will refer to an article from a Christian organization that does a good job illustrating why my wife and I steer clear of the show.

Breaking Bad, and the paradox of ‘good’ TV

The mega TV hit Breaking Bad aired it’s series finale last night, and social media is abuzz with how things wrapped up. I have never watched the show, but it has come up on my radar a few times over the years. Therefore, I did some investigating to see if it’s something worth adding to the Netflix queue.

Things seemed promising when I found a recent commentary on Christianity Today that says “we need Breaking Bad” because the consequences of our choices (and lack of good ones) are lived out by main character Walt and his co-horts. His downward spiral is something we absolutely can’t miss, lest we spiral downward ourselves.