Monthly Archives: March 2016

The Day Phil Coulson Fell: Pitilessness on Maveth

(Warning: This post contains spoilers from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season three.) Frodo: . . . What a pity that Bilbo did not stab that vile creature, when he had a chance! Gandalf: Pity? It was pity that stayed his … Continue reading

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Frank Underwood’s Moral and Political Limits

(Warning: This post contains spoilers from the fourth season of House of Cards.) I don’t remember who got me into House of Cards. It might not have been a single person at all. Perhaps I just gave into all the … Continue reading

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On Dr. Henry McCord’s Expansive Curriculum Vitae

Don’t get me wrong, as a doctoral student in religious ethics I’m thrilled a main character in a network drama is a professor of religion. Madam Secretary (Sundays 8/7c on CBS) is one of the few shows I watch week … Continue reading

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