TV programs recommended by some Christians

in alphabetical order

Mostly Non-offensive


Marginal

  • Frasier
    Occassional, but not quite regular, sexual discussion. The cast are the modern masters of the comedic misunderstanding, rivaled only by "I Love Lucy" in the complexity and hilarity of a particular misunderstanding. The characters relate with and compliment each other better than any show on TV. As all the characters are single, and none are religious, sexual plots and jokes are common, but not pervasive. Scott Moore
  • Mad About You
  • Law and Order
    Occassionally strays into political/religious themes which always show Christians or religious persons in a bad light. Scott Moore
  • Third Rock from the Sun
  • The Pretender
    Tends to be a bit on the violent side. It can be viewed that what was done to Jerod as he was growing up as being sadistic. Language is bad at times. Tim Emmerich
  • The Simpsons
    Great satirical humor that hits home rather uncomfortably. Christopher Heyn

Offensive to Christian Values

  • Drew Carey
  • Friends
  • Seinfield (Re-runs)
    Among the most popular of sitcoms in TV history (and now only available in reruns), Seinfield deals with the daily and often mundane lives of four single adults: Jerry Seinfield (played by himself), George Costanza, Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), and Elaine Bennes (Marie Louise Dryfus). While offering often hilarious comedic situations, sexual situations are often the shows topic (including premarital sex, sometimes homosexuality or masturbation, etc.). While enjoyable to watch, this series is often offensive to Christian values. Tim Cowley
  • Spin City
  • The X-Files
    Sorry… it's a quality show on many levels—writing, direction, cinematography—but its main goal is to scare the living daylights out of its audience, and that plus the high level of gore doesn't make for great family viewing. Christopher Heyn

Very Offensive!

  • Dawson's Creek
  • Ellen
  • Melrose Place
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Twin Peaks
    I've never said this about any other TV show, but there are storylines and scenes in this series (especially during the second season) that are demonically inspired. The high production quality and great music in this show makes that fact even more distressing. Christopher Heyn