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Sabrina the Teenage Witch 1996–2003
Sagwa, the Chinese Siamese Cat 2001–2002
Chinese-Canadian-American animated series based on the children’s book by Amy Tan / Sagwa lives in the palace of a magistrate in China (?-late Qing dynasty), as part of a royal family of cats who have the ability to write with their tails. She and her siblings, along with various other cats and Fu-Fu the bat, have adventures that are usually accompanied by moral lessons and a display of various elements of Chinese culture.
Sailor Moon 1992-1997
Saturday Night Live 1975-____
American live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol / The show's comedy sketches often parody contemporary culture and politics, and are performed by a large and varying cast of repertory and newer cast members. Each episode is hosted by a celebrity guest, who usually delivers the opening monologue and performs in sketches with the cast as with featured performances by a musical guest. An episode normally begins with a cold open sketch that ends with someone breaking character and proclaiming, “Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!”.
Seinfeld 1990–1998 (180 episodes)
American sitcom / Main characters are Jerry Seinfeld (Jerry Seinfeld), Elaine Benes (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Cosmo Kramer (Michael Richards), and George Costanza (Jason Alexander).
Seven Days 1998–2001 (66 episodes)
Science fiction series based on time travel
7th Heaven 1996–2007 (11 seasons / 243 episodes)
Shasta McNasty 1999-2000
An American sitcom that centers on 3 friends who are in a rap rock band. Main characters are Dennis (Jake Busey), Scott (Carmine Giovinazzo), Randy (Dale Godboldo), and Diana (Jolie Jenkins).
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power 2018–2020
An American animated series about a teenager named Adora, who gains powers that allow her to turn into superhero. Emboldened with this power, Adora leads a group of other magical princesses in an alliance to defeat the evil Horde, who are led by Lord Hordak. Tor.com commented that the series “reads as utterly queer in just about every aspect,” with many characters coded as fluid in terms of gender or sexuality, and none as clearly heterosexual. In an interview, when a network executive asked what the rainbow in the climax of the first season's finale meant, Stevenson replied: “The gay agenda.” In 2019, the show was nominated by GLAAD (a Gay and Lesbian alliance group) for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Kids & Family Programming.
This series is a reboot of the 1985 Filmation series She-Ra: Princess of Power.
This reboot of the 80’s cartoon She-Ra and the princess of power is a far cry from the original. The differences between the shows are quite prevalent. One of which is the atmosphere of the show as a whole. The background colors give a nice fantasy feel to the show. Despite this, the most recognizable change is the change in the sexuality of the characters. During the first season of the show, they didn’t really push the subject. It wasn’t until the next season that there was a confirmed lesbian couple. Even so, they pushed the subject further with every season. The sexuality was so prevalent that they made the main character a lesbian at the very end of the final season.
There are a few things that they have in common. Of course, the main thing is that it’s about fighting the Horde. They both have magic and it’s about female empowerment. They also have the same villains and the same main characters as well.
The storyline of the show is quite compelling with twists and turns with every big revelation in the show. There is much depth in each episode and with each character. Also, if you feel that you missed having a certain character from the original not in the show you can find Easter eggs that reference that character.
Overall, even with the compelling storyline, it’s heavily overshadowed by the forcing of the character’s sexuality, and it’s because of this that it’s not the best show for any child or teenager. If you want to watch She-Ra, it’s best to watch the original 80’s version instead.
The Simpsons 1989-____
Sister, Sister 1994-1999
American sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry / The show’s premise was that Tia Landry (the intelligent twin from inner city Detroit) and Tamera Campbell (the boy-crazy twin from the suburbs) were separated at birth and one was adopted by a single mother while the other was adopted by a couple, although the mother died shortly afterward; 14 years later the two accidentally found each other and reunited. The girls’ neighbor is nerdy Roger Evans (Marques Houston), an annoying teenager who is infatuated with both of them, and who evolves into a perfect gentleman they both find attractive.
American science fiction fantasy series that follows a group of travelers as they use a wormhole to “slide” between different parallel universes / Stars included Jerry O'Connell, Cleavant Derricks, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies, Kari Wuhrer, Charlie O'Connell, Robert Floyd, and Tembi Locke.
Smart Guy 1997–1999 (51 episodes)
American sitcom set in Washington, D.C. centering on a boy genius and his family / Produced by de Passe Entertainment and Danny Kallis Productions, in association with Walt Disney Television / Main characters are “T.J.” Henderson (Tahj Mowry), Morris L. “Mo” Tibbs (Omar Gooding), Marcus Henderson (Jason Weaver), Yvette Henderson (Essence Atkins), and Floyd Henderson (John Marshall Jones).
So Weird 1999-2003 (65 episodes)
American-Canadian series produced as a Disney Channel Original Series
One particularly disturbing episode was about a medium. At first I thought the message was going to be positive, because although the man had the ability to talk to ghosts, he didn’t want to and even exposed other fraudulent mediums. It all went downhill, though, when the girl (I forget her name) finally convinces the man to help her communicate with her dead father. She thinks he should use his power to somehow help people. The ending will have kids believe that she succeeded in communicating with her deceased father, and that this is a good thing.
This is NOT a good show for ANYONE. Even without the occultic elements, it still wouldn’t be a good show. The characters are uninteresting. But, I will say this: "So Wierd" is an appropriate title for the show.
Sonic Boom 2014-17 (104 episodes)
This comic science fiction action TV series was produced by Sega of America, Inc. and Technicolor Animation Productions in collaboration with Lagardère Thématiques and Jeunesse TV. Sonic, Tails, Amy, Knuckles and Sticks reside on Seaside Island in Hedgehog Village. Together, they defend the island from various threats like Doctor Eggman and his robotic creations.
The series centers on Sonic (the hero), his friends Tails, (the inventor) Knuckles (dim-witted tough guy) Amy Rose (voice of reason) and newcomer Sticks the Badger (the crazy one) as every week they battle against whatever goofy scheme Dr. Eggman comes up with.
“Sonic Boom” gears itself more towards younger viewers, and is very comedic in nature. The humor is not mean-spirited, and the violence is mostly towards robots—though there is one scene in the first episode where Tails crashes his plane and Sonic pulls an unconscious Tails from the wreckage, thinking he is dead.
Having watched all the episodes, it is hard to find anything parents might object to. There was one episode called “Mech Suits Me” where Sonic looks to be demonically possessed by a robot’s A. I system. His eyes glow bright red, and he starts terrorizing the people of the village, and attempts to kill Dr. Eggman. His friends break him free from the robot’s spell in the end.
“Sonic Boom” doesn’t really try to teach moral lessons, as it focuses itself more on comedy. If anything, the series teaches the value of friendship. Sonic and Tails have a brotherly bond in the show (very well displayed in “The Sidekick”) In other episodes, Sonic can even put his differences with the evil Dr. Eggman aside. (“New Year’s Retribution” and “Curse of Buddy-Buddy Temple”)
Overall, “Sonic Boom” is an innocent cartoon that younger children (and kids at heart) can enjoy.
The Sopranos 1999–2007
This American crime drama series revolves around Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster, portraying the difficulties that he faces as he tries to balance his family life with his role as the leader of a criminal organization. Suffering from panic attacks, Tony engages in therapy sessions with psychiatrist Jennifer Melfi off and on throughout the series. Tony eventually finds himself at odds with his uncle Junior, his wife Carmela, other mobsters within the Soprano family, and the New York City-based Lupertazzi family, putting his life at risk.
South Park 1997-____
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1994-2008
American adult animated parody talk show hosted by the character Space Ghost (a 1960s Hanna-Barbera superhero)
SpongeBob SquarePants 1999-____
American animated comedy series chronicling the adventures and endeavors of the SpongeBob and his aquatic friends in the fictional underwater city of Bikini Bottom
Stargate: SG-1 1997–2007 (214 episodes)
This Canadian-American military science fiction adventure series is part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is based on the 1994 science fiction film “Stargate” by Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets and in space. SG-1 is an elite United States Air Force special operations team, one of about 20 teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend against alien threats such as the Goa'uld, the Replicators and the Ori. The series draws upon Egyptian mythology, Greek mythology, Norse mythology and Arthurian legend. It starred Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis, Corin Nemec, Ben Browder, Beau Bridges, and Claudia Black.
The Goa’uld are *not* portrayed as real-life gods or demons, but as alien parasites who came to Earth millenia ago and impersonated the deities of ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Indian, and Norse mythologies (among others). SG-1 fights against this evil, and against the false religious structure that the Goa’uld have set up across the galaxy. (In the two-part "Jolinar’s Memories" and "The Devil You Know," the team does not go to Hell to meet the Devil—they go to a hellish moon called Netu, where the Goa’uld Sokar [who has assumed the personae of Satan] has imprisoned his enemies.)
I highly recommend "Stargate SG-1" as top-quality entertainment, for sci-fi fans and non-sci-fi fans alike!
One thing about the show that is the great sense of humour that O’ Neil has. He does occasionally swear but this shows me not to (which I don’t). This show is Usually Ok if you watch the next episode preview.
The basic object of the story is to stop the Goa’uld from taking over Earth, in the meantime they meet strange alien races, many of them actual humans that were taken from Earth hundreds of years ago. Also Daniel Jackson’s wife Sha’re is turned into a Goa’uld, and Teal’C is forced to kill her to save Daniel. It has great humor through Colonel O’Neill, Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson, Teal’C, General Hammond, and Janet Frasier CMO of the base. 99% of the time it is a great show, however keep in mind there is that other 1%. Also make sure that children do NOT watch the pilot it features full nudity.
This tactic started with atheist author H.P. Lovecraft. Years later, this pseudo-scientific idea was famously promoted by Erich von Däniken (Chariots of the Gods) and others. This idea has particularly been used by some whose worldviews are New Age or Evolutionism/Atheism (or both).
The claim is that extraterrestrials with advanced technology came to Earth in ancient times and were mistaken for gods, angels and supernatural activity—and that out of these encounters with naive and unsophisticated humans (who misunderstood what they witnessed), humans began to worship these aliens—and the world’s religions (including Christianity) are the end result.
I have researched these claims in considerable depth, including attending von Däniken lectures. I am in agreement with many other researchers (both Christian and secular), the so-called evidence for this fantasy is filled with foolish errors and serious outright lies and deceptions.
Nonetheless, many sci-fi books, movies and TV shows have eagerly used and promoted what is essentially a dangerous Atheist-inspired worldview.
What difference does it make? When accepted, this pseudo-science leads people directly away from Biblical truth about Earth’s Creation, mankind’s place in God’s plan, Earth’s history of wicked rebellion against the Creator, and the record of His judgments. Inherent in this worldview is rejection of belief in God and the Bible. People are less likely to perceive their spiritually bankrupt state before God and are more unlikely to want—or listen to—the Gospel.
Entertainment dramas that use the ancient extraterrestrial encounters fantasy and thus promote it some extent…
- “The X-Files”
- “Alien vs. Predator”
- Transformers: The Last Knight and most of the “Transformers” series
- “The Fifth Element”
- “Mission To Mars”
- “Star Trek” various episodes, including “Star Trek: The Next Generation—The Chase,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation—Who Watches the Watchers” —Gene Roddenberry, creator of “Star Trek” was an opponent of all beliefs in God
- “2001: A Space Odyssey”—the monolith
- “Earth: Final Conflict”
- “Space: 1999”
- “Quatermass and the Pit”
If nothing else, the mere CONSTANT REPETITION of this false view of history in entertainment media is causing it to become embedded in the minds of billions of people, making it somehow seem to them less ludicrous than it really is. Discerning Christians know that we and God have an Enemy who is the father of lies who seeks to deceive the whole world.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1993-99 (176 episodes)
An American science fiction series that centers on the formerly Cardassian space station Terok Nor / It frequently contained religious themes and dark, complex social themes and issues of war. Main characters included Captain Benjamin Sisko, Kira Nerys (a Bajoran), Odo (a Changeling), Quark (a Ferengi), Julian Bashir, Jadzia Dax (a Trill), Miles O'Brien, Worf (a Klingon), and Jake Sisko.
Star Trek: Voyager 1995-2001 (172 episodes)
American science fiction television series / Set in the 24th century, when Earth is part of a United Federation of Planets, it follows the adventures of the Starfleet vessel USS Voyager as it attempts to return home after being stranded in the Delta Quadrant on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy. Stars include Kate Mulgrew (as Kathryn Janeway), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres), Jennifer Lien (Kes), Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Tim Russ (Tuvok), Garrett Wang (Harry Kim), and Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine).
I caution everyone to be on your guard when watching any Star Trek show & look for just how often Evolution crops up.
Star vs. the Forces of Evil 2015-19 (77 episodes)
American animated series that follows the adventures of Star Butterfly, a magical princess and young turbulent heir to the royal throne in the dimension of Mewni, who is sent to Earth to mellow her reckless behavior
There she befriends and becomes roommates with human Marco Diaz and begins a semi-normal life in Echo Creek, attending school and meeting new friends. Throughout the first season, the two travel to exotic dimensions using dimensional scissors while preventing the Mewman monster Ludo (Alan Tudyk) from stealing Star's magic wand. As the series progresses, Star and Marco meet new friends, take on new enemies, and travel to even more weird and wild dimensions.
Things that are most problematic:
- ritual magic modeling offering your soul to the darkness in exchange for destroying your enemy
- literal demons being shown as friends, boyfriend material, and long-term-relationship material
- modeling of teenage extremities as good according to the cool kids. Large scale involuntary vomiting after a party, in the episode due to physical illness, but innuendoed to look like from over-drinking.
- Representing adults as fundamentally incompetent boops incapable of healthy decisions, or working in kids best interest.
- I really didn’t like the anti-learning, anti-education bent. It is a great way to raise a generation of “fools” who contempt understanding.
- It puts one foot into teenage sexually charged. The “muberty” hunting boys, and “abs” are not things I want my daughters getting curious about right now.
- Star (the main character) makes mistakes and learns from them. They are sometimes big.
- The main male protagonist is not “in love” with Star.
- The character is genuinely wild at heart. It is rare to see, and makes this damaged and over the edge of lost show more sad.
- modeling it as okay to “have one big last party” before “going to jail.” That idea is so destructive.
State of Grace 2001-02 (38 episodes)
American comedy-drama series
The show centers on two 12-year-old girls from very different backgrounds, Hannah and Grace, who are best friends. Hannah is from a middle class Jewish family and lives with her parents, her grandmother, and her uncle. Her parents are the owners of a furniture factory in the fictitious town of Ashmore, North Carolina, to where they have recently moved from Chicago. Grace is from a wealthy Catholic family and lives with her mother, a socialite. Typically, they are depicted as more intelligent, thoughtful, funny, and rebellious than other children of their age.
Steven Universe 2013-19 (160 episodes)
American animated series created for Cartoon Network by Rebecca Sugar, an openly bisexual “non-binary” woman, who introduced her worldview into the series garnering acclaim from the LGBT organization GLAAD
Sugar said that she created the series’ Gems as non-binary women in order to express herself, as a “non-binary” woman, through them. She has discussed the importance of creating LGBT representation and content, especially in children’s entertainment, “I want to champion LGBTQIA, all of it, content… in G-Rated, family entertainment. I want to do that forever.”
The series is the coming-of-age story of a young boy, Steven Universe in the fictional town of Beach City. He explores the abilities inherited from his mother, which include fusion—the ability of Gems to merge their bodies and abilities to form new, more powerful personalities. A prominent theme of the series was portrayal of LGBTQ+ characters, nonbinary characters, gender fluidity, mental health, love and self-sacrifice. The character Garnet is a fusion of two gems, Ruby and Sapphire (a Lesbian relationship). In a 2020 interview creator/producer Sugar reported,
“We strategized the concept of fusion to be able to explore relationships and include queer relationships. Central to that, one of the things we were excited about was to have the character of Garnet have a ton of screen time and be a main character. There were a lot of things I wanted to explore with an active relationship to parallel my own relationship. I was inventing these characters with my co-executive producer Ian Jones-Quartey, who is also my partner. We wanted to explore an active, queer relationship that would parallel a lot of our experiences with bigotry as an interracial couple.”
The Crystal Gems live in an ancient beachside temple and protect humanity from monsters and other threats. The Gems are ageless alien warriors who project female humanoid forms from magical gemstones at the core of their being. The Crystal Gems comprise Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl and Steven—a young, half-human, half-Gem boy who inherited his gemstone from his mother, the Crystal Gems’ former leader Rose Quartz. As Steven tries to understand his gradually expanding range of powers, he spends his days with his father Greg, his best friend Connie, his magical pet lion, other residents of Beach City, and the Gems.
The series gradually reveals that the Crystal Gems are remnants of a great interstellar empire and are cut off from their homeworld. Steven learns that many of the monsters and artifacts they encounter are Gems who were corrupted by a Gem weapon of mass destruction and can no longer maintain rational, humanoid form. Steven learns that, millennia ago, the Gem empire intended to sterilize the Earth to incubate new Gems, but Rose Quartz led her supporters, the Crystal Gems, in a violent and apparently successful rebellion against this genocidal plan.
Stranger Things 2016-22 (34 episodes)
American science fiction horror drama television series created by the Duffer Brothers and released on Netflix
“Stranger Things” is set in the fictional rural town of Hawkins, Indiana, during the 1980s. The nearby Hawkins National Laboratory ostensibly performs scientific research for the United States Department of Energy, but secretly does experiments into the paranormal and supernatural, including those that involve human test subjects. Inadvertently, they have created a portal to an alternate dimension, "the Upside Down". The influence of the Upside Down starts to affect the unknowing residents of Hawkins in calamitous ways.
Cast has included: Winona Ryder (as Joyce Byers), David Harbour (as Jim Hopper), Finn Wolfhard (as Mike Wheeler), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven / Jane Hopper), Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, Matthew Modine, Noah Schnapp, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Dacre Montgomery, Sean Astin, Paul Reiser, Maya Hawke, Priah Ferguson, and Brett Gelman
A reality-television franchise with numerous international versions / The show features a group of contestants deliberately marooned in an isolated location, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves. The contestants compete in challenges for rewards and immunity from elimination. The contestants are progressively eliminated from the game as they are voted out by their fellow-contestants until only one remains to be awarded the grand prize and named the “Sole Survivor.”
Tenchi Muyo! 1992-____
Every man needs a good woman. Tenchi Masaki has six. This Japanese anime series franchise includes “Tenchi Universe,” “Tenchi in Tokyo,” “Tenchi Muyo! GXP,” and “Ai Tenchi Muyo!”
Iyeka is the princess of Jurai (the planet where she’s from), and doesn’t believe Ryoko is good enough for Tenchi because she’s a space pirate (and also a “demon” or oni in Japanese, which can actually be taken as a pun concerning Ryoko’s mean nature.
In Japanese, if you call a woman an oni or "devil-woman" it’s like calling her the B-word.), and so they constantly fight. Although Tenchi seems to delight is the sweet, polite, child-like nature of Sasami, and tries very hard to avoid conflicts. What’s a guy to do?
Washuu (my favorite) is the mad scientist who might like Tenchi, but she has better things to do in her lab than fight over him. I believe she’s afraid of having a broken heart. Kiyone and Mihoshi are the Galaxy Police who are after Ryoko the space pirate, but Mihoshi is so bubble-headed that she ruins everything, and eventually they give up trying to capture her.
It is not intended for children, but for teens and adults, and does have some objectional things. Especially since it’s meant to be a romance/sci-fi comedy. Note the “romance” part. It’s interesting that it shows some aspects of everyday Japanese life (sleeping on the floor, eating Japanese food with chopsticks, the polite character of Tenchi, and in the “Tenchi in Tokyo” series, they did a good job portraying Japan and what it looks like). Very Japanese.
The characters are well thought up, the story is interesting, sometimes it makes you think…
Thanks 1999 (6 episodes)
That 70’s Show 1998-2006 (200 episodes)
American period sitcom about the lives of six teenage friends living in fictional Point Place, Wisconsin / Main characters: Eric Forman (by Topher Grace), Jackie Burkhart (Mila Kunis), Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher) and others.
That's My Bush! 2001
American sitcom created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, best known for creating “South Park” / The series was conceived in the wake of the 2000 presidential election, between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Parker and Stone were sure that Gore would win the election, and tentatively titled the show “Everybody Loves Al.” However, due to the controversy regarding the election's outcome, the series was pushed back. Instead, the show was then plotted around Bush at the workplace. The series centered on the fictitious personal life of President George W. Bush, played by Timothy Bottoms. Carrie Quinn Dolin played Laura Bush, and Kurt Fuller played Karl Rove. Episodes dealt with deliberate heavy handedness with topics such as abortion, gun control, the war on drugs, drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and the death penalty.
3rd Rock from the Sun 1996-2001 (139 episodes)
American sitcom series about four extraterrestrials who are on an expedition to Earth, the third planet from the Sun, which they consider to be a very insignificant planet / The extraterrestrials pose as a human family in the fictional city of Rutherford, Ohio to observe the behavior of human beings. The series starred John Lithgow, Kristen Johnston, French Stewart, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jane Curtin, Simbi Khali, Elmarie Wendel and Wayne Knight.
Touched by an Angel 1994-2003 (211 episodes)
Twice in a Lifetime 1999-2001 (44 episodes)
Canadian mystery/drama series / The series follows an aspiring angel who for some reason, will not enter heaven, but is assigned to guide someone who has died prematurely. The prematurely deceased, played by the episode guest stars, may choose from the afterlife to correct something that went wrong earlier in their life. Episodes center on an individual who has reached the end of their life in one timeline, and due to circumstances seen by their advocate and judge, is then given 3 days to travel into their past, and without revealing their true identity, convince their younger self to make a different choice at a pivotal point to effect a different outcome for example, by quitting smoking, or choosing a different job and in changing this learn a key lesson to make them become a better person.
Twin Peaks 1990-1991, 2017 (48 episodes)
American horror mystery drama series
The series follows an investigation, headed by FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) and local Sheriff Harry S. Truman (Michael Ontkean), into the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer (Sheryl Lee) in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington. The show's narrative draws on elements of detective fiction, but its uncanny tone, supernatural elements, and campy, melodramatic portrayal of eccentric characters also draws from American soap opera and horror tropes. Like much of Lynch's work, it is distinguished by surrealism, offbeat humor, and distinctive cinematography.
Two Girls, A Guy, and a Pizza Place 1998-2001 (81 episodes)
This American sitcom series stars Ryan Reynolds as Michael Leslie “Berg” Bergen, Richard Ruccolo as Peter “Pete” Dunville, and Traylor Howard as campus beauty Sharon Carter (later Carter-Donnelly). In the first two seasons, Berg, a slacker, works at a Boston pizza parlor, Beacon Street Pizza, with Pete. They both attend Tufts University, with Sharon, who after graduation, works as the spokesperson (or apologist) for Immaculate Chemicals.
Veronica’s Closet 1997-2000 (66 episodes)
American sitcom series starring Kirstie Alley as Veronica “Ronnie” Chase, the head of her own lingerie company that also sells other bedroom accessories in New York City / Veronica has made a living being known as the “Queen of Romance.” Her husband Bryce, played by Christopher McDonald, regularly cheats on her, though she always takes him back because of the image she has created. However, after another tryst, Veronica decides to leave him and begins her life as a single woman.
She is championed by her best friend and Chief Financial Officer Olive Massery, played by Kathy Najimy, and her father Pat Chase, played by Robert Prosky, who is also her chauffeur. She also works with Perry Rollins, played by Dan Cortese, a former thong model who is her publicist; her assistant Josh Blair, played by Wallace Langham, and Leo Michaels, played by Darryl “Chill” Mitchell.
Walker, Texas Ranger 1993-2001 (200 episodes)
The Waltons 1972-1981 (221 episodes)
American drama series about a family in rural Virginia during the Great Depression and World War II / This series was created by Earl Hamner Jr., based on his 1961 book Spencer's Mountain and the 1963 film of the same name. The story is about the family of John Walton Jr. (known as John-Boy): his six siblings, his parents John and Olivia Walton, and paternal grandparents Zebulon “Zeb” and Esther Walton. John-Boy is the oldest of the children (17 years old in the beginning), who becomes a journalist and novelist. Each episode is narrated at the opening and closing by a middle-aged John Jr. (voiced by author Earl Hamner on whom John-Boy is based). John Sr. manages to eke out a living for his family by operating a lumber mill with his sons' help as they grow older. The family income is augmented by some small-scale farming, and John occasionally hunts to put meat on the table. In the simpler days of their country youth, all of the children are rambunctious and curious, but as times grow tough, the children slowly depart from the innocent, carefree days of walking everywhere barefoot while clad in overalls and hand-sewn pinafores, and into the harsh, demanding world of adulthood and responsibility.
The series stars Richard Thomas, Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Will Geer, Judy Norton, Jon Walmsley, Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Eric Scott, David W. Harper, Kami Cotler, Peggy Rea, Joe Conley, Ronnie Claire Edwards and Leslie Winston, and is narrated by Earl Hamner Jr.
WCW Thunder 1998-2001 (156 episodes)
An American professional wrestling show produced by World Championship Wrestling (WCW)
The Weakest Link 2000-2017
A game show in which a group of contestants (ranging from five to nine players) who will need to work as a team to try and win as much of a maximum cash jackpot by correctly answering general-knowledge questions in a series of rapid-fire rounds
The West Wing 1999-2006 (156 episodes)
Whose Line Is It Anyway? American version: 1998–2007, 2013–____
A short-form improvisational comedy show
Will & Grace 1998-2020 (246 episodes)
The Wonder Years 1988-1993 (115 episodes)
American coming-of-age comedy-drama depicting the social and family life of a boy in a typical American suburban middle-class family, covering the ages of 12 through 17 / The series stars Fred Savage as Kevin Arnold, a teenager growing up in a suburban middle-class family. Dan Lauria plays his father Jack, Alley Mills his mother Norma, Jason Hervey his brother Wayne, Olivia d'Abo as sister Karen, Josh Saviano as his best friend Paul Pfeiffer, and Danica McKellar as his girlfriend Winnie Cooper.
The X-Files 1993-2002 (218 episodes)
American science fiction suspense drama series revolving around Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who investigate X-Files—marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a medical doctor and a skeptic, is assigned to scientifically analyze Mulder's discoveries, offer alternate rational theories to his work, and thus return him to mainstream cases.
The mytharc (alien/conspiracy) episodes are the main focus of the series, and while I believe that (in the real world) aliens are actually demonic (when not simply natural phenomenon), this series does portray the alien conspiracy in an intelligent manner (albeit, often in an Evolutionary manner, but we got enough of that in school anyway, and parents should have educated their children in the truth of this matter long before they are able to watch television).
All in all, I highly recommend this series to adults and young adults who enjoy a thinking show, but I advise caution as to allowing children to view this program. If they do, make certain that a parent is with them to explain certain things to them about what they see.
In the context of the show, they’re really aliens. So maybe aliens don’t really exist; so what? It’s a TV-show, not Real Life. The "X-Files" has flaws, to be sure. The language is a bit strong at times, it has a fair amount of violence and gore, and some episodes have occultic or psychic themes which bother me. But the aliens don’t bother me. If aliens bother you, I don’t know why you’d be watching this show in the first place. I don’t care for sports, but I don’t go around bad-mouthing ESPN.
You Gotta See This! (ESPN)
Yu-Gi-Oh 1998 (27 episodes)
Japanese anime series about Yugi Mutou, a timid young boy who loves all sorts of games, but is often bullied. One day, he solves an ancient puzzle known as the Millennium Puzzle, causing his body to play host to a mysterious spirit with the personality of a gambler. From that moment on, whenever Yugi or one of his friends is threatened by those with darkness in their hearts, this other Yugi shows himself and challenges them to dangerous Shadow Games (“Games of Darkness”) which reveal the true nature of someone's heart. The losers of these contests often being subjected to a dark punishment called a Penalty Game. Whether it be cards, dice, or role-playing board games, he will take on challenges from anyone, anywhere. As the series progresses, Yugi and his friends learn that this person inside of his puzzle is actually the spirit of a nameless Pharaoh from Ancient Egyptian times, who had lost his memories. As Yugi and his companions attempt to help the Pharaoh regain his memories, they find themselves going through many trials as they wager their lives facing off against gamers that wield the mysterious Millennium Items and the dark power of the Shadow Games.
The fact that Pegasus snatches Yugi’s Grandpa’s soul makes Yugi fight in the Tournament for someone else rather than for the selfish reasons of other players. One duelist is in the game for the prize money, while another wants revenge on Pegasus. Yugi’s friend Joey enters the tournament to win the prize money to save his sister’s eyesight. Throughout the series, Yugi and Joey’s “Heart of the Cards” philosophy clashes with Seto Kaiba’s cutthroat methods of dueling by using strong monsters or even ripping up other people’s cards…
There are seven Millennium items, and each one contains a spirit, supposedly from ancient Egypt (the sorcery of Pharaoh, anyone?). The spirits all are great players, but they will do anything, and I mean ANYTHING, to win. Yugi (the hero) was barely able to keep his spirit from pushing his opponent of a cliff (the only way he could win; he went into shock after realizing what almost happened).
I would not recommend this to anyone who hates Pokémon, Magic, or demonic possession. Oh, as an afterthought, there’s a bit of “soul-stealing” involved too, thanks to the spirits of the Millennium items.