Thinking about Religion in Pop on my twitter feed -- feel free to discuss it here. I may update the twitter feed later today if anything strikes me. The question on my mind is what makes some of these successful engagements, others superficial, and others just bad?
Buffy and Angel, The Last Airbender -- I feel like the fantasy context make these different but perhaps that is unfair.
Supreme. Didn't Kirby turn out to be God? Or am I thinking of another book?
Preacher. This was too ... something for me. Pandering? Juvenile? Were the religious themes interesting in the end?
Superman. In Returns he is Jesus, and the story is lame. In All Star he is our benevolent creator, always watching.
City of Angels, Touched by An Angel, Michael -- far too overt.
LOST. To early to call. Destiny? Egyptian mysticism? Angels? Time travel? I miss Mr. Eko's Christianity being in the mix.
Joan of Arcadia. I missed this but it strikes me as a more overtly Christian, less quirky version of Wonderfalls.
Wonderfalls. Mystical forces mature a disaffected 20 something into caring about, and helping, the world around her.
Quantum Leap. A satisfying reveal that Sam -- along with others -- has been a kind of angel, with a bittersweet ending.
Kings. A tricked out soap opera that avoids being accused of one by drawing on, and taking seriously, the Bible.
BSG. A literal Deus Ex Machina (I think I have to avoid saying more for for fear of spoilers).