From ABC (Always Bash Catholics) a new show – “The Real O’Neals”.
A contemporary take on a seemingly perfect Catholic family, whose lives take an unexpected turn when surprising truths are revealed. Instead of ruining their family, the honesty triggers a new, messier chapter where everyone stops pretending to be perfect and actually starts being real.
When I saw this yesterday on The Deacon’s Bench I didn’t pay it much attention. I figured it was par for the course. Today I noticed he updated with this.
One or two readers have wondered what I think about all this. I think the trailer speaks for itself.
But if you need me to be more explicit: this is beyond hateful. It’s repugnant. It’s bigotry masquerading as comedy.
That something like this can work its way through the production process, and get approved, and find a time slot, and be endorsed by the likes of Robert Iger and the suits at one of the most powerful and influential media enterprises on earth is horrifying. A generation ago, it would have been
Well since Deacon Greg Kandra does not tend to be hyperbolic I finally did look at the video.
In some ways it did not surprise me. I knew beforehand that it would be mandatory that one of the children be “gay”. After watching it I was suprised that the daughter didn’t have an abortion in the trailer. Maybe that is episode two. I am not one going around looking for things to be offended about, but wow is this show repugnant. Besides if you are going to make a anti-Catholic family comedy I desire that it at least be funny.
I remember ABC also had the television show “Nothing Sacred” which aired in 1997–1998, won several awards, and was canceled before the season was over. It was about an “irreverent priest who questions the existence of God, feels lust in his heart, and touches people’s souls.” Rather tame compared to “The Real O’Neals”.