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Bullsith
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I decided to give The Orville a look after seeing how much Rotten Tomatoes critics hated it and I have fallen in love with the show. One thing I find fascinating about it is that I found the show during a time in which I have become absolutely frustrated with politics in media, yet the show routinely engages in cultural and political commentary. What I like about the show is that it doesn't seem to push certain views or messages, it just presents a scenario and does it's best represent both sides without telling the viewer which side they should be in agreement with. In other words, it gets me *to* think, but doesn't tell me *how* to think.

Any other Orville fans on here? Anyone else have a similar experience to this?

P.S. this is my first post since signing up yesterday, so hello everyone! 

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Posted : 16/03/2019 1:56 am
Slithering Peanut
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The problem is the Orville's stance that Atheism is clearly the superiour choice of religions (and yes, it is a religion, it has a belief system that's rather rigid) every other choice (Like the Krill) is objectively bad,which is completely wrong because it ignores that most of Western morality and legal code is based on Christianity.  ALL OF IT.  From don't covet your neighbour's wife, to murder is wrong to the American prudishness when it comes to sex.  All of it, every single legal code we have on the books, both Canadian and American (as I am Canadian) is, as I said, Christian.

Oh, and the other issue I have with the show is that it took two seasons to even try and be science fiction.  All the other episodes are so interchangeably dramedies with space ship wrapping.  But it's still a fun romp, nonetheless, as long as you know where it's bias is.

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Posted : 16/03/2019 4:13 am
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