Yet another song or TV show I've never seen. Sometimes I feel like an absolute relic
. Over the weekend, nobody believed that we (our family) hadn't seen "Big Bang Theory". I had no idea what it was. They started bouncing off all these shows we must
have seen (and have not).
I do watch Downton Abbey. And I've watched a few others (names escape me now), and I thought I was quite the rebel for that, but apparently people turn on a TV and watch everything. ???
We don't, and Downton is just for us adults (and even that has plummeted in quality, but I don't want to spoil anyone who might not have seen the 4th series yet).
On recommendation though, I tried "The Waltons" on TV Land or ABC Family. I could get past only a few episodes, and although parts were cute (I liked the grandfather), the mom on that show wears the pants in the family, clearly. I was told I didn't try enough episodes, but the ones I tried were horrible! The dad refused to get Baptised
. Stupidly, I thought there was going to be a scene where this dad "outed" the Baptist man who was yelling at the parish for no reason at all, who I had believed was the antagonist. (I'm serious. If that is a typical Baptist service, with people sitting and sleeping in a town hall as they're yelled at to get "saved", to a crowd who has surely been "saved" over and over again, what else do they do? Do they pray? Ever?) I had reason to believe the dad and his sons were going to have an epiphany and convert, though, because the dad walked out, and I cheered him on.
The conclusion wasn't
that Baptists were misguided, and the dad knew it because of the Bible. Oh no: the conclusion was that this dad thought God should take him "as is", without Baptism and rules,
and he figured he was a mighty fine man as is. And the mom (the resolution of this "story") said, "Yes, you may be right; you are a good man. Maybe God doesn't need you to be Baptised."
It was the worst filth I'd seen...
I almost kicked my TV! And that show
was filmed in the early days of TV, I'd guess. You ought to try a few episodes and see how it compares to this Reba woman. They sound about the same regarding feminism, only the Waltons is older. If you could only see how they portrayed "a church service" —no, nevermind. It's shocking, terrible, and I'm not going to suggest anyone watch it.
So I've got to ask, is the song "Is there life out there" referring to aliens? (Curiosity is peaked now.) I don't want to watch the video; I'll take your word for it being base.