The Leftovers is a HBO series based on the book of the same name. It’s a radical take on the Christian concept of ‘rapture’ as it explores the aftermath of a similar event. It’s quite depressing & frustrating overall but certainly the portrayal of the cult group Guilty Remnant is the perfect encapsulation of how extreme Christian groups work - the arrogance, the self-righteousness & lack of love & concern, all in the name of God is rather spot-on. Four episodes in, it ain’t easy viewing but worth the annoyance. Just about.
Biggest UK hits from ‘79
Ian Dury & the Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Concerning MDA’s ban on the latest Archie Comic for depicting same sex marriage - did MDA also ban Astonishing X-Men #51 for a similar depiction? If not, why the inconsistency? So, does MDA allow gay characters to be depicted in pop culture? Perhaps only if they are not depicted as doing normal human things like falling in love, getting married, having families etc OR maybe this is limited to comic books only, which is still consider a children’s medium. Who the hell knows?
Currently vogue in super hero comics - turn heroes into villains. In AvX, it was Cyclops being imbued with the Phoenix force, now in Original Sin, Nick Fury is revealed to be the big bad wolf… and yes, Alan Moore was ahead of the curve years ago when he made Ozymandias the villain in Watchmen. Ho hum.