Hey guys! While this is a pretty busy time of year, I’m going to try my best to make time to write. Posts may be a little farther in between than usual, but I still plan on coming back and sharing my heart from time to time. : )
A couple months ago someone left a comment on my Stranger Things post asking if I would write more about pop-culture TV shows. I think this is a great idea, so if there are any TV shows, movies, or music you’d like me to talk about, I’d be glad to look into it!
Today we’re going to look at the big picture: pop-culture as a whole. The best things may not “pop” to mind! For me, I usually first think of TV shows. (Don’t ask me why!) When I hear girls talking about whatever show they’re currently into, I first wonder, Is this TV show even appropriate?
Sadly, the answer is oftentimes no.
A few months back I heard that a new Jumanji movie was coming out.
I visit Plugged In from time to time to read their reviews, and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was one of their latest posts. I quickly learned that it was NOT a movie I’d be watching!
But I knew that more likely than not, Christians would be flocking to the theatres to enjoy this new, updated, and quite distasteful Jumanji.
What kind of entertainment do you enjoy?
Are there certain scenes that make you cringe and turn away? Do you tune out a few words? Would you recommend it to a friend with a disclaimer to skip a few parts?
If Jesus were sitting right beside you, would you still turn it on?
I promise, I’m not writing this post to condemn anyone!
I don’t think all popular shows are bad or to be avoided. I’m sure you can clean some up just fine with a filter! I just want to write this post as a gentle warning- the TV shows that everyone’s raving about might not be what they seem.
3 Questions To Ask Yourself:
Is this show influencing me in a bad way?
Do you find yourself less effected by violence? Does swearing bother you less? Are worldly definitions of gender roles and feminism constantly being thrown at you?
Maybe it’s time to kiss that favorite TV show goodbye. Because really, you don’t need to allow a lifeless screen to pull you down!
Does this lift me up and inspire me?
I don’t understand crime shows at all. Some people find them entertaining, but I know I would be Miss Paranoia if I spent my time watching them. (Me: Is that guy behind the gas station a killer? Oh my goodness, I’m home alone, what was that noise? This is how it ends.)
For me, I don’t understand how shows like that can be uplifting and inspiring. Maybe you can watch them and be completely unaffected, but no matter what you choose to watch, does it impact you in a positive way?
Would I live like the characters in this series?
Sneaking around, lying, gossiping, disrespect, self-centeredness. Are these common themes in your favorite show? Granted, no one is perfect. Perfect characters would be unrealistic! But do these characters make lifestyle choices that go completely against what you’re striving for yourself?
So these were my random thoughts of the night! Thank you for taking the time to read it, and have a great start of your week!
(Also, feel free to leave a comment with any types of pop culture entertainment you’d like for me to write about!)