TV's Moral Philosophy

Andrew Heard
Exploring the moral and ethical concepts involved in bringing TV and other mediums to life.
Created 04 Feb 2021
  • Riverdale Season 5 Review: Dealing with Death
    04 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Riverdale has a lot of death. It's one of the defining features of the show, mainly because of the format. The entire show was premised on the idea of the death of one of their residents, Jason Blosso...
  • Spider-man: Coming Home and Going New Places
    29 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Home is where the heart is, or so they say. It's supposed to be the place where you feel comfortable and relax about things going on in the outside world. Over the past year, this is something people ...
  • Stargirl Season 2 review: Eclipso, Sin, Guilt and Missing the Mark
    24 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Guilt is a powerful emotion. If you do something wrong, particularly if you're the one who thinks you did something wrong, it is probably going to be one of the first things you feel after it happens....
  • Why Going Full Out Is The Best Way To Handle Pain
    22 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    We all experience some form of pain in our lives. Whether it's emotional or physical or in the worst cases both, it will happen to you eventually. Even if you dedicate yourself to being the most well ...
  • Superman & Lois Season 1 review: The Power of Family
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Everyone needs family sometimes. When things get too serious, you need someone to turn to who will keep you safe. The kind of person or people you can count on not to turn your back, no matter what yo...
  • What The Republic of Sarah Says About Building a Nation
    15 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    We all have our limits. There are lines we don't cross. Places we won't go. Ideas that are just completely off limits no matter what we might be offered. One of the things which has been revealed over...
  • Brightburn Review: Creating Fear out of Hope
    08 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 3 2
    What is the difference between fear and hope? For a lot of people, this would seem obvious and not worthy of consideration. Fear is bad and hope is good. When people give into fear, it creates divisio...
  • Warrior Nun and Belief as a Weapon
    01 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Belief is a powerful thing. There's no telling what people are willing to do in defence of their beliefs. Entire wars have been fought over what you're allowed to believe and whether a belief is right...
  • Karate Kid and the Building of a Hero
    25 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Everybody loves a good hero. Movies are great at this. Within two hours you can see the entire transformation of an ordinary person into a powerful protector of the people. The kind of person people c...
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the Cyclical Nature of History
    18 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 2
    History doesn't repeat itself, but it often rhymes. This quote has often stuck with me in regards to how history plays out. Things don't always stay the same. When faced with a similar scenario, diffe...
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