CMI on TV

by: Dylan Gwinn | Monday, August 10, 2015 - 8:58am

In this week’s episode of “I Am Cait,” Bruce Jenner decided to deliver a shot in the arm to his new show’s sagging ratings by talking about that most inspirational and up lifting of topics: Poverty rates and sex trafficking among transgenders!

In an episode titled “The Road Trip: Part 2,” Jenner spends the opening moments of the show in a meeting with a bunch of other transgenders, and a lawyer from the Human Rights Campaign named Amanda Gill. Yet, this is no ordinary meeting. Watch the clip carefully, specifically after Gill drops her line that trangenders have a poverty rate four times higher than the national average.

    

>> Angelica: A lot of people who want to be seen as heroes and want to,...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 1:27pm

It’s been kind of a rough couple millennia for Christians in the Middle East. Whether faced with persecution from Jews, Romans, Palestinians, Syrians, Egyptians, Iraqis, or ISIS, the common denominator has always been Christians remaining strong and showing unbelievable courage, but pretty much living in a world where everyone and everything tries to kill them.

Enter FX’s series, Tyrant. Tuesday night’s episode, titled Fathers and Sons, provided us with a pleasant departure from the historical Middle Eastern norm. In other words, this time the terrorists are the ones who get blown up.

In this scene “Khalid” aka Barry Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) leads of a band of fighters called The Red Hand, who oppose the terrorists. As he hides on a roof top with his soldier, waiting for the terrorists who are coming to kidnap Christian families to arrive so he can blow them up, Khalid and his soldier have a really cool heart-to-...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Thursday, August 6, 2015 - 7:59am

The struggles that immigrant/refugee families face upon arrival in our land of opportunity are manifold. Meager beginnings, language barriers, overcrowded neighborhoods, famine, disease, and having to navigate the art industry’s treacherous web of itemized deductions and adjusted gross income calculations.

Wait, what?

Oh, yes. On last night’s episode of USA’s Mr. Robot, an episode titled “eps1.6v1ew-s0urce.flv” (don’t ask. It’s a computer/hacking show), our two millennial revolutionary wannabes Darlene (Carly Chaikin) and Trenton (Sunita Mani) meet on a lush college campus field, where they discuss why their revolution aimed at overthrowing the U.S. financial system means so much to them.

>> My parents were born in Iran. They came here like everybody else, for freedom, but my dad works 60-hour weeks to...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Monday, August 3, 2015 - 7:54am

Just like the Christian groups that liberals so revile, the ones that provide therapy for young people to change them from gay to straight, the reality show “I Am Cait” provides conversion therapy designed to turn Bruce Jenner into a Liberal, instead of just accepting him for who he really is. Such was obvious on Sunday night’s episode of Jenner’s new reality series, an episode titled, “The Road Trip: Part 1.”

About halfway through the episode, Jenner proceeded to commit the Cardinal Sin of liberalism by suggesting that homeless and unemployed kids should get a job:

                     

>> Caitlyn: I'm sure you've heard a lot of stories.

>> Chandi: I've heard plenty of stories....

by: Alexa Moutevelis Coombs | Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 11:56pm

Trouble in paradise! ABC's "Mistresses" has been pushing polygamy and polyamory lately, but in the most recent episode, titled "Murder She Wrote," they discover three person relationships are hard!

In this scene, Alec and Vivian (who are married to each other) are fighting about the fact that Alec didn't tell her he had sex alone with Karen (who is the third person in their polyamory relationship) while Vivian was away.

Watch:

-Vivian: ...I knew you would immediately become defensive.
-Alec: I'm not defensive. I'm angry.
Karen: I understand why you're upset.
-A: And for the record, I wouldn't be angry if you'd at least come to me first. Aren't I at least owed that?
-V: But you were the one who made the decision to lie to me.
...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 11:37pm

Given our dire need for subject matter far less ghoulish than what we have been subjected to this week, I present to you with this humorous scene from tonight’s episode, titled Ejecta, of CBS’ “Under the Dome.” Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) and ‘Big Jim’ (Dean Norris) provide us with proof that there are still Hollywood writers willing to take shots at liberals.

-That all you got? You got to put your gut into it. Indy!

-He's a dog; he can hear us. I'm trying not to scare him away.

-Indy's not a liberal. He doesn't get scared of everything.

-Indy! Indy!

by: Dylan Gwinn | Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 8:49am

Fireworks flew early and often on this week's episode "All the Trimmings" on ABC Family’s “Becoming Us,” as Carly’s ex-wife ("Carly" self-identifies as a woman, but is a man who used to be named Charlie) committed that most unforgiveable of sins: reminding Carly that he is a parent with actual, real-life responsibilities. Predictably, this did not end well.

- You look kinda cranky.

- I'm not cranky.

- Are you sure?

- Yeah. Thanks for coming.

- Sure. You have some lipstick right on top. What's up, am I in trouble?

- You sent me a text message last week and quite frankly, I'm pretty furious about it.

- Okay, well this'll be fun.

- And... You're about to go off to Arizona.

- Arizona, yeah....

by: Dylan Gwinn | Monday, July 27, 2015 - 8:54am

I mistakenly tuned in to the premier episode of “I Am Cait” thinking that the show was about a transgender guy. Instead, I saw a show about a 65 year old guy who likes to wear Atelier Versace.

This point crystallized in a scene just over halfway through the show, when Jenner sits down for a heart-to-heart with his mother, Esther. The conversation intended to highlight change. Instead, it did just the opposite:

>> Esther: The problem before with you and I, I... I'm guessing this-- you felt uncomfortable with me. We would see each other, and it was like you wanted to get away.

>> Caitlyn: At that point in my life, I was very much an isolationist. I would isolate myself from the world on many, many, many, many occasions. 'Cause I never felt like I fit in anywhere. I didn't fit in with the male side, I didn't fit in with the female side....

by: Dylan Gwinn | Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:14am

It seems abundantly clear now that the CBS series ‘Zoo’ has, among other annoying goals, at least one chief aim: to thoroughly and completely denigrate hunters.

The show, which follows a team of scientists as they try to find out why animals are launching coordinated, deadly attacks on humans, has in the last 3 weeks glorified the murder of a hunter, boasted about disrupting a hunter’s opportunity to shoot a black rhino, and called hunters murderers. Last night's episode "Pack Mentality" was no different.

So it should come as no surprise that when Abraham (Nonso Anozie) and Mitch (Billy Burke) visit a Mississippi hunting store for trap gear to capture one of the wolves that attacked and destroyed the Mississippi State Penitentiary, things got...

by: Dylan Gwinn | Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 3:04pm

The Catholic Church found itself sitting squarely in the sights of the hour long leftist infomercial known as ABC Family's “The Fosters.” In last night’s episode, "Faith, Hope, Love," Mariana Foster (Cierra Ramirez) gets an invitation from her birth mother to be a Godmother to her infant half-sister. Get all that?

Mariana is super-excited about being a Godmother. But when she tells her moms that she herself must be baptized first, (she has two lesbian mothers who are her adoptive parents, for those of you just joining us) they’re mortified. Mariana tells them that her birth family said she would go to hell if she wasn’t baptized. Appalled at the idea that their adopted daughter would join the ranks of the evil, intolerant, gay-hating Catholics, and outraged that they would threaten confinement to Hades if she didn’t go along, they forbid her from joining the Church.

Which sets up this little exchange when the lesbian...