With 2021 coming to a close, it is time for us to choose what the best entertainment of the year was. And just as the Academy Awards have their "Oscars", so too the Catholic Skywalker Awards have their "Kal-El's"
To reiterate: the reasons for choosing a Superman statue as it's award, and not something from Star Wars are 3-fold:
1. The Catholic Skywalker Awards will cover movies, television, and comic books. Superman is an icon for all three.
2. The pose he has here, revealing his inner hero, is symbolic of the revelation of truth and beauty that we should find in all good art.
3. It's a statue I actually own, so I can use this photo on my blog.
There are a lot of wonderful (so I'm told) programs out there that, unfortunately, time has not permitted me to see such as The Witcher or The Wheel of Time.
|The Good Place|
-Locke and Key
-This Is Us
This show is a fantastic blend of inane workplace politics and goofy absurdity; it's almost like The Office and Community had a love child.
Mythic Quest fills their show with over-the-top personalities, but always infuses them with just enough humanity to keep them grounded. The show takes you behind the scenes of a massive multiplayer online video game. Rather than the show being something insular that only gamers could appreciate, the setting is a medium to explore all kinds of different human relationships. The writing also reminds of Arrested Development in that it takes these very unlikeable characters and puts them in situations where their humor and depth can be seen. And just when you start to sympathize with them too much, their horrible flaws come to the surface, but not enough to repel you completely. It is such an odd and tense dance, but somehow they are able to make it work.
One of the things I really like about this show is how it handles social issues. Rather than taking a simple side and then preaching, the show delves into the issue to mine it for comedy while making fun of all sides.
All the while, you begin to connect to these characters and the humor becomes more pronounced once you really get to know them.
William Zabka - Cobra Kai
Mekia Cox– The Rookie