Candorville by Darrin Bell


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  1. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    And just WHEN have you SEEN a family TV show on Network TV like Michael Landon starred in like Little House on the Prairie or Highway To Heaven lately? Been FAR too long! Now it’s just reality TV and the Kardashians…

  2. wdpeck

    wdpeck said, over 3 years ago

    That’s how Lemont keeps what’s left of his sanity – Trek reruns.

  3. Christopher Shea

    Christopher Shea said, over 3 years ago

    This would, of course, be the same Hollywood that made The Ten Commandments. And The Passion of the Christ. And Prince of Egypt. And The Greatest Story Ever Told. And Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming Noah movie. But yes, yes, it’s totally shocking that shows and movies based on the Bible do well.

  4. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 3 years ago


    I used to be quite happy that I had channels like TLC, The Discovery Channel and the History channel as a refuge from all the reality crap invading the air waves. Now they too have gone to the dark side of programming. How I miss shows like Bill Nye the Science Guy and for good drama how about Master Piece Theater?

  5. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    There’s PLENTY of good material to watch on tv. Excellent, even. The fact that they’re produced with such care and with such quality is absolutely a reflection of the good taste of the audience. Which, by the way, has become more sophisticated since the days of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE. The fact that the Kardashians, for example, are so popular is sad indeed, but their appeal crosses several demographics – from people who think a family of human magpies gives their lives meaning to those who find entertainment in watching human train wrecks. That THE BIBLE is popular isn’t at all surprising within that same context – people are watching it for a variety of reasons, including (but not limited to) religious faith.

  6. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 3 years ago

    Wait! Wait! I’ve got it! The best reality show concept EVER. The Kardashians in Saudi Arabia.

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 3 years ago

    DeMille theology, but questionable Christian theology. He was only in it for the money and you can’t serve both.

  8. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    actual shows with and entertaining plot line are expensive to write. much easier to put someone who thinks they should be famous in front of the camera and let them make fools of themselves and by extension America.

  9. Habogee

    Habogee said, over 3 years ago

    The Bible is full of great stories. Whether you are one of the faithful or not. Drama and entertainment is all about great storytelling.

  10. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft said, over 3 years ago

    I’d like to read over Lamont’s shoulder.

  11. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Ah, most of the religious programs are produced by minor groups in Hollywood. A good example is Mel Gibson’s, The Passion of the Christ. So yes the Hollywood establishment and the media are shocked by the success of the types of programs.

  12. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, over 3 years ago


    Masterpiece Theater is still on & you can sign up for email updates. If you’re in LA, it’s not on KCET anymore, but we have 2-3 other Public TV channels. If you miss Bill Nye, join the Planetary Society. He’s the president.

  13. lmonteros

    lmonteros said, over 3 years ago

    I watched about 45 minutes of the first episode. Acting was good, writing was clumsy, Egyptians were European, and some of the finest stories were left out and some pretty silly fighting stuff put in. I have read the Bible straight through 7-8 times, so I know it’s light on dialog and things need to be filled in, but for heaven’s sake, couldn’t they find the quality of writers who filled in the dialog on the 1999 Pride & Prejudice?

  14. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 3 years ago


    Always the case. Once you’ve read the book, most times the screen version is a big disappointment.

  15. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    No wonder I don’t watch TV except for the news.

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