Andrew Clem home
Andrew Clem banner

Blog post

Monthly archives
(all categories)

January 24, 2006 [LINK]

"Book of Daniel" is axed

I've only seen two episodes of NBC's controversial new comedy-drama "The Book of Daniel," so I must confess a little disappointment that it has already been cancelled. Aidan Quinn, who has played a variety of interesting movie roles, usually as a man with strong ethics who perseveres over difficulties, was well cast as the Episcopal priest, and his imagined conversations with Jesus were a clever plot device. (I didn't like the flippant attitude of the Jesus character, however.) The other members of the dysfunctional family struck me as a bizarre caricature of the American WASP mainstream. I was kind of hoping there would be a guest appearance by Dana Carvey, who lampooned stodgy mainstream Christianity as "the Church Lady." The show has its own blog, whose host is the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. I guess they believe in the saying "there is no such thing as bd publicity." For more commentary, see The Waffling Anglican (via Phil Faranda).

Posted (or last updated or commented upon): 24 Jan 2006, 7: 14 PM

(unformatted URL)

This post is over a week old, so comments are closed.

© Andrew G. Clem. All rights reserved. Your use of this material signifies your acceptance of the Terms of use.

Hits on this page (single blog post) since July 2, 2007:

Category archives:
(all years)

This (or that) year's
blog highlights

Blog highlights have been compiled for the years 2010-2012 thus far, and eventually will be compiled for earlier years, back to 2002.


The "home made" blog organization system that I created was instituted on November 1, 2004, followed by several functional enhancements in subsequent years. I make no more than one blog post per day on any one category, so some posts may cover multiple news items or issues. Blog posts appear in the following (reverse alphabetical) order, which may differ from the chronological order in which the posts were originally made:

  1. Wild birds (LAST)
  2. War
  3. Science & Technology
  4. Politics
  5. Latin America
  6. Culture & Travel
  7. Canaries ("Home birds")
  8. Baseball (FIRST)