Some Christian groups were up in arms over NBC's new show The Book of Daniel, so naturally I checked it out. It's only been on three weeks, but it was shaping up to be a good series. It had a dash of Six Feet Under, a smidgen of Joan of Arcadia, with great actors and snappy writing. A good start. Jesus came off really well and the humans came off as, well, human so obviously the Christians hated it, sight unseen. OK, so the show stars Aidan Quinn as a Vicodin addicted priest with a gay son that he loves unconditionally. Isn't that whole unconditional love thing pretty Jesus-y? Anyway, machts nicht, because the show is cancelled. I think it had much less to do with any Christian boycott and much more to do with NBC burying it midseason on a very dead night. As my token of esteem for the show, I'm honoring Aidan Quinn on MEAT FRIDAY. Yeah, I'm definitely skewing/skewering older with my last few kabobs, but this man has had my attention since I saw his ass in Desperately Seeking Susan and then was transfixed by his his soulful eyes and soft voice as he played gay in An Early Frost (twenty years before today's actors are considered so brave for taking queer roles).
Oh, and if you're one of the tens of fans who was enjoying this show, they are airing the final episode, web only, tonight at 8 EST. Not sure how that's going to work.
Finally, in that second shot AQ is not at his best, but I loved the overly optimistic t-shirt so.