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Thursday, March 06, 2008

It's Official - I'm an Eli Stone Fan

Yes, yes I realize this quirky Thursday night TV show's idea of the supernatural and deity is not totally Christian. (The acupuncturist who serves as a counselor to the star of the series mixes mention of biblical prophets like Moses with a sprinkling from a Mayan legend, etc.) And I realize some of the causes the young lawyer Eli Stone represents are of the "politically correct" variety. But sometimes (sometimes) politically correct is also biblically correct. The two are not always mutually exclusive.

Christ followers can identify with this new show because it speaks of the human need of realizing that there is a plan for each of our lives that is higher than what we can comprehend without Divine guidance. I'm also impressed with the court cases Stone now takes after his brain aneurysm. Instead of being concerned solely about being a "rainmaker" (courting the cases that bring in the big bucks for his firm) Stone is now interested in helping the underdog because of the visions he receives.

To me, this show, which appeared as a mid-season replacement right after the return episode of LOST, entertains in a way that also makes a point - a worthwhile point.

It's touching that Stone looks back and understands his father's idiosyncrasies better now that he is a man grappling with the vagaries of life himself.

Like all TV series that stand out, this show mixes exceptionally creative writing, stories from the headlines, and interactive characters that represent people we all work with.

And, oh yeah, I dig the songs and the wacky way music is used to introduce important (and spiritual) truth to Stone.


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