Killer Serials: RECTIFY with Marjory Roth

November 12, 2017

A conversation about the Sundance Channel series, Rectify, with Presbyterian minister and chaplain, Marjory Roth.

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Killer Serials: RECTIFY with Garrett Bugg

November 12, 2017

A conversation about the Sundance Channel series, RECTIFY, with Rev. Garrett Bugg, pastor of Wycliffe Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, VA.

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Killer Serials: RECTIFY with Mark Reisinger

November 12, 2017

A conversation about the Sundance Channel series, RECTIFY, with Rev. Mark Reisinger, the Pastor of Beaver Memorial United Methodist Church in Lewisburg, PA.

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 10

June 14, 2017

It's finally here folks! The first season finale of The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on Hulu. Tony Jones and Ryan Parker unpack this brutal episode and discuss Elisabeth Moss and Ann Dowd's awards-worthy performances, the superpower of pregnancy, American refugees, and where they'd like to see the second season start off.

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 9

June 7, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on HULU. They talk about Offred's gamble, Ofwarren's disappointment, and their expectations for the finale and the start of the second season.

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 8

May 31, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker are back to discuss the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on Hulu. They talk about the nature of Captain Waterford's belief, the brothel as the truth that exposes the lie of Gilead, June's agency, and Nick's backstory. 

Check out Alan Levinovitz's review of The Benedict Option, which also sheds some light on the setting of this series: 

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 7

May 24, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker welcome special guest Hank Stuever, chief television critic for The Washington Post, to talk about the latest episode of The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on HULU. They discuss the TV critics' viewing conundrums, the state of television, and the new, male perspective on The Handmaid's Tale, along with the series' need for a stronger theological and religious foundation.

Be sure to check out all of Hank's work here.

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 6

May 17, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest (and possibly definitive!) episode of THE HANDMAID'S TALE, now streaming on HULU. Be prepared for Tony's hot takes! They talk about Moss' award-worthy performance, utilitariansim vs. Puritansim, and comparisons between Gilead and present day United States. 

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Killer Serials: THE HANDMAID’S TALE, Ep. 5

May 10, 2017

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker welcome Danielle Shroyer to this week's episode of Killer Serials. They discuss episode 5 of THE HANDMAID'S TALE, now streaming on HULU. They talk about watching the series from a woman's perspective, the possibility of a better world for all, and women's magazines.

Danielle is the author of Original Blessing: Putting Sin in Its Rightful Place (Fortress Press), Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminations on the Lord's Prayer in the Holy Land (Paraclete), and The Boundary-Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise (Jossey-Bass) and speaks often on issues of theology, church leadership, and emerging communities of faith. Danielle lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas.

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