Pop Culture Analysis

We love to watch TV, films, and documentaries. Since we never turn off our brains, we spend a lot of time finding lessons in our favorite art forms so that we can share them with our viewers. Here's a roundup of where you can find our pop culture conversation starters.


The Handmaid's Tale

We're captivated and infuriated by Hulu's award winning adaptation of Margaret Atwood's master work The Handmaid's Tale.


As Dr. Hinson is an expert in experiences of imprisonment and Dr. Donnelly is an expert in religion and women, this show is a perfect blend of The Good Doctors' brains.


We've gone episode by episode, so put the kettle on and settle in. See you over on YouTube!

What people are saying ...

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Can't tell you how much your weekly analyses of this series have meant; you've annotated each episode with extraordinary historical/anthropological (and Christian doctrine-specific) facts, and taught me so much. Abbey Research has truly raised the bar in the post-show dialog.

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I watch several re-cappers and this channel really stands out. To have the social and religious aspects pointed out and explained adds a lot of depth to the story ... There's also a certain irony in two intelligent and educated women discussing the show that is really enjoyable. Thank you for your reviews, they are appreciated.

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A complex analysis of this season, examining the many nooks and crannies. Much gratitude. This discussion is especially illuminating, added to all of the others, which are the best ones available to the fan base.

The Crown 

Netflix's The Crown is a gorgeous piece of drama - but does it do justice to the woman herself?


Join us as we discuss episode by episode the events covered in the show.


The show also gives us a great chance to talk about all the issues facing women in positions of leadership. 

What people are saying ...

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I'm rewatching this series so I can follow along with your videos. Enjoy your discussions. 

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I am here with you again! This series is absolutely fascinating. Per normal I missed a lot of the nuanced moments, but thank goodness for you both.

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I stopped watching the show in the second episode, and yet I keep watching the recaps here. 

Online Streaming Content

This playlist covers a whole host of pop culture content. Filling in time between our regular shows - we found sitcoms, dramas, films, and documentaries of interest. 


We talk about pretty much anything you can find on an online streaming service.


Head on over for reviews of Hulu's Shrill and a bouquet of Netflix's offerings including Derry Girls, Dumplin', and Atypical!


Join us in Fall 2019 when we add Netflix's GLOW and much more!

What people are saying ...

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I just saw "Derry Girls" yesterday on Netflix and loved it. Thank you for explaining about the conflict. My husband assumed it was a religious war. 

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A fascinating review of our Netflix documentary "ReMastered - The Miami Showband Massacre" by #TheGoodDoctors and well worth watching. 

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GLOW is Amazing.  Lovely to see the Good Doctors reviewing something that isn`t just a slog through (gorgeously shot) distilled human misery for a change!  Looking Very Much Forward to this series.

Hallmark Christmas Movies

Predictable, yes. Delightful, usually.


We are fans of happily ever afters here at Abbey Research, so we've decided to chat about one of America's biggest collections of them - Hallmark Holiday Movies!


Join The Good Doctors as we lovingly snark on the insane amounts of garland, empty coffee cups, cringy dialogue, and swoony kisses.


More movies coming in Fall/Winter 2019!

What people are saying ...

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Can't wait for the videos about Hallmark movies!!

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I'm looking forward to the Christmas movies. I'm excited to hear your take on the most traditional of the holiday films, particularly the Christmas Carol, and how women have been historically been portrayed in our holiday myths.

Pride Month Movies 

In celebration of Pride Month 2019 (June), we chose 5 films from the LGBTQ+ genre to talk about all Queer related issues.


From diverse representation to the history of AIDS, homophobia, and rock music - we've got it all!


We even added a special video comparing visibility of Queer people on recent TV shows and movies!


Celebrate Pride any time and check out our thoughts!

Dietland

Who doesn't love a dystopian reality with radical, violent feminists?


We put on our academic hats to talk about AMC's 1-Season show Dietland (which we found on Amazon Prime).


The show gave us room to talk about feminism, sizism, harassment and bias, body image, and a whole range of gender-based topics.


The show was a bit of a mess, but it gave us a lot to talk about!

What people are saying ...

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How can I watch the same shows as you and never pick up on the super important plot lines?! This is why I love your channel. I always learn so much and it makes me think, which I love!

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