Anyone else catch this new mid-season show? Several stations have chosen not to show it, because they feel it's controversial. A (bad) semi-recap of the season premiere follows...
It's about a pill-popping Episcopal priest. Jesus talks to him. His wife drinks martinis all day, one son is gay (but not fully "out"), one son is adopted and having an intense relationship, and the daughter got caught selling (but not taking) drugs. The priest's father is a Bishop, who's stepping out with another Bishop (female) and the priest's mother (Bishop's wife) has Alzheimer's. The priest's brother-in-law ran off with over $3 million of the church's money (to build a new school) and the priest involves a Catholic priest (with mob ties) to recover the money.
That's just a BIT of what happened. I'll say this for it, it was certainly full of plot-lines. I'll watch it again, as I like the lead character, Aidan Quinn.
Apparently some Christians were up in arms about it, saying that the show wouldn't make it to the air if it were any other religion, and why did Christians have to be portrayed as such? As a Christian myself, I have no problem with the show, as I don't think anyone is perfect, and people of ALL religions (and the non-religious as well) have a variety of problems.