Maureen Ryan: 'Cult' Vs. 'Zero Hour': Can You Tell Them Apart?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Television fans, we've been doing things all wrong.
When we prioritize what we want to watch, we've asked ourselves: Is this show entertaining? Is it thought-provoking? Is it funny? Is it surprising, suspenseful or reassuring? Will my life be a little richer for having seen it?
All along, we should have been asking this question: Does this show have Nazi babies?
I have to think that's the question that motivated the creators of "Zero Hour" (Thursdays, 8 p.m. ET on ABC), at least in part. They looked at the television landscape and saw families, zombies, doctors, werewolves and cops, and said, "Where are the Nazi babies?"
Where indeed? Not satisfied with granting our unspoken wish for adorable children with strange eyes who were created for nefarious purposes by the Third Reich, "Zero Hour" also featured lots of other weird stuff, including angry old men and a frozen Nazi Anthony Edwards. That's a phrase I didn't think I'd ever write.
In any event, "Cult
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