By: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
HOLLYWOOD, CA — It has become a norm’ to see gay couples, gay characters with their own plots in network and cable television shows across the spectrum over the past 10 years but now some conservatives are up in arms at the direction NBC television is going with their new show Midnight, Texas which is based on the book series of the same name, by author Charlaine Harris who is also the author of True Blood and stars François Arnaud, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Arielle Kebbel, Jason Lewis, Peter Mensah, Sarah Ramos, and Yul Vázquez.
Why you ask? Well it seems that the producers of the show have gone down the path of adding Christianity into their story line by including two fallen angels into the plot but that is not what is angering some conservatives. It is the fact that these two fallen angels are a gay and not only that, they are a couple as shown in the latest episode where Joe played by Jason Lewis and Chuy played by Bernardo Saracino, kissed for the first time.
Now it wasn’t a surprise because the last few episodes had been leaning toward this story line developing but the outrage from some in the conservative sites are outraged. (Watch Episode)
However we must remember that the show centers around your fantasy town filled with supernatural creatures, spirts, vampires, witches and fallen angels. It isn’t a new plot in any way except that network television is copying what paid cable premium channels have been doing for more than 20 years.
Now here is the kicker! The show’s ratings from the episode of the fallen angels first kiss was the largest ratings gainer for the series so far:
Air Date Episode Demo Change (millions) Change
Premier Date 01-01 0.90 0.00 3.571 0.00
07/31/2017 01-02 0.80 -11.11% 3.286 -7.98%
08/07/2017 01-03 0.80 0.00% 3.062 -6.82%
08/14/2017 01-04 0.80 0.00% 3.214 4.96%
You can watch Midnight,Texas Mondays at 10/9c on NBC. Check your local listings.
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