Once again there is a new hit TV show dealing with supernatural creatures. In this instance, there are witches, werewolves and vampires living in a gated suburban community together with normal unsuspecting humans. I am curious to hear thoughts about whether or not Catholics ought to be viewing this program. I welcome all opinions, because as a new Catholic, I am trying to get a feel for how other, more mature Catholic formulate their opinions about which TV shows are appropriate for Christian viewing and which aren’t, and why.
One thing that I have noticed about these supernatural creature stories is how it is a perversion of God’s salvation plan for man. We humans have been offered a share in divine life, if we eat of the Body and drink of the Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In short, we humans are to eat the flesh of our God, and we are granted eternal life.
Conversely, in supernatural creature dramas, these gods (immortal creatures with supernatural powers) sustain their eternal life and superhuman strength only by preying upon humankind. So, here the gods eat the humans in order to remain immortal.
Of course, there are many other factors that come into play in determining the appropriateness of the subject matter of a TV show, etc. but this is just something that has been weighing on my mind as I see the proliferation of these kinds of shows.