The Bear (S1): The Most Loving Show on Television

The Bear Season 1 Review on Christian Movie Podcast Cinematic Doctrine Popcorn Theology

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Melvin & Dan put on some no-slips and get to work talking about The Bear! Corner!


  • (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 37-minutes of various topics: She-Hulk Episode 1 Twitter response, Warner Bros. can only afford to release two movies this year, and that nonsensical MoviePass revival (PATREON EXCLUSIVE) 
  • The Bear is mercifully efficient and accurately represents kitchen work. 
  • Melvin feels The Bear‘s realistic depiction of work-space experience and people relationships might actually so relatable that it becomes difficult to watch. 
  • Daniel has worked with coworkers just like some of the characters in The Bear.
  • Melvin has an affinity and yearning for structure, so seeing a healthy and positive depiction of work and hierarchy in The Bear is greatly appreciated.
  • Melvin jokingly says, “This is the most loving show I’ve seen… and I’ve seen The Chosen!” which heads into a retrospective on how Melvin & Dan have grown less fond of The Chosen since reviewing it in 2021.
  • Talking about what makes Richard such a great, compelling character.
  • The Bear has a really understated and kind way of depicting redemption and change, two things that require strong perseverance.
  • Melvin kept thinking of both a Biblical and Cultural Christian perspective of The Bear‘s depiction of relationship strife and reconciliation, and how a Biblical approach to these issues will likely look different than a cultural Christian one.


Jeremy Allen White and Ebon Moss-Bachrach in FX The Bear

The Bear is Rated TV-MA. It features Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Liza Colón-Zayas, Edwin Lee Gibson, Jose M. Cervantes, Abby Elliot, and Matty Matheson. Created by Christopher Storer. The Bear is available on Hulu.

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Melvin Benson Cinematic Doctrine Christian Movie Podcast Host

Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!

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