If you are burnt out on the same idea playing out on television series after television series and want something new and refreshing, I suggest PLANT. It has all of the entertainment and laughs that you're looking for. Having a bad day? Check out PLANT. I'm sure Rev. Todd Lawn and Tammy Lawn would be supportive of this suggestion to spread their message to as many viewers as possible!
So, I will say I had no idea what to expect from a series named “Plant.” The first image that comes to mind is a giant plant monster from Little Shop of Horrors, but hey, that’s another character from another production. PLANT is definitely a title that makes you curious. What could PLANT be about? Well, if you put Parks and Recreation, a Christian church with passionate people and a bunch of craziness together, you’ve got it!
PLANT Season 2: The Second Coming is not what I expected. At first, I thought with all of the passionate religious preaching and the satire, I’d have to start dodging lightning! PLANT went beyond my expectations. The series is about two well meaning people at a Christian church. A pastor, Rev. Todd Lawn (Lynn Berg) and his wife Tammy Lawn (Liz Days), as they try to spread the word of God to as many people as possible in New York City. Apparently, the church is also caught in the middle of a sticky situation with crime. A man named Chad (David Sitler) and the church treasurer, Gwendolyn Jones (Susannah Jones) used to work together before he was arrested. Now he’s back and wants his money. It’s not what you immediately think of when you think of a series about a church.
This series makes it entertaining and real while poking a bit of fun at all of the different stereotypes of people that make up the church. They poke fun at the Christian stereotype of being perfect, no fun and pretty negative about certain things in life while also having an honest take on it. No one is perfect. These characters in PLANT aren’t perfect Christians. They are fun, well meaning people.
PLANT is a satiric comedy series created/directed by Andrew Nielson, co-written by Nielson and David Lavine. It is definitely a way of forming a middle ground rather than making it all about making fun of Christian church stereotypes. It felt balanced. They aren’t shining a giant light on the fact they are poking a bit of fun here and there. They are just letting these characters in crazy situations play themselves out. The characters have some depth. You get an honest look at these people as they are trying to get a church to be successful in New York City starting from nothing and working their way up. It’s not an easy thing to do.
This series definitely surprised me by taking something that can be controversial and turning it into something fun. I laughed quite a bit while watching this series. When I said it felt honest and real, I meant it. There are times where things are just a bit exaggerated though for the sake of the stereotype. For example, Todd and Tammy’s son, Matthew Lawn (Stephan Amenta.) is quite immature for his age. Even though he seems old enough to be an adult, he’s still being treated as a small child by his parents and is kept sheltered from the real world. I guess in some cases out there in the world, it might not be such an exaggeration. No judging here. Just sayin’.
This series might remind you of someone you know or a church you went to/are going to at the moment. Maybe it will bring back all of those memories! The cast did an excellent job at making these characters so realistic to the point where you would think you’d probably run into them at some point walking down the street. All of the hard work put into this series has made it a successful project.
If you are burnt out on the same idea playing out on television series after television series and want something new and refreshing, I suggest PLANT. It has all of the entertainment and laughs that you’re looking for. Having a bad day? Check out PLANT. I’m sure Rev. Todd Lawn and Tammy Lawn would be supportive of this suggestion to spread their message to as many viewers as possible!
Here’s the first episode of PLANT Season 2: The Second Coming:
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OFFICIAL WEBSITE: www.plantwebseries.com