So, my three favorite TV shows ever are all, weirdly, Catholic:
1. The Golden Girls, 2. M*A*S*H, 3. The X-Files. It's not that the shows represent Catholics (though they do - the Petrillos, Father Mulcahey and Sculathon) or that they are made by Catholics. It's that the fictional world, and, possibly, the viewers participation in the fictional world depends in each case, on a particular kind of belief or faith. A belief in 1. a "cultural" Catholicism, but not god on the Golden Girls 2. an "ethical" Catholicism, but not god, on MASH 3. god, the trinity, the devil and pretty much everything and anything, for the X-Files. Eh. I'm not sure about the Catholicisms, but I think belief, faith and popular serial fiction might lead somewhere . . .