‘PBS Idea Channel’ Explores Whether ‘Over The Garden Wall’ Is About Having Faith

PBS Idea Channel host Mike Rugnetta recently argued that the animated Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall is about having faith–specifically faith in the face of the impossible. Rugnetta turns to various ruminations by Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard to supplement his argument.

Wirt and Greg’s journey to find their way home through The Unknown makes for not just a great show, but a great exploration into the idea of FAITH in the face of fear. The show and its two central characters seem to perfectly illustrate cynicism and optimism. So what can we learn from the brothers (as well as Beatrice and their frog) about faith and facing the impossible?

Over the Garden Wall was created by Patrick McHale and was originally broadcast on Cartoon Network between November 3 and November 7, 2014. It is currently available to purchase via Amazon.