Skip to comments.Left Lashes Out at ‘V’, Obama-Friendly ABC Purges Showrunner
Posted on 11/05/2009 4:49:38 AM PST by Jet Jaguar
Last night a brave and insightful documentary was aired that accurately portrayed the wave of ObamaMania that swept the nation. It was called V and aired on ABC to mostly rave reviews and tremendous ratings.
There was another documentary about the Obama campaign on HBO, but that left out a lot of relevant facts, so spaceships and lizard-people aside, ABC wins the veracity award.
The parable is, an attractive group of aliens show up, out of the blue, and offer universal health care, advanced technology and world peace in exchange for our trust and devotion. All we have to do is believe everything they say without question. Which means, dont ask anything about their hidden motives or past associations because that would be racist impolite. In fact, one reporter who is offered an exclusive interview with their leader is admonished not to say anything negative or they would be denied access (Hi, Fox!).
This is not just a right-wing worldview but the worldview of the paranoid Tea Party movement. Im really not sure how this made it onto network television. Maybe the calculation is that Glenn Beck will start urging his viewers to watch and a ratings bonanza will ensue. (I dont expect scientists will be the scapegoats in the new series, as the original V alien campaign to tar scientists as a fifth column sits uncomfortably close to the current right-wing view that the worlds leading scientific organizations are conspiring to suppress evidence that global warming is a hoax.)
Naturally, when a show debuts to huge ratings and mostly great reviews, the producers career is golden. Not this time.
One things certain, I doubt the V would find too many people in this administration very appetizing.
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I almost fell off the chair when the sneaky aliens offered universal health care. yes ABC!!!
Wow! Sounds great to me!
I rarely watch any broadcast channels but I set the DVR for *this* show.
I watched the original “V” series back in the 80’s and was curious to see how the remake would turn out. Action and story move along a LOT faster but it closely follows the original in plot and theme. I didn’t see it as a slap to Obama as much as I did a pretty darn good remake.
I might have to Tivo the next episode.
I seem to recall something like that aired - had a short run.
sounds like cracks are starting.....Americans want America to stay the way it is.....
These mornon radicals my generation grew up with knew they were violent nuts...and now they are in the government....
Makes you wonder what was ‘edited’ out of this program...supposedly; this was originally a two-hour premiere. Many have commented on how the storyline seemed ‘rushed’ for a one-hour show...
I happened to catch one episode of the original series just the other day (wish I could remember what channel).
” paranoid Tea Party movement “
We’re the most hopeful and optimistic element of American Politics today!! (Getcher ‘Hope and Change’ here!!)
I liked that part, too! Note how it impressed the young people. And the debate between the priests over how or whether to accept these V’s.
First ABC Show I’ve watched in decades.
I just watched the first one on Fastpasstv.
If you want a link, PM me.
Is it life imitating TV or the other way around?
What about the reference to universal healthcare, the use of the Internet to entice the youth, the hopey/changey message or the “all you have to do is trust us” mantra?
BTW: I didn’t trust that leader from the moment I saw her. Just like Barry.
SyFY’s been running “V” original miniseries marathons all week.
It may not be clear from the snips, but the article is pretty much making ridiculing those who view V as an insult to 0.