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October 15, 2009

V Being "Softened" to Blunt... Overt Rightwing Subtext

There has been speculation about this.

The teasers running on ABC offer a hint of this. "They gave us hope. We gave them our trust." Who does that bring to mind? Of course, the Visitors (hence the title), after promising things like universal health care and peace in a one world government, turn out to be totally evil. They attempt to seize control of the media, favoring those who don't challenge them or ask probing questions about their real agenda, which turns out to be the annihilation of humanity. The heroes are everyday people, who form a grass roots resistance movement. Supposedly, the show is being slightly reconceptualized to soften or remove events some might interpret as negative parallels to today.

Which means they'll have obnoxiously saintly liberal characters show up to show they're not so bad, and other stuff that will make the show incoherent and sucky.

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