V is a story of space aliens on earth, perfectly crafted replicas of human beings, invading and promising change. Is that a smooth talking alien next to you in line at the grocery store or…?
According to the Chicago Tribune, this smash hit TV plot will “infuriate” Obama supporters and “delight” his
Imagine this. At a time of political turmoil, a charismatic, telegenic
new leader arrives virtually out of nowhere. He offers a message of
hope and reconciliation based on compromise and promises to marshal
technology for a better future that will include universal health care.
The news media swoons in admiration — one simpering anchorman
even shouts at a reporter who asks a tough question: “Why don’t you
show some respect?!” The public is likewise smitten, except for a few
nut cases who circulate batty rumors on the Internet about the leader’s
origins and intentions. The leader, undismayed, offers assurances that
are soothing, if also just a tiny bit condescending: “Embracing change
is never easy.”
So, does that sound like anyone you know? Oh, wait — did I
mention the leader is secretly a totalitarian space lizard who’s come
here to eat us?
In V, the Vatican buys it all, but do the mainstream Catholics? What about those pesky Protestants? Can the anti-Christ be an alien?
The story line sounds like a trap to me. This totalitarian space lizard will end the season wearing a white hat…he’ll be the good guy. Could it happen any other way?
Read it all at Chicago Tribune.