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Ramblings from an ill, V saturated mind



I've caught the flu.  It stinks and I'm ready for it to be over.

However, today the SyFy channel is having a V marathon.  ABC has remade it and begins airing the new version on Tuesday at 7pm (central).  I was 11 when the original series aired.  I was fascinated by it.  There couldn't have been a better day for me to be sick--at least I got to watch the miniseries over again! 

It is just as compelling as the first time I watched it, even if the graphics are laughable.    I'm interested to see how they will change things with the new version. 

A few things I've noticed is that in the orginal the leaders tend to be women.  The main alien leader that appears is a dreadful woman who uses her sexuality to get ahead--of course she is sleeping with her boss.  She is as beautiful in her human form as she is vicious.  The leader of the resistance is also a woman.  She too is beautiful (and blonde--the evil alien is a burnette of course!) but uses her mind rather than her sexuality.  Eventually men come in and take over but she remains strong and a leader throughout the story.

They make overt references to the holocaust and needing to hide people away from the aliens.  In the first shows there is a survivor who convinces his son and wife to take in a family.  As I watched I thought about the very few survivors left--that in and of itself scares me.  I wonder if we will forget.  Sometimes it seems as though we've already forgotten.

There is a hispanic man, a gardener (of course) who helps a family escape (the same one the holocaust survivor helps).  Their youngest daughter cries and cries, and the man gives the family a bag of what looks to be Hershey kisses.  As they thank him and seem suprised by his knowing what would quiet her down, he shrugs his shoulders and says "I know a bit about this."  My heart sunk as I heard these words because life is no better for illegal immigrants trying to escape to this country, if anything, they are probably worse.

A few weeks back we saw an updated Children of the Corn.  It was absolutely HORRIBLE.  They ruined the story from the very begginning, there was no guessing, wondering what was going on--they played it all out.  They made the couple a mixed race couple and the black woman was a hateful screaming thing.  The white guy was a vietnam vet who we were supposed to feel sorry for.  How's that for racism and stereotyping?

I hope the updated V is better but I don't have a lot of faith in that.  I will be sitting in front of the tv come Tuesday night, assuming I don't have any meetings to attend (which is a pretty big assumption).

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Weeping said…
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Mompriest said…
I never watched any of the V series, never even heard of it...where have I been???

Sorry for the flu, glad you are feeling better.
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