Wonder what you would find if you frisked ABC’s new television show V?
Answer: Could it be based on President Obama?
Whoa now! Is the media getting a little too obsessed with President Obama? Haha, of course! But maybe not when it comes to ABC’s new television show V, which premieres tonight at 8pm/7c.
Check out this review/summary and see what you think:
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.”
Who is this starting to sound like? Haha, don’t worry it gets even better:
[...] Oh, wait – did I mention the leader is secretly a totalitarian space lizard who’s come here to eat us?
Welcome to ABC’s V, the final, the most fascinating and bound to be the most controversial new show of the fall television season. Nominally a rousing sci-fi space opera about alien invaders bent on the conquest (and digestion) of all humanity, it’s also a barbed commentary on Obamamania that will infuriate the president’s supporters and delight his detractors.
The aliens — who quickly become known as Vs, for visitors — quickly enthrall their wide-eyed human hosts with their futuristic technology (they set up a chain of medical clinics and promise “to provide medical services to all”) and their mushy we’re-all-brothers political rhetoric, the latter tinged with faint reproach.
The aliens promise universal health-care for everyone??? Hmm… Very interesting. Sounds pretty ‘hopenchangey’ if you ask me. I will have to check out this show on Hulu another night since there will be election coverage on all night!
Side-Note: Maybe the ‘birthers’ have something to go on now. Instead of not being an American born citizen… Is it possible President Obama is from outerspace!? Haha.