V series review.
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V the series. Now I have referred to the original as a good example of a Fascist takeover. The original showed how aliens took over the earth, but it was really a take on Fascist Germany and how the takeover happened. It was a good learning experience, watching the resistances form and the battles lost and won.
The new series was not as clear, would it be as good as the original, or just a cheap take off?
Well it seems that they have done it from the ground up a little bit better.
If you have not seen the new series watch it first then read. In this series the aliens land, they pretend to be here for peace, a friends of humanity, where have we all heard that before? (Hint it was in the original.)
Anyways they offer friendship in exchange for our resources, just like the first one. It's not long before they are making friends and winning people over etc. They form the youth groups and the visitor ambassadors just like in the first one.
Just like in the first series there are people who do not trust the V's. Here is the twist and I like this twist and deeply approve of it. The visitors have been here for years. (Just like in the movie they live.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Live You don't know who they are, (think government informants, Nazis, Communist, anything that you want to insert.) they could be anyone. They have been incorporating themselves into our society, a takeover has been slowly happening from the inside out, the reveal of the motherships is just the final step in a bigger plan for world domination.
Eg. Here is a recent example that I think fits this mold very well. Turns out Mr. Turner was working for the feds since 1993. I am just pointing out facts, not stating anything positive or negative. Anyways he became trusted in some circles and in a pretty high position of influence, but he was according to his families blog, an Intelligence Operative since 1993.
[quote]Turner was hired by the FBI in the year 2002, but the bureau revealed Turner had actually "contributed to the FBI's Mission since 1993." they trained him as an Intelligence Operative and
provided extensive legal advice about what is lawful, protected speech as opposed to unlawful speech. Turner relied on that training while writing his editorial but was arrested by the FBI
They have infiltrated every institution, government, religion, branch of society etc. The plot is trust no one, because you don't know who they are, they could be anyone. Husbands, wives, friends, co-workers, etc. In the show V an FBI agent learns this the hard way. Her partner who she trusts and who has been her friend through thick and seemingly thin for the last seven years is not what he seems to be.
On the other hand not all Visitors are bad and there are some who are will to work with and help the resistance. The FBI agent once she realises how deep things go, eg. The ability to be able to block and intercept 9/11 calls (where have I heard that before?) realizes that she can not take them on head on and must figure out how deep it all goes, then find others like herself so they can form a resistance.
The visitors in the mean time continue with their plans for world domination, with the whole I come in peace garbage.
If this series continues on it's path, it's is well worth watching like the original series was. I think the remake is a relevant for this time period as the original was some years ago. I don't think you have to be into aliens to enjoy the concept of this show, and I had my doubts, but the remake is shaping up to be as good as the first. It's premature, but I think it's worth tuning into.