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How many of y’all watched “V” on ABC  Tuesday? How many of you remember the original TV mini-series “V”? I had watched the original and loved the allegories to the resistance against the Nazi’s in WWII, as well as seeing citizens resist tyranny. That’s why I was pumped about the remake, although a little surprised, even suspicious, that one of Obama’s loyal lap dogs would be running a mini series that obviously takes some not so subtle swipes at the Cult of Teh One™.

Seems I’m not the only one.

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.”

Pretty obvious who that’s aimed at, ain’t it?

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?

And yer point is…? Still ain’t that far of a stretch.

Welcome to ABC’s “V,” 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.

Which is why I’m already hooked :-)

There truly are some very pointed jabs at Teh Cult, liberally sprinkled(pun intended) throughout the story of the world’s willing descent into Fascism . If the rest of the series is as good as the first episode, then my dear friends my dance card for Tuesday nights is full for awhile.

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