I always thought of Star Wars as the story of two slaves [C-3PO and R2-D2] who go from owner to owner, witnessing their masters’ folly, the ultimate folly of man… I thought it was an interesting idea in the first two, but it’s kind of gone by Return Of The Jedi.
barthel has so many smart things to say about the Leftovers! (including a categorization of it as the most 90s show currently on the air). I really think that I may have liked the show, but find myself incredibly reluctant to recommend it to anyone who’s not excited about a frustrating gloomy challenge.
Wikipedia tells me that they basically burned through the major milestones of Tom Perrotta’s novel in Season One; so I’m very interested to see where they take it next year.
(One looks forward to the day when there are women on the Court from each of the city’s five boroughs.)
But what about the post-volcano or earthquake apocalyptic hellscape? I never understand where that fits in with the vision of northwesterly utopia.
I think it’s more about a preference for years of daily climate comfort and water supply vs. the sudden catastrophic volcanic apocalypse which will probably just kill us all (and/or will be a good excuse to build cool new buildings of the future).
Source: The New York Times