Posted 24 November 2013 - 03:00 PM
I see that, the release aspect. We get it with actions against big pharma, realtors, banks, corrupt gov officials, reality show hosts, social media gurus etc. It pokes fun at the insanity of it all and then offers yoga to help us cope, lol. Namaste. Some of V is brilliantly written.
I just think many residents have something to say and it's odd they say very little, if they speak at all. Hello angry migrant worker, war vet, gardener, maid, construction worker, gang member, homeless person, hobo camper, farmer, and the list goes on. We're given some reality here, a new tone of seriousness, and zero ability to do anything despite our fat bank accounts. How hollow. How then are our 3 characters any different from the idiots they so often judge?
In SA, the peds were silly and they'd say the damnedest things. I remember one female ped that would just walk up to you and scream. Exactly. It was funny because it wasn't serious. When the story called for more seriousness, it went there and the characters had something to say. But exploration after and you'd get that reprieve. You'd literally have two worlds colliding when necessary and an escape when not. This was nice. This is actually more realistic. Sure, there are masses of people pissed off everywhere but not everyone is pissed. Some are too oblivious, too far removed, or too apathetic to pay much attention. Find me some of these peds in V. Even the hikers and fishermen aren't taking a mental break. It's like the entire virtual world is waiting for something to happen. Maybe they are.
That said, when V's main story ends, it feels like we are just getting started. Interesting.