Thursday, May 28, 2009

New ABC Series About Vegans

A new series "The Goode Family" aired last night on ABC about a family of tree-hugging, vegan hippies. It's meant to be more satirical, I think, much like the creators former series "King of the Hill" [[which I never watched, it creeped me out]]. While I haven't seen the show yet [[a late night run and a new episode of "The Ultimate Fighter" stole my attention]], I've read a lot of articles about it that have caught my attention. My favorite review is Ginia Bellafante's of the New York Times. She noticed something that was really bothering me -- aren't we past making fun of environmentalists?
"But the show feels aggressively off-kilter with the current mood, as if it had been incubated in the early to mid-’90s, when it was possible to find global-warming skeptics among even the reasonable and informed. Who really thinks of wind power — an allusion to which is a running visual gag in the show — as mindless, left-wing nonsense anymore?" [[read more here]]
Even my retarded, right-winged mother can admit that wind power makes sense [[well... maybe. She does say she doesn't "believe" in global warming. Whatever that means.]] . Either way, at the end of the day, I think we're all beyond this ignorant, anti-environment rhetoric. I'll still check out the show, though. Gotta know your haters. :)

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