thecosmicdance ([personal profile] thecosmicdance) wrote2013-04-12 11:24 am

Attempting to Watch The Bible pt 5

Look, it's impossible to attempt to personify the Devil without either sinking into parody (horns, red skin, pitchfork,etc) or implying that you think the type of person you're using to personify the Devil really is evil. They should have done what Buffy did. In the Buffyverse, the original personification of all evil , The First, has no physical form. It copies the image of whatever deceased person its victim most wants to see. This allowed the show to avoid unfortunate implications by constantly changing up the gender, age, race, and sexual orientation of The First. Supernatural has also set their version of Lucifer up with the same ability ( he has to actually possess a living human being though) , the form he currently appears in was meant to be temporary. They kept it because they wanted to keep using Mark Pelligrino, but they made a point of telling us that he could look like anyone he wants.

So, the producers of this miniseries could've had Satan played by a variety of different actors of different genders, races, and ages while tying them all together with some sort of color or symbol or shared mannerisms/costume or snatch of music.

But they didn't do that. Because they weren't thinking. Well, I'm hoping they weren't thinking. People have also floated the theory that the whole thing was a deliberately right wing effort. It's difficult to tell whether they're being purposely horrible or they're just not thinking, since it's the same result either way.

And I'm thinking, maybe this miniseries was not really for “people who read the book” like I said on Facebook. It was for people who only think they know the book, by people who only think they know the book. Perhaps with a lot of network meddling thrown in to fit the History Channel Brand.


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