posted on Nov, 17 2009 @ 10:19 AM
I watched the first episode and have a really good feeling about the show. Perhaps it was this forum that has altered my perception of symbolic
interpretations in media, and hopefully some of you will get the same out of it as I have.
I got the feeling as if the main character (#6) is gradually shaking his mind loose. He often bounces between the real world (Our world) and a
cookie-cutter world that reminds me of the Stepford wives and/or the town in Edward Scissorhands. Every house looks the same, the streets are clean.
The world seems all too perfect to be real and ultimately instills an uneasy feeling as a result.
Number 6 continues to pursue a ghostlike representation of the twin towers in a desert landscape that surrounds his village. Every effort he makes to
traverse the sand, he is attacked by a giant white bubble that consumes him. An interesting aspect of this bubble is that images from various media
sources (television and technology) engulf his mind simultaneously with his body.
Can his character be equated to a budding truth seeker? Beginning of course (Like many on this forum) with the pursuit of the 9/11 truth. He gets
closer and closer with each attempt, but he is always brought back to the Village. The media convinces him to return to herd.
Another strange facet involves his relationships with other characters in the town. The feeling I got from this aspect of the story is similar to the
Truman Show. Each person that Number 6 interacts with are not who they claim to be, but also seem to be harboring the fact that they are playing
roles. Imagine for a second if the actors/characters in the Truman Show were also unaware that they lived in a bubble. Each dream that Number 6 has
about the real world seems to ferment itself into the Village in various forms. Including swift changes to a hilarious soap opera that the townsfolk
seem transfixed to.
All in all, I can write a very very in-depth analysis of this series (I actually plan on it) once the series concludes.
If you haven't watched it yet, PLEASE DO. It's worth the time, and it's very very thought provoking. It's rare that a made for tv mini-series
provokes thought. Let's at least support such an effort.