We live in a free country (well for the most part we do, or at least we once did) and part of living in a free society is having to put up with crap that we don’t agree with.
Take for instance the new FX drama The Americans, a show starring J.J. Abram’s other (then Jennifer Garner) muse Keri Russell, about Soviet sleeper agents living in the US in the 1980’s.
On the surface, being a fan of spy movies and the Fox’s 24, The Americans seemed like a show I might want to get into — until I found out the Soviets were the protagonists.
The following quote is from the show’s Executive Producer, Joel Fields:
“It might be a little different to believe and get used to, but we want you to root for the KGB… they’re going to try to get the Soviets to win the Cold War.”
This one is from its creator, Joe Weisberg:
“These were these really competing value systems… and there’s no question that repressive socialism failed, but unbridled consumption hasn’t exactly led to great satisfaction — and one problem is how do we express that dramatically.”
All I really have to say, as a lover of liberty, is that Amblin Entertainment and Fox Television Studios have every right in this free country of ours to broadcast a program such as this. However being in a free country and being a red-blooded America loving capitalist gives me the right to call the producers and stars of this show COMPLETE AND TOTAL DOUCHEBAGS.