Review – Save Me (from people!)
Is this show a dark commentary on humanity? YES. Was it awesome? Yes… but it’s very, very dark, so light a few candles and pray for the soul of the world before you start viewing.
This is the story about how a family got sucked into a cult. It’s also a story about growing up, and realizing your parents aren’t the gods of our childhood. It’s a story about society, and how the struggle for power changes people. Power over your own life, power over circumstances, power over others. It’s a commentary on politics, religion, government, and the basic needs of humans – to be useful, to be happy, and to be safe. And at its heart, it’s a story about friendship. There’s a lot packed into this drama.
It’s not a pleasant experience, though. The drama tackled quite a few uncomfortable topics – from police corruption to political corruption, violent school bullying to murder, unbelievable cruelty to cold manipulations of others – both emotionally and physically. I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m not sure I want to again for a while, either. You’ll want to give your brain a rest after this intensity… maybe watch a Disney movie or something. Cleanse the palette, cleanse the soul.
Overall Rating – 9/10. Getting To New Heaven Is Hell On Earth.
Thoughts on religion, my personal opinions on the matter, and various musings follow…