Who is ruling over us? What does the fiction from Hollywood tell us recently about that?
- “24” Bauer becomes USA president in “Designated Survivor”.
- “Scandal” reveals what might be going on in the White House.
- “Madam Secretary” about what a good person in the White House needs to do.
- In “Homeland” and “24 Legacy” again the White House plays an active role.
These are mainly good people doing “what it takes” in the dirty world of politics.
Never before were the internal activities of the White House so often the main subject of TV-series. James Bond would perhaps visit “Her Majesty” for a few minutes, discretely, but that was his maximum exposure time. Even “Gotham” (before Batman) discusses how villains become mayors and how the city is actually run by the Court of Owls.
The public nowadays are allowed to see how the work of secret services is related to politics. Imagine, in “Scandal” the presidential elections are frauded and the people never find out. Compare that to the Watergate scandal.
Though fiction, these series shape what the average person “is allowed” to think. For me there is one question left: Why do they want all of you to think about this now?