Thinking Out Loud

May 10, 2013

Save Me from Save Me

Filed under: media — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 7:51 am

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Just a little over a year after ABC-TV gave us Good Christian Bitches  which got abbreviated to GCB at the same time as the Southern Baptist Convention offered an alternative name Great Commission Baptists; NBC-TV is just days away from the launch of the four-week miniseries Save Me. The series stars Anne Heche as a woman who, after nearly choking to death on a sandwich, takes on a prophetic role as a direct pipeline to God. Sitcoms Online reports the series will air for four weeks, as of now, from May 23 through June 13.

And so it begins again. Lately the hallmark of mainstream media’s portrayal of Christianity has been slightly more accurate in terms of theology, or at least in terms of what we could term megachurch culture, with shows like Sisterhood blurring the distinctions between drama, comedy and reality TV. But the characters all tend to be slightly over-the-top representations, and many times the humor is at the expense of those who seem to be afflicted with faith. A two-minute preview of Save Me reveals a show that is mostly uses a religious framework to advance a script that might have developed just as well without dragging God into it.

Still, we don’t wish to judge a program we haven’t seen so we’ll have to wait for  May 23rd at 8:00 PM Eastern. But we couldn’t resist the post header above. Truly, I hope we’re not saying “Save Me” in the first five minutes.  Watch a preview on YouTube. (Language issues.)

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4 Comments »

  1. Anne Heche’s name links to her Wikipedia entry. Be sure to check that out, especially the section of psychological issues. Who better to play a prophet for God than a woman who once told police she was God and used to claim to be the half-sister of Jesus Christ?

    Comment by Clark Bunch — May 10, 2013 @ 9:07 am

  2. […] Hesche will play a woman with a near-death experience turned prophet in a new series called Save Me. My comments follow the post, be sure to check out that Wiki […]

    Pingback by The Read and Share File | The Master's Table — May 16, 2013 @ 8:09 am

  3. […] decided to give the new Anne Heche comedy Save Me at least ten minutes this week, and ended up staying for an hour watching both episodes. Anne plays […]

    Pingback by Week in Review | Thinking Out Loud — May 25, 2013 @ 9:17 am


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