September 30th, 2008

Timothy

Jesus Complex Or Anatomical Necessity?

Religious themes and imagery can be a powerful expression to convey any number of emotions. Whether used in books, movies, or TV, it can have a great impact on a story. But what I want to talk about here is the visual medium, specifically some TV shows and music videos I've watched. But is it really blatant, knock-the-viewer-over-the-head imagery or just a necessity?

I'm going to be making references to the finale of season two of Torchwood, episode 3.02 of Heroes, and the pilot of Firefly, so if you're concerned about spoilers, consider yourself warned. Collapse )