Topic: Motherland: Fort Salem [Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi]

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Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the U.S. government to fight for their country, Motherland follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment at Fort Salem. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped with the more dominant women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are familiar to our world, but with tactics and weapons supernatural.

I've watched 1x1 and enjoyed it. It's entertaining and currently enjoys 4 out of 5 stars (4 ratings) here. It's quite controversial over at IMDb, where many people seem to love it or hate it. If you watch it as war propaganda and promoting feminism you'll dislike it. If you watch it as entertainment it's a good show. smile


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Did you notice the painting on the wall? The original, Emmanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware just shows men:

https://www.college.columbia.edu/core/sites/core/files/images/Washington_Crossing_the_Delaware_by_Emanuel_Leutze%2C_MMA-NYC%2C_1851.jpg


The painting in the show just shows witches:

https://i.ibb.co/yPQTh9L/Motherland-Fort-Salem.jpg

It's only visible for a few seconds - I love it when a show adds something like this! smile

Re: Motherland: Fort Salem [Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi]

Watched it, it had a relatively good start. Might be good.

lighton wrote:

If you watch it as war propaganda and promoting feminism you'll dislike it.

Feminism is very likely what motivated it, but it actually plays out like a proper "what if" type show.
War propaganda... from the tropes I could see so far, it actually seems as if it will either end up being anti-war propaganda or, even better, something that actually looks at the nuances thereof.

We will see.

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lighton wrote:

Did you notice the painting on the wall? The original, Emmanuel Leutze's Washington Crossing the Delaware just shows men:

https://www.college.columbia.edu/core/sites/core/files/images/Washington_Crossing_the_Delaware_by_Emanuel_Leutze%2C_MMA-NYC%2C_1851.jpg


The painting in the show just shows witches:

https://i.ibb.co/yPQTh9L/Motherland-Fort-Salem.jpg

It's only visible for a few seconds - I love it when a show adds something like this! smile

Well, isn't there at least one of the show's semi-main characters in that painting?
It also is not exactly shown in the background.

Still, yes, it does get its point across. One detail there I do like and didn't notice before are the tornadoes in the background.

Re: Motherland: Fort Salem [Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi]

Woefully woke and predictable.

Re: Motherland: Fort Salem [Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi]

I'll give it a try.

And "woke" is a banned word.

https://i.postimg.cc/FzfWmwnQ/sigTV.png

Re: Motherland: Fort Salem [Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi]

Okay well, I actually like it. And I like their use of voice as a weapon (and the effects they use on it is kind of interesting).

https://i.postimg.cc/FzfWmwnQ/sigTV.png