Thursday, March 10, 2016
True Life: I'm A Witch
I saw this crap the other night. I will say this. I am being lenient with them because they are young. Young people do stupid shit. They embrace silly mental attitudes and concepts and have a very naive understanding of the world. They also tend to live in la-la land and escape into fantasy worlds as a means of coping with the stresses of growing up. At the same time young people have the freedom to do whatever they want with their life and use whatever label they deem necessary for whatever stage of life they are in. They can define themselves however they so chose. However, and a big however at that, this was the most horrible occult-themed "real-life" episode of a series I've seen on t.v. It was terrible.
The episode centers on a straight, white, young woman who can't decide if she wants to be a witch or a vampire and a gay, black, young man who is obsessed with Harry Potter and wants to shag another black, young guy who is also self-described witch. There is no redeeming qualities for this episode. There was only one semi-interesting part of the show where the young gay guy was doing a spell to sever the ties with his ex. He used a dead rat because he said is ex was a rat. For a split second there I thought this guy was going to go hardcore and thoroughly cross up his ex. But, alas, no. Instead he used the fact that the rat was dead as a symbolic gesture to kill any ties to him ex that he currently had. It had potential to be a very powerful work but he messed it up. All in all I can honestly say that I didn't sense any real power from the young people. I saw potential in the young gay guy but the white girl was hopeless. To be honest, this is probably just a fad for these two individuals. I would like to revisit them when they are in their 30s and have to deal with real world problems that adults have to face and then we can see how their world views have changed.
Would I recommend people watch this episode? -Only for laughs. That's it.