CW’s new reboot of USA’s The 4400 (2004-2007), now simply known as 4400, added nothing revolutionary to the outdated, besides some woke updates like a lesbian couple, BLM anti-police attitudes, and a shout-out to the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The primary episode, “Previous is Prologue,” premiered on Monday, October 25. The premise of the present is that 4,400 individuals who mysteriously disappeared at completely different instances up to now all reappear all of a sudden with out clarification and no reminiscence of what occurred. They’re being held in a lodge because the U.S. authorities tries to piece collectively the thriller. In keeping with TV Insider, the reboot is “advised from a Black perspective, which, co-showrunner Ariana Jackson says, addresses ‘our nation’s lack of ability to reckon with its historical past of white supremacy.’”
One lady, Shanice (Brittany Adebumola), a black mom who disappeared shortly after her child was born, flashes again to when she first met her husband, a white man named Logan (Cory Jeacoma), at an anti-war rally within the early aughts. Shanice was pushed right into a white police officer and the police officer took an aggressive stance grabbing his billy membership.
Protesters: No blood for oil! No blood for oil!
Logan: Hey, do not put your arms on her!
Logan: She was pushed. You can see that.
Police Officer: Watch yourselves.
Logan: You all proper?
Shanice: Oh, I am nice. It is that man who wasn’t raised proper!
Logan: I do know, proper? I do not understand how mother and father let their youngsters exit on this planet and deal with folks like that.
Shanice: This appears to be a sample amongst individuals who look lots such as you.
One other little bit of Hollywood dialogue wherein white males are speculated to agree with hating themselves. Logan goes on up to now and marry this lady who judges him hostilely by the colour of his pores and skin.
All through the premiere, white cops are proven as aggressive, significantly in the direction of black characters. The episode pushes the Black Lives Matter narrative that life is not any higher for black People at present than within the pre-Civil Rights period.
Actually, Claudette (Jaye Ladymore), a black lady from the Fifties, bemoans the supposed lack of change.
Claudette: All this discuss in regards to the future. You recognize, my husband and I’ve been jailed and worse for organizing the vote for Negroes. If it was actually 2021, I would have hoped we would made extra progress. (Exhales) That it would not really feel the identical.
When not pretending that their has been no Civil Rights progress for black People in over 60 years, the present provides the mandatory pandering to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the late Supreme Court docket Justice that Hollywood weirdly worships. Hollywood constantly acts like Ginsburg is the one lady to have ever been on the U.S. Supreme Court docket.
When Shanice, who’s a lawyer, is mistaken for a secretary by a person from the Nineteen Twenties, Shanice replies, “Excuse me? You didn’t simply say that in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s America.” (Shanice just isn’t but conscious that Ginsburg has died.) Anyone please inform Hollywood writers that Sandra Day O’Connor was really the primary feminine U.S. Supreme Court docket justice. O’Connor literally was asked to be a secretary when she first applied for a job as a lawyer. For the left, solely sure glass ceilings matter.
Hollywood seems unable to create authentic scripts anymore, as an alternative creating predictable woke reboots of outdated collection. You possibly can skip this newest unimaginative “reimagining” of a as soon as authentic thought.