Aliens in America: Previews for Muslim and Political Orgs
Aliens in America is getting a lot of buzz, but it's bound to raise some eyebrows. That's why the producers are previewing the show before Washington think tank The Brookings Institution and the Islamic Center of Southern California. We're loving the idea of a bunch of Washington political animals laughing at a CW comedy. Who woulda thunk it?
"We just want as many people to hear about the show as possible, and we think (the screenings) make complete sense," executive producer David Guarascio told Variety. He and fellow producer Moses Port have been talking to the Islamic Center about "Aliens" since the show was in the script stage. "They were excited to have a show that was a comedy and where the Muslim character wasn't a terrorist."
We've been having trouble trying to describe the show to our friends in a way that didn't make it sound offensive or boring. So we're going to steal PopMatter's take from now on:
"This show is hilarious. Cavemen on ABC tries to be a commentary on race and stereotypes in the United States, but this show actually succeeds with great humor and sensitivity. It’s almost as if the staff of The Onion was in on the writing; it’s funny because it’s true."
What do you think? Will you be tuning in to the show, or is it not your idea of a good time? Does the news about pre-screenings at political and Muslim organizations make you more or less likely to tune in?