Hollywood’s imagination has been fading for some time now. All you have to do is look at the numerous failed film and television reboots they’ve churned out. There is nothing worse than remaking a classic and saturating it with so much social justice and political correctness that it just oozes puss.
Last Wednesday, Freeform (a Disney owned cable channel) premiered its reboot of the 1990’s television teen drama, Party of Five, which was created by Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman. The original 1994 series followed the lives of five siblings after their parents were killed in a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Charlie, the oldest, takes over as the head of the family and the siblings take over running the family restaurant.
It was some pretty good stuff for six seasons and the show tackled issues like parental loss, alcoholism, cancer and domestic abuse.
Well Christopher Keyser and Amy Lippman have been at it again. Not creating a new award-winning series but rewriting the original Party of Five for a more politically driven agenda.
The basic storyline of Disney’s Party of Five will still follow the lives of five siblings on their own running the family restaurant, but the new premise of the story isn’t dealing with the death of their parents at the hands of a drunk driver, but their deportation of their parents at the hands of the new administration.
The parents came here illegally with their kids, had more kids and opened a restaurant. A lot of questions right there for me, but hey it’s a liberal show so feelings matter more than facts.
The parents get deported by ICE, to which they are no strangers. Apparently, ICE has busted illegal aliens who have been employed at this establishment before. Still more questions…
In the courtroom scene the judge says, “Unfortunately, heartbreak…is anything but uncommon in these cases. So is the wrenching apart of families.”
Tell me about it. Just ask the Angel Families about the heartbreak they feel because they’re permanently separated from their families.
During the goodbye scene at the immigration detention center, Lucia, one of the children shouted, “What’s the matter with this country?”
I’ll tell you what’s wrong. A broken immigration system that Congress refuses to fix, porous borders that allow the free flow of criminals, drugs and sex trafficking, and a Democrat Party that not only encourages, but also rewards lawlessness, dependency and victimhood.
Apparently, the character of Lucia is fitting in with the Democrat’s vision of America quite well because before her parent’s deportation, Lucia was an excellent student and now she’s given up because America is against immigrants. Also, the American Dream is a lie.
Wrong again Lucia. First you forgot the word illegal and second, America loves immigrants. Again, it’s the illegal ones we have issues with and despite how badly you wish there wasn’t, there is a difference. A huge difference. Ask any immigrant who came here legally.
The American Dream is not a lie and thankfully it’s only available to American citizens. We’re an exclusive club and if you want the benefits that come with being a member you need to apply for membership. It’s that simple. You don’t receive health benefits from a big corporation just because you’re standing in the lobby, you have to be an actual employee.
Oh and Lucia, I have one other thing to add to your question “What’s the matter with this country?” Bad television programming.
Allan Giberti is the host of RI Red Radio on 990WBOB.com. You can listen to Allan live Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm eastern.
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