The new "V" has taken some critical hits from people who are claiming that whereas the original was an allegory of the Holocaust, the new take on the material is a thinly-veiled attack on President Obama and his adminstration -- particularly after Anna announces they want to bring humanity universal health care. However, according to Damian Penny at damianpenny.com, "Any similarities between President Obama and the aliens in ‘V’ are purely coincidental. The script was not written as a roman a clef or allegory for the Obama administration. The script was written by Scott Peters during the Bush administration and started before Mr. Obama clinched the nomination. The author, Mr. Peters, is not some evil sleeper right-winger/Obama hater. Mr. Peters, besides being a talented writer and director….is a liberal supporter of the President who worked for and donated money to his campaign. If he’s a mole for some right-wing conspiracy, he may be the most committed spy ever. Mr. Peters, who was born in Canada, recently became an American citizen; a process he tried to expediate so he could vote for Mr. Obama, a deadline he missed by two days.”
As "V" continues to unfold, it will be interesting to see what parallels to our modern day society it will address.