Last season we had the rabidly anti-Bush HOMECOMING from Joe Dante...and the episode was just terrible, whether you like Bush or not. This season, from the titles, looks as if it will get political again. I see an episode called Pro-life, which is about an anti-abortion father with his 3 gun toting sons out to "liberate" his daughter who is in an accident and takes refuge in an abortion clinic. Could be wrong, but from the summary at Showtime's site, it sounds like it will veer into politics.
The Screwfly Solution is based on a short story that I'm not actually sure is political or not, but is directed by Dante, so that gives me pause. I'm about to read the short story itself, which I found here:
I also see a movie called RIGHT TO DIE, which is about a conflicted husband whose wife is in a coma but technically alive- sounds like a take on Terri Shiavo to me with the premise changed a bit...the showtime website says about the film: "This topical horror story takes a supernatural stand on the right-to-life debate."
Then, there's the Washingtonians, which portrays George Washington as a sadistic cannibal and a band of washingtonians out to protect his secret at any cost.
I'm in the middle of FAMILY right now, and for some reason the deranged loony is introduced with a trip through his house and a prominent picture of Dick Cheney on his shelf. Maybe this is significant later in the film, but why do I have the feeling it's merely a cheap shot? This is during a long shot through the entire house...right after the picture of Cheney, the camera pans right and you see a smaller framed photo of President Bush and his wife Laura.
Finally, I see the film PELTS directed by Argento, about a fur trader who kills animals in the pursuit of making the perfect coat to win over a woman and the supernatural pelts that turn violent and attack him for doing what he does.
These are based on short stories mainly, but it seems that there's too much political stuff going on with the series that, I think, should stick to horror and stay away from politics.