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Cancellation 
14th-Aug-2007 09:07 am
Well, drat. Seems HBO has decided to be lame and cancel JFC, leaving umpteen questions unanswered. Having just watched the entire series of Carnivàle, another HBO supernatural noir that ended with zero resolution, I'm not terribly surprised, but I'm still disappointed.

So! What do we think happened, eh? Kai is the actual Christ figure, given the series' final words? John was trying to point her out to Cass? Or Kai is a Mary figure, either literally or figuratively mothering the actual Christ figure?

What would've happened on 9/11/14? Is that when the aliens come?

Why does Mitch levitate?

Was the car dealer really John's dad?

Other thoughts?

ETA: I want to point out that despite my allusions to Christian mythology, I'm not trying to "sell" Christianity. I'm a lapsed Lutheran turned agnostic who sees validity in all spiritual paths, but sometimes I know that it's easier for me to shortcut things to that which I have more experience with. I think if anything, this show really turns traditional religious ethos on its head, which is why I love it.
10: *pout*
Comments 
14th-Aug-2007 08:11 pm (UTC)
im actually very disappointed that they cancelled this show. it seems that everyone is hoping for another 'sopranos' or 'six feet under' and when shows like 'jfc' come around they dont give it a chance. hopefully, hbo changes its mind and brings it back. i wish they would have kept it for a second season so that we could get some answers!
14th-Aug-2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
when shows like 'jfc' come around they dont give it a chance.

True, but I think we're also lucky this show was not on regular broadcast TV. FOX is notorious in particular for picking up really quirky dramas that integrate science fiction and fantasy only to cancel them after only a couple of episodes. The fact that HBO let us have 10 episodes and a full mini-season is very good. Just not good enough to get us anything like closure.
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