LadyDi wrote:I just discovered this thread (hurray!) and have to reveal ...
I can't watch the Olympics because it reminds me too much of the Hunger Games!
Seriously, look at the similarities:
- teams from regions marching into the stadium
- "human interest" stories to make the viewers care about particular athletes (they even mentioned the married pairs skaters winning the short program on Valentines Day!)
- death at the games (okay, that was an accident, but it was still filmed)
- outrageous costumes
- riots (downtown Vancouver had protesters and police facing off)
I think I'll have to blog about this! Suzanne Collins, look how darn powerful your books are!
Oh, goodness, I was watching the pairs figure skating and looking at the costumes thinking, "That is something a really bad designer would come up with for The Hunger Games."
Sorry if you like them, the girls were okay, but when the guys were wearing sparkly sequined outfits...
Derek-I don't agree with it, but I thought it would be interesting for you guys to read. It made me think deeper about what might happen in the next one, so that's why I'm glad I read it.