Amazing Stories is the latest classic series on the roster that’s gotten the modern reboot. Of course, that usually also means “modern” politics that ruin the point of the show in the first place. At this point, it would be more “amazing” to see a non-political reboot. Sadly, Apple TV+’s version of the 1985 anthology series falls victim to the same propaganda trap by delivering a gay love story.
The March 13 episode “The Heat” follows two high school students, Sterling (E’myri Crutchfield) and Tuka (Hailey Kilgore). The two girls are extremely close until one day Tuka is tragically killed in a hit-and-run. Miraculously, she appears to return to Earth as a spirit with no one able to see or hear her. However, Tuka soon finds that she’s able to connect to Sterling through their love of running, believing that helping Sterling succeed in the latest meet will help her move on to the afterlife.
Unfortunately, when Sterling is injured and loses the race, the two are stuck on what to do next. In this emotional time, Sterling tearfully admits her real feelings for dead friend, feelings that Tuka reciprocates. This turns out to be the thing that helps Tuka “move on” as she gets to see and feel Sterling one last time before disappearing.
Sterling: We’re friends, but also-
Tuka: Also what?
Sterling: I try to make myself not. Not hear you. Not need you. Not care. But it just…it just doesn’t go away. And then…you did.
Tuka: I never left. I couldn’t.
Sterling: Oh God, please. Just push through. It shouldn’t be this damn hard.
Tuka: I love you too, Sterling.
Sterling: I love you, Tuka. I love you.
The story turns out to have a happy ending as, instead of moving on to the afterlife, Tuka wakes up moments after her death, able to return to her life. This time around, things are already different, with Tuka’s first words to her best friend, “I need you to kiss me. Right now.” The two then presumably start a new relationship where they “kiss sometimes” for the benefit of LGBT fanatics everywhere, as if there isn’t enough of that already.
Considering the other shows that Apple TV+ has premiered, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this series also has liberal leanings and identity politics. What does come as a surprise is that it comes from a reboot of a once notable series produced by Steven Spielberg himself. I suppose if it could happen to The Twilight Zone, then no anthology is safe. While this series is nowhere near as bad as that reboot, the 2020 Amazing Stories is on the wrong path if producing the lesbian version of Ghost is high on its priorities.
Amazing Stories is supposed to be a show that inspires viewers with uplifting stories by upcoming filmmakers. Instead, it offers more opportunities for leftists to push their worldview on others. Only the most obsessive liberal would find that “amazing.”