Mary Shelley’s book, Frankenstein was written in 1818. So, it’s not that shocking that in 2019, just over 200 years later most people think that Frankenstein was the name of the monster. It was not. The monster had no name.
Today, I’ll share with you a modernized version of the story. In this version of the story, Frankenstein is a female executive at a cable television network. Frankenstein essentially has the last say in casting of a certain reality show. Many people believe that Napoleon Bonaparte has this power but that is not the reality.
In this sad story, Frankenstein is pleased with the creation of a female monster. She is currently refusing to acknowledge that the monster needs to be removed from the public. It seems the monster will continue lumbering around on the cable channels TV show despite some heated debates on the subject.
But wait, there’s more!
Yet another higher up female monster whisperer in a suit with the same cable network has been coddling the monster since the last major melée involving the monster and the townspeople. The monster whisperer is reinforcing all the confabulations of the monster. “Yes, your “friends” did you wrong, monster.” “I’m here for you, monster.” “Don’t worry your ugly bald head about a thing, monster.”
The monster whisperer doesn’t seem to remember the original story. The monster that Victor Frankenstein created killed him in the end.
Somewhere, In a city far, far away…
A showrunner weighs her options. The production company itself is full steam ahead with production preparations. But will yet another showrunner take off for greener pastures? It’s one thing to work in say, post production. And, It’s one thing for the monster whisperer to send supportive texts to the monster. It’s one thing for Frankenstein to want to keep her monster in another city far, far away. But no one, no one wants to have to be the monster wrangler on a daily basis. No one wants to be tasked with waking up to face the monster and run the show everyday. There will never be another king. And the monster isn’t going anywhere unless there is some sort of drastic change of direction.