YMMV: Saved!

  • Acceptable Targets: Christians, naturally, but mostly Evangelical Conservative ones.
  • Anvilicious: After the gang attempts to exorcise Mary, she storms off and Hilary Faye literally throws a Bible at her.
    Mary: This is not a weapon, you idiot!
  • Crowning Music of Awesome : The Exorcist theme is incorporated into the orchestration, to brilliant effect.
  • Foe Yay: First of all, Hilary Faye is pretty obsessed with Cassandra and getting her saved. Secondly, Cassandra seems oddly comfortable with telling Hilary Faye the details of her sex life while pretending to get saved.
  • Jerkass Woobie : Hilary Faye is just a nice girl trying to do what's right (in her mind). Though she probably deserves to be taken down a peg, you still kind of feel sorry for her at the end.
  • Les Yay: Tia's slavish devotion to Hilary Faye. Oh god, poor Tia.
    • Not helping matters: the actress who played Tia is herself openly lesbian.
    • However, despite this, it's Tia who ultimately proves Hilary Faye's guilt by saving a receipt that Hilary Faye had crumpled with Hilary Faye's signature on it.
  • Moe: Mary.
  • Supposedly Rebellious Series: Starts off with characters being persecuted in a small town for being gay, liberal, atheist, Jewish, or otherwise different. Then at the end one of the characters has a baby and decides there must be a God after all. Needless to say, the people who wanted to watch an atheist Author Tract were severely pissed off. More optimistically, you could say that the plot managed to Take a Third Option. The ultimate message of Saved is not that Christianity is wrong, it's that American Evangelicals are doing Christianity wrong.