In medical dramas, disability is always represented as a failed outcome. What if we changed that framing?
Okay, I think we all know that I am a colossal epidemiology nerd, but, seriously, why aren’t there more epidemiology dramas on television? I can think of only one, Regenesis, which sadly isn’t that well known even though it’s amazing television; four seasons was entirely too short, if you want my opinion on the matter, […]
The depiction of disability on medical dramas is often extremely frustrating, because of the fundamental mindset behind such dramas and the people who create them. In the setting of a television show revolving around a hospital environment in the United States, a nation with a highly medicalised disability culture, impairments are viewed not as a […]
In the summer, my television habits tend to shift slightly because everything goes to cable and I don’t have cable and most of the cable shows don’t helpfully stream their content for the benefit of viewers, forcing me to wait for DVDs. The summer months do tend to draw me outdoors more; I’m more interested […]
The medical drama is an oldie but goodie in the television genre, dating back to at least the 1960s. There are all kinds of creative explanations for why medical dramas tend to be so popular; interest in pop science, plunging into the hidden depths of the human body, fascination with professional trades, and a myriad […]