As I'm hurtling into multiple major deadlines, I regret that I so feel as though I'm in a medical drama right now that I'll be not up to the task of doing a major rant for "Doc Hollywood," TBR 14 at Doc Em's blog, Pulse.
Except for this one bit:
All these medicine-themed shows are popular across many types of audiences.
It got me thinking.
These shows don't just afford everyone a form of escapism and catharsis. They also afford lay persons, especially the impressionable youth, the tantalizing impression that doctors are really cool people.
Hence, having watched the highly romanticized, sexually charged forms of us doctors infinitely caught in impossibly thickened subplots (naks), these viewers have now this propensity to put us doctors in high regard, e.g., conclude in a leap of logic and maybe faith that we are these mutant virtuosos of brain and beauty.
But they do so only in impulsive moments. After these moments, it's back to the real world, to the dailies and news shows, to Korina, to their mothers, and to their friendly neighbors and their Labradors extolling the virtues of -- tara na magnursing.
Woe unto the youth who don't heed their mothers' advice. Hehehe.