2021-09-16 15:40:24 UTC
It was an omnibus edition of wokery. There was no redeeming feature.
There was a portrayal of a man who was a totally ridiculous caricature
of a racist, but it turned out his son had a secret black granny, so he
got sickle cell. This was to show the irrationality of Dad's beliefs. He
was thoroughly exposed and dragged through the coals. His wife made a
long speech decrying racism. Is this what they call entertainment? Even
though the cause is right it seemed more like very heavy-handed
brainwashing to me. I don't like being preached at when I watch what
should be a light-hearted drama.
Then there was a meeting called by a senior partner, in which she held
up cards of different colours. Apparently each colour represents a
particular sexual preference. There was a long drawn out discussion
about the meanings of (made up) words like bisexual, pansexual, and
polysexual, Everyone in the practice was told they had to learn these
colours. Then a lecture about how people with abnormal sexuality (of
course that's not how they put it) should be treated. The answer seemed
to be, 'Better than anyone else'. This all went on for ages; far longer
than had any dramatic credence. Drone drone drone. I should think people
turned off in droves.
Next there was a round-table discussion about what pronouns to use when
assembling a sports team.
Then the Asian doctor made a fairly hackneyed speech to the idiot
receptionist about how she just wanted to be judged as a person and not
by the colour of her skin.
Since the doctors and nurses and receptionists spent almost the whole
programme sitting around talking about gayness and pronouns and
'diversity' I hope it wasn't meant to be realistic, because I thought
the idea of a GP practice was to see patients now and then.