dian in spokaneParticipant
- August 17, 2010 at 5:12 pm
I also watched the first episode online (I do not have Showtime) and liked it well enough.
I certainly have some objections, chiefly, that the doctor she's dealing with is a dermatologist rather than an oncologist. I do believe that in ~real~ life, no dermatologist would even be discussing chemotherapy with a patient, rather, she would have been referred off to an oncologist who would have that talk.
It would have been nice, at least at the beginning of the story, to show what a patient actually goes through when dealing with the medical establishment.
But it is TV after all! I guess they couldn't risk losing the audience right away :)
I do like the fact that they are dealing with the emotions that come with a terminal diagnosis, but I have my doubts that this show can actually show the realities of untreated lung metastes and still maintain a reputation as a comedy.
Still..I liked the first episode, taken as nothing more than a tv show.
And, it will be interesting to see if it impacts the general public's perception of melanoma. I can't say how many people I meet who really have no idea that melanoma can go to the organs. The majority of the people I meet think melanoma is something that can just be cut off the skin. Maybe this will educate people some.
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