Episode 9: Christmas Special

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Jun 5, 2017 1:20PM EDT
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So far, this is the best episode of this outstanding series. Although it takes place in 1960, the myriad complex issues portrayed by these excellent actors are totally current today. I will attempt to list the issues in only this episode: Feeling useless when old, issues of dementia, dysfunctional family patterns, joys and sorrows of childbirth & death, the positive effects of a national health service and government policies that serve the public, well-meaning doctors prescribing drugs with terrible unforeseen side-effects, medical patriarchy and issues of consent, the caring economy in the community, hiding in the closet with lesbians, prejudice, alcoholism related to post war PTSD, child abuse & torture, epidemic disease, and as always, character development of each unique individual in this talented ensemble.
So far, this is the best episode of this outstanding series. Although it takes place in 1960, the myriad complex issues portrayed by these excellent actors are totally current today. I will attempt to list the issues in only this episode: Feeling useless when old, issues of dementia, dysfunctional family patterns, joys and sorrows of childbirth & death, the positive effects of a national health service and government policies that serve the public, well-meaning doctors prescribing drugs with terrible unforeseen side-effects, medical patriarchy and issues of consent, the caring economy in the community, hiding in the closet with lesbians, prejudice, alcoholism related to post war PTSD, child abuse & torture, epidemic disease, and as always, character development of each unique individual in this talented ensemble.

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12 ratings

AVG: 4.63