Saturday, April 9, 2005

In Praise of Lost, the TV Show

*Warning: Minor Spoilers Ahead*

Lost is the best show on television. Besides the usual reasons like great acting, beautiful locations, and inventive scripts, here's one more: it treats complex medical issues well. This is a small sample:
  • The opening sequence of triage after an apocalyptic plane crash
  • The story of Locke, the disabled -- and reabled -- hunter
  • The heroin-addicted ex-rock star
  • The father & son surgeon team, alcoholism, and malpractice
  • Deception and living related kidney transplantation
  • Pregnancy and the single mom
  • Aggressive interventions and medical futility

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