Monday, March 20, 2017


We live in a golden age of great television programs and we've watched a lot of the heavy ones: The Sopranos, House of Cards, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Narcos, The Fall, Bloodlines, Game of Thrones.  There's a lot of brutality in these shows.  The gangster myth is front and center right now in TV. 

Lately we're watching Call The Midwife.  No one gets their head blown off in this show, and it's a relief.  This show is about public health for women and services to the poor working class. It's timely, as these are the very services and people that the current administration disrespects, with the blessing of a large section of our society who think of public health as entitlement culture that we can't afford.  This show brings the value and humanity of public health home with good  characters and storylines and more than a little melodrama and romance.

The secular folks and the religious folks get along because they're not trying to shame everyone; they have a joint mission.

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