META: Shows' representation of COVID

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Amnesia, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. reddice

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    First of all stop calling it social distancing. Whoever though of that dumb term should be dragged out of the street and shot. It is physical distancing and there are many side effects like depression and loneliness. It is also unnecessary just like masks it makes depression, regular health worse.
     
  2. gchance

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    The Goldbergs aren't wearing masks because the show is set in the 80s. They made that clear before the season started.

    "The Goldbergs" Star Hayley Orrantia Just Shared What It's Like To Film A TV Show During A Pandemic
     
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  3. ThePhoenix

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    I don’t like people in masks either. It doesn’t terrify me but it bothers me. I don’t like to look at people or engage with people who are wearing masks.
     
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  4. Royster

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    We are facing a very bad three months because of attitudes like this. Soon we will be having a 9/11 a day.

    Just wear the damn mask.
     
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  5. ThePhoenix

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    What an aggressive and derogatory comment. I wear the damn mask. This is how I feel. I don’t like people in masks. I don’t want to engage with them. You do you.
     
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  6. reddice

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    Comparing wearing a mask to 9/11 is a joke. During 9/11, people gathered mask-less, churches were open and everything else was open with no distancing.
     
  7. MScottC

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    Why don't you like people who are being responsible in their efforts to try to limit the spread of the pandemic? I don't like people who don't wear masks in my proximity, or make me walk out into the middle of the street to avoid them when we're both walking on narrow sidewalks. I don't like Covid positive people who get on airline flights. Basically I don't like selfish people who don't give a crap about the rest of society.
     
  8. keirgrey

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    So, he was referring to the number of deaths per day. But, you knew that.
     
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  9. Royster

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    And also a lot of innocent people were killed because of deliberate actions by bad actors.

    You are being asked to do a very small thing to protect others and you can't even do that. Don't talk to me about churches. Jesus would wear a mask.

    My wife is a pastor. We closed our church from March through the end of June because NY was just that bad. We've struggled to pay the bills. We are getting ready to close again because the lives of our members are more important.
     
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  10. allan

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    Getting back to TV, I dont want Covid in my TV shows. I'd rather see something that couldn't happen in real life, like murder hornets.
     
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  11. eddyj

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    I actually feel weird when I see shows set right now, and no mention of COVID, no masks, etc. It does not have to be a central point, but ignoring reality makes it even worse, IMO.
     
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  12. Royster

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    When I see ads or scenes with people doing things I wouldn't do today, it sometimes takes me out of the show for a moment.

    I also saw the trailer for Evil S2 and it looked like it was filmed with zoom.
     
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  13. Crow159

    Crow159 The CoVid Compadre

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    That's the thing for me. In some shows, I want the realistic portrayal of how the characters are dealing with it.

    I've really enjoyed this season of the Connors so far because of the added background pandemic. Like you said, it's not a central plot point, but it adds depth to the overall show that I like.
     
  14. blacknoi

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    I think show by show, its a choice to portray Covid or not.

    Both need representation for those that want escapism vs escapism anchored in realism.
     
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  15. mattack

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    This reminded me. Didn't Brooklyn Nine-Nine literally throw away a few (I think 4) completed episodes because of the pandemic? (or maybe police brutality?) I really hope they eventually show up as "lost" episodes.
     
  16. zuko3984

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    I think they had a few episodes written but not actually shot that they decided to re-do and start over. It was the police brutality stuff they wanted to incorporate not the pandemic stuff.
     
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  18. JYoung

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    I saw two people moving to hug on TV and I immediately said, "NO TOUCHING!"


    That was just a promo for the show, not the actual show.
    They are also doing promos for The Unicorn the same way.
     
  19. dswallow

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    I dislike it, especially in the medical shows. It's like we're being forced to endure the first 6 months of it all over again, like a fourth wave.
     
  20. smbaker

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    Watched episode 3 of Bull (skipped the first two), and I thought the mask usage was pretty inconsistent and almost a little silly. Coworkers would take off the mask when in close proximity to one another, and then put it on when distanced. It felt like a combination of trying to be a little bit preachy, while avoiding wearing the mask for any scene where the audience would place value in being able to see an actor's face. Not sure how the first two episodes compare; I heard episode 1 is bizarre and the people I know who watched it did not like it.
     

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