Rarely is there a show that seems to revel in its backwards, borderline evil logic. The latest episode of the Lifetime series Mary Kills People only dives deeper into its awful nature by highlighting death as - get this - a party.
On Monday’s episode of Lifetime’s euthanasia drama, Mary Kills People, the friends and family of underground euthanasia practitioner Mary (Caroline Dhavernas) start doubting the supposed good of assisted suicide. Yet despite the doubts (and the title of the show), Mary still insists, “I’m not a killer.” In the episode titled “The Connection,” Mary’s sister, Nicole, begs to accompany Mary to kill a woman dying of cancer. The sisters do the woman’s make-up and listen to her reminisce about her life before helping her commit suicide. However, Nicole becomes incredibly uncomfortable with the euthanasia and argues with a calm Mary over her motives. Nicole exclaims, “You're acting like we didn't just kill another human being!"
Lifetime’s euthanasia Drama, Mary Kills People, is no longer just championing the cause of assisted suicide for the terminally ill or those suffering from intense physical pain. Now, the show supports euthanasia for those enduring great emotional pain, such as due to the death of a loved one. ER nurse Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas) kills people so that they can die “with dignity.” Monday night’s second season premiere, “The Means,” had Mary justifying her decision to euthanize both a man dying from mesothelioma and his perfectly healthy wife because they want to die together.
Looks like NBC’s Law & Order: SVU still hasn’t learned a bit from last week’s disaster. Somehow, they’ve managed to jump from raping a conservative pundit straight into euthanizing a ten-month-old baby. Safe to say, decency standards have left the room ages ago.
This year, TV writers made no effort to conceal their liberal biases. Show plotlines were riddled with left-leaning political views, ranging from attempts to destigmatize abortion and euthanasia to caricaturizing Republicans as poor-hating racists. Here are 10 of the most outrageously liberal TV scenes from the year guaranteed to make your blood boil:
Por años, en sus varias plataformas mediáticas, el veterano presentador del Noticiero Univision Jorge Ramos ha abogado por posturas liberales, no importa cuánto disten de la corriente. La instancia más reciente de estos sesgos en favor de una política pública nos llegan a través de la edición del otoño del 2017 de la revista Compassion & Choices (compasión y opciones).
Univision senior news anchor Jorge Ramos has long advocated for liberal policy positions throughout his media footprint, no matter how far outside the mainstream they may be. The latest instance of these policy biases comes via the Fall 2017 issue of Compassion & Choices Magazine.
On the July 25 episode of Loaded, "Leon's Teacher," we see the characters who just sold their startup company for millions trying to navigate their new-found wealth by finding out what it can and cannot buy.
On Monday July 24, the parents of the terminally ill baby Charlie Gard released a statement that they would be withdrawing their petition to have their son treated. While many in the UK and across the world mourned the travesty and injustice of the court’s decision, others sought to justify the reasoning behind it. In a piece for The Guardian, UCL health professor, Ian Kennedy, expressed sympathy for the plight of Charlie, but ultimately justified it on the basis that “children do not belong to their parents.”
In Wednesday’s New York Times, Dan Bilefsky and Sewell Chan reported from London on the tragic medical and legal controversy around the infant Charlie Gard: “Baby’s Illness Grows Tragic on Global Stage.” The text box declared the science settled, and the opinion of world leaders that the baby’s life should be fought for a mere nuisance that promises to make things worse: “Support from the pope and President Trump may give parents irrational hope."
NBC’s The Carmichael Show has become the latest show to join Hollywood’s trend of endorsing euthanasia. On Wednesday night’s episode, “Grandma Francis,” grandsons Jarrod (Jarrod Carmichael) and Bobby (LilRel Howery) help Grandma Francis, suffering from Alzheimer’s, kill herself with painkillers. Grandma Francis receives pushback from her son, Joe (David Alan Grier), after she declares she’s going to “take matters into my own hands and end my life myself.” She insists, “I got to make this decision while I still can."
The 2-part season finale of Lifetime’s Mary Kills People, “The Judas Cradle” and “Morning Glory,” which aired Sunday night, wrapped up the season with this message: Those in favor of assisted suicide are “the good ones.” Those against assisted suicide are “bad guys.” Even in the midst of a murder investigation, her partner turning on her, and her daughter never wanting to speak to her again, Holy Mary (Caroline Dhavernas) still finds the time to kill people. She meets a man suffering from cystic fibrosis in a hotel room, and the two proceed to push the show’s justifications for assisted suicide, likening “refusing to let people die” to medieval torture.