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Is a TV comedy about cancer appropriate?

By Expert HERWriter Guide Blogger July 29, 2010 - 6:12pm

Showtime's getting ready to air a comedy about cancer. You can read about it here. http://bit.ly/9FcFYp What do you think about this? Good idea? Bad idea? Could this help make it easier for survivors to talk more openly about cancer? Let us know your thoughts.

By Expert HERWriter Guide Blogger August 22, 2010 - 9:31pm

USA Today reports making the series has had a big impact on the actors. http://www.usatoday.com/life/television/news/2010-08-16-thebigc16_ST_N.htm

August 22, 2010 - 9:31pm
By Expert HERWriter Guide Blogger August 1, 2010 - 10:56am

He everyone - The show now has a Facebook group, where I learned you can can preview the first episode free: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ppgVWTYex8&list=SL

Would love to hear comments from anyone who watches the preview. Pat

August 1, 2010 - 10:56am
By HERWriter July 31, 2010 - 7:30am

Hi Pat.

A comeday about cancer ... Could be tricky, I guess. But it could maybe work .

If the show is written well it could probably be a great thing. Having cancer survivors as advisors would certainly help them to keep the writing on track.

On the other hand if it's played for cheap laughs, or gives inaccurate information it could be awful, couldn't it.

Showtime's program will give us some sense of whether this is a good idea or a bad one. Here's hoping it's good!

July 31, 2010 - 7:30am