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20 November 2009 @ 03:51 pm
[TV] Pushing Diasies and mental illness  
I didn't start watching Pushing Daisies until season two and didn't know a lot about season one, but I am highly disturbed by 1.03 "The Fun in the Funeral" so much that I'm torn about whether to cut my complaint, because I surely wish I'd been warned.

Chuck drugs her aunts? Chuck DRUGS her aunts with ANTI-DEPRESSANTS? What fresh hell is this shit?

Force drugging people is not okay. I hope the show addresses how very, very wrong this is, but I have my doubts.
Current Mood: angryangry
JoSelleupstart_crow on November 20th, 2009 06:02 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen the show so Chuck and her aunts don't mean anything to me, since I've no point of reference.

But sadly, this is what happens to people like me every day in hospitals, in group homes, and even in our own homes by carers. Which is why the debate over forced medication (which I don't think should be a debate in 98-99 percent of circumstances) goes on. :(

Sorry. Just really really raw today about some other depression issues.

Carla M. Leecarlamlee on November 20th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
I know, that's why it's so frustrating to me to have it in this show (which is otherwise mostly charming and lovely) as a good thing, as the right thing to do. Because it does happen in life, and it shouldn't, I really don't want to see it portrayed as a positive thing in my television shows.

And, okay, part of my anger is that it could be me being drugged without consent because it's "what's best" but even if it couldn't, I don't want to see this in my media.

No apologies necessary. I'm glad you said something.
st_aurafina: Pushing Daises: The pie-makerst_aurafina on November 20th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
It made me cringe, too - as well as the way it implied that this was okay because the medication was homeopathic. If it helps, I think it was generally portrayed as a bad thing, something Chuck is ashamed of, but can't stop herself from doing. There's no terrible consequence as such, but generally, bad things come of it, and her aunts get over their depression in their own way.