Entertainment Media *Poof* Made Covid Go Away

In the 2020–21 season, a few network television programs made a mostly lame attempt to depict Covid. Later in 2021, most stopped but some added a disclaimer. In 2022, they’re going full what is Covid never heard of it. In ignoring Covid, they stopped telling our stories.

THIS IS (USED TO BE) US.

They tried. A few masks, a few comments: I had 42 negative tests before I came to see you, my aging mother… and my aging step father (we never liked you anyway). This Is Us had the advantage of depicting past, present and future and…

--

--

--

Lawyer. Artist. Little known fact about me: I have a football trophy for accidentally tackling someone holding the ball at the right time.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

A Sims 2 Story

HBO Max has a one-week free trial for new subscribers.

Shows I’ve enjoyed over the past year…

How to be more like The Doctor

Transatlantic Trauma: When British sitcoms become Americanized

Retrospective on Damages

Get in the Halloween spirit with Radiotopia 👻

Dear Dr. Manhattan: F@%K You Very Much

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Ellen Beth Gill

Ellen Beth Gill

Lawyer. Artist. Little known fact about me: I have a football trophy for accidentally tackling someone holding the ball at the right time.

More from Medium

Where Will All the Teachers Go?

Meltdown on Ice: That was embarrassing to watch…

The poison we are weaned on

Please Don’t Cancel Whoopi Goldberg

Photo of Whoopi Goldberg with dreadlocks and eyeglasses worn low on her nose. She is wearing a white blouse and a black scarf with minimal fringe. Behind her is a member of the U.S. military.