One of my favorite tv shows is Grey’s Anatomy. For those of you that do not know, this is a fictional show about doctors who all work together in the same hospital and all of the drama that goes on in each one of their busy lives. One of the reasons I like this show is because of how extremely diverse it is throughout the entire thing. Starting in season one, there were four males who were casted as lead roles as well as four women casting as lead roles. Within this cast, there were two men of color, one women of color and another women from an Asian ethnicity. As the show went on the numbers increased in diversity as well as having lead roles increase their diversity as well. Not only does this show incorporate women of color or different ethnicity playing the roles of high up professionals of surgeons in the medical field, it also incorporates diversity among other social statuses such as lesbians, bisexuals, and gays. Throughout the show, there are a few different characters who play the roles of lesbians, while also having lead roles on the medical staff within this television series. The show incorporates bisexuality by taking one of the lesbian females and putting her into a relationship with another guy on the show for a more dramatic feel to get the audience wondering what is going to happen next.
Another social topic that is addressed that can be a diverse conversation is the topic of abortion. As a tv show that takes place in the hospital, some of the episodes have pregnant women in them wether the pregnancy was intended or not. With this, the option of abortion arises. Not only does that take place in the patients on the tv show though, there are episodes where even the main characters are in this position of deciding what to do. The director and writer of the show both do a tremendous job of keeping biased opinions out of the show and making it very equal for everyone to enjoy no matter what your standpoints are on any of the above topics or statuses. Lastly, this show has a tendency to lose a lot of its main characters or doctors if you will. Weather that is from them dying in a horrible accident, or them moving to another practice for the sake of the show, they end up not being casted anymore. With that, I really appreciate how well they “replace” these characters with new characters who add equal diversity to the show, if not more.