Jul 29, 2014 4:10 PM GMT
In Portraying Gay Lives, TV is Coming of Age
Major Crimes on TNT. It is a spinoff from a show called The Closer. In just one series, we have the issues of homeless gay youth, battered gay youth, and prostitution, all handled in a way that was realistic.
On NBC, a summer-replacement show called The Night Shift takes place in a hospital in the southwest and focuses on veteran Army doctors. What's unusual about this show is that one of the doctors is in the closet and, in one of the last episodes, his boyfriend, an active-duty soldier, is rushed into the hospital and is in danger of having his leg amputated.