Newest Review: ... A & E department. "Casualty" would not have retained its viewers, and acquired new ones along the way, if it had not remaine... more
Casualty bumped off the schedule
Author Name: N French
Advantages: Topical, fresh, entertaining drama
Disadvantages: None, though a bit graphic at times
Anyone with a pulse and a TV must know by now what the show is about: good characterisation, self-contained, interesting and topical plots centered on and around an A & E department. "Casualty" would not have retained its viewers, and acquired new ones along the way, if it had not remained fresh and engaging. It does not shy away from tackling difficult subjects and does so sensitively. It has unobtrusively moved with the times, the characters evolving, new ones being introduced smoothly, plots offering food for thought at every turn.... Moreover, it does not depend on contrived cliff hangers (like some other serials) for viewers to want to watch the next episode. Is it why the fans are cynically penalised by seeing their show constantly bumped off the saturday schedule whenever it suits the powers that be, in favour of some asinine "celebrity this or that" or other forgettable show, as is the case again this week? So, so irritating!