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“I wrote this for my English TV review homework ”

Written on: 26/01/2011 by AriannaPlacidi (1 review written)

I wrote this for my English TV review homework

Exaggerated City

Is Holby City stereotyping hospital behaviour?

Holby City is a hospital based drama about the lives of the workers in the hospital. It involves love affairs, marriages, divorces, births, deaths, friendships and murders. The popular TV soap has been on air for 11 years and has generated views of over 5.44 million. But is Holby City changing the views on the real hospitals or is it simply another dramatized TV programme.

Holby City, in my opinion, isn't that far off real hospital life. There are romances and job fighters in reality but perhaps not as dramatic. The relationship between Joseph Byrne (Luke Roberts) and Faye Byrne (Patsy Kensit) went on for too long and bored viewers with the constant on and off relationship between them both which finally ended with Faye leaving her baby with Joseph and starting a new life in France. The departure of the feisty Connie Beauchamp (Amanda Mealing) who went to go and look after her father with dementia, wasn't much of a surprise to the viewers as the story line was dragged on but Ric Griffen(Hugh Quarshie), who was diagnosed with cancer, was a complete shock to us all, wasn't it?

Holby City views are decreasing throughout every series. Is this because the most popular characters have fled the set in hope for better acting roles? Or is it that the once popular TV soap is becoming old and in need of giving up its slot on a Tuesday evening at 8:00pm to more newer programmes?

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