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April 1, 2005

incompetent research

It took me thirty seconds to find this definition of incompetent cervix on google.

Why, then, were the writers of the Gorgeous/Gruesome TV show Nip/Tuck (which I currently love but entirely expect to hate soon) Unable/Unwilling to make the thirty second effort to determine whether their story line was feasible?

If you haven't seen the first season and are spoiler-sensitive, do not read on.

I know that as titles of medical conditions go, "incompetent cervix" is about as Gorgeous/Gruesome as they come. And I know they needed some kind of "preventable" miscarriage scenario, but COME ON. The woman was eight weeks pregnant, and announced during her examination that she had never even heard of the condition, much less experienced it previously, which would make that diagnosis pretty much impossible.

Could they not have figured this out? Fact-checking? Vetting? Something? I realize that my standards for versimilitude are probably unrealistic, but it purports to be a show about medicine, after all. Mostly boob jobs, but medicine, nonetheless.

by rebecca at 9:50 AM
in media momming | pregnancy | pregnancy


I agree, but the show is still fun to watch!

comment by Anonymous at April 2, 2005 7:05 PM

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