So, the pandemic is, as I type this, still going on. The Omicron wave may have peaked in my area. I have no idea. But I do watch TV. How have different TV series handled this thing that’s pretty hard to ignore?
YouTube channel The Take opted to look into how fictional TV characters have handled all things COVID.
Essentially, The Take argues that there were three paths: acknowledge the pandemic as a reality on the show, pretend it’s over, or make like it didn’t happen at all. How does that work out? That depends on the show and what the audience wants. See below for an explanation.