This TV doctor is brilliant, but also kills people in the off hours through physician-assisted suicide.
In a TV show that is imported from Canada, a brilliant doctor is killing people by performing physician-assisted suicide, according to The New York Times review "Review: 'Mary Kills People,' but It's for a Good Reason."
While the Times review is somewhat mixed, the fact that this show exists at all, highlights the changing attitudes about euthanasia.
It was only a couple of decades ago when Dr. Kevorkian was seen as the evil "Doctor Death." Now, many people are taking the idea of physician-assisted suicide seriously.
A few states have recently legalized the practice and many more are considering it as part of the dying with dignity movement, which seeks to allow terminally ill people the choice of when they want to pass away and under what circumstances.
The concept, however, is still controversial since not everyone agrees it is a good idea.
But as a television show, it is likely to draw some interest as well as controversy.
Reference: New York Times (April 21, 2017) "Review: 'Mary Kills People,' but It's for a Good Reason."