Great news: Assisted-suicide sitcom coming to BBC
posted at 1:55 pm on November 24, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
Am I kidding? Unfortunately, no. The only bright spot is that it appears to be only a six-episode miniseries:
The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison is to star in new BBC Three sitcom Way to Go.
The six-part series is described as a “black comedy” about three men who set up an assisted-suicide business.
Harrison will play Scott, who devises the desperate scheme when his terminally ill neighbor asks for his help to die and his brother Joey (Ben Heathcote) is in desperate need of cash to pay off his gambling debts.
NRO’s Wesley Smith calls this the “normalization of suicide,” and notes that this is a case of art reflecting life … er, death, as it were:
Oh, and by the way, this idea was already proposed for real in Oregon ($5000 for the whole package, including music and flowers), but the psychiatrist would-be entrepreneur lost his medical license for other reasons before he could open the doors. Meanwhile, in Switzerland, suicide clinics rake in the dough.
Culture of death, Wesley? What culture of death?