Inspector Lewis

Last week I mentioned a new show that was doing disability right. Today I have to report a show doing it badly. At least it’s only one episode. My father discovered a detective show on Masterpiece Mystery that he really likes. It’s called Inspector Lewis. We watched the first episode together on Netflix and quickly found that one of the suspects in the first mystery is a paraplegic. The younger detective specifically says that this man is “paralysed from the waist down” (to use the British spelling, since it takes place at Oxford!) Yet this character is using a power wheelchair and has a personal care assistant. What?! Are they serious?  He’s also the most vile, bitter, horrible, cruel character I’ve seen in a long time. Of...

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