Hollywood and the Lab Profession
Over the weekend, I was catching up on the first season of my new favorite show, Dexter. On the show, the main character does blood spatter analysis for the Miami police, and has a deep, dark secret -- he's a serial killer who kills other killers. Phew.
Baddie slaying aside, in the episode called "Truth Be Told," Dexter submits an urgent blood sample to a lab professional. For the less than a minute she's shown, the young girl is jammin' out to her iPod, and Dexter has a hard time getting her attention. (But at least she is wearing gloves!)
Does it bother you how laboratory professionals are represented on television and in movies? That on House, the doctors seem to do everything, including running lab tests?
What are some examples of shows or movies that show lab professionals--or ones that don't include them when they should? Have you ever seen an episode of a TV show or a movie that did the lab profession justice? I'm interested in hearing what you have to say!