There’s so much about the red band society that annoy me. The kids are way too healthy and have far too much energy. I hate how big the rooms are, that the kids have the run of the place, that people can smoke in the freaking hospital, and the eating disorder unit doesn’t have supervised meals.
But, something about it intrigues me. I don’t see them as sick kids in the hospital, just like I don’t think of Elementary being about Sherlock and Watson. For some reason, I can put aside the integral part of a show, and then enjoy it.
In my brain, it’s a group of kids *recovering* from different things (minus the new boy). They’re all on the mend in a residential center. They’re doing pretty well physically, but not so much mentally. Suspension of disbelief for the “residential = similar problems.”
If my brain said they were in a hospital, chronically ill, and sick enough to have a prolonged hospital stay, I would hate it. The show is nowhere near portraying that. I feel bad for being chronically ill, but liking the show. There can be so many downfalls on the chronically ill because of this show, and yet my brain says “guilty pleasure, everyone has one”