When the sheer volume and velocity of right-wing shamelessness gets me down, I turn to my Roku. For the past few days, I’m been immersed in the Netflix adventures of BBC’s “Doc Martin,” about a high-powered London surgeon who takes a job in a seaside Cornish village after he develops a blood phobia. It’s your typical “fish out of water” plot, with the addition of the main character’s strong Asperger-like traits. (“Monk” in Cornwall!) And of course there’s some sexual tension between the new doc and the village schoolteacher.
The main thing, though, is the absolutely breathtaking scenery. It’s like being on vacation.
P.S. If you want to watch it, it’s free on Hulu.com. And I just found out Craig Ferguson is one of the creators.