In China, the series "Heroes in the Front Line", based on real events from the pandemic Wuhan, scored just 2.4 out of 10 possible points on the most popular review platform in the PRC, the Douban social network. The BBC Russian Service writes about this.
The series started on September 17 on the main PRC TV channel CCTV-1. Although its premiere was announced as a story about the contribution of women to the fight against a covid epidemic (since the majority of doctors in the country are women), viewers saw that many female roles were presented in a subordinate role or even as interfering with the heroic deeds of men.
Also, Chinese critics noted the dismissive approach to the portrayal of nurses in the series: as if it was not work that was more important to them, but the opportunity to gossip about male colleagues (in fact, men made up only 5% of nurses in Wuhan).
The Wuhan Federation of Trade Unions also complained that sexism found itself not only in the series, but also in real life: of the 13 people awarded the National Leader Diploma for the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, only four were women.