We know TV producers have to make their programmes dramatic in order to win viewers, but the portrayal of Glasgow in this episode was crass, demeaning and biased.
The show clearly played upon old and out-dated stereotypes of Glasgow.
No one denies we have our problems, difficulties and challenges but the image of Glasgow as deprived and gang-ridden is a million miles away from the reality of Glasgow as one of Europe's leading cosmopolitan cities.
I'm a proud Glaswegian, having been born here, educated here and now honoured to represent the city in the Scottish Parliament.
You can tell a lot about our city by the enormous talent that we have produced in every field.
Globally acclaimed musicians from Franz Ferdinand to Glasvegas, internationally recognised artists and poets such as the late Edwin Morgan and Turner Prize winners such as Martin Boyce who was a student at our world-famous Glasgow School of Art – the list goes on.
Look through your DVDs at home and you'll undoubtedly have movies starring leading Glaswegian actors such as James McAvoy, Robbie Coltrane and everyone's favourite comedian, Billy Connolly.
If you are into sport we have no shortage men and women who have excelled in their chosen field, be they experienced veterans such as Sir Alex Ferguson or modern-day gold-winning Olympians like Katherine Grainger.
With the Commonwealth Games around the corner, our city's sporting prowess will be on full display and I have no doubt Glasgow will deliver a first-class Commonwealth Games in 2014.
We are proud of being a city of culture, with Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera, the Royal Conservatoire, and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra all based here, not to mention our world famous museums such as Kelvingrove Art Gallery and the Transport Museum.
We are also an international cosmopolitan city. It is estimated more than 110 different languages are spoken by our schoolchildren alone; it is not unusual for me to flit between Punjabi and English in the same conversation and many more here are bilingual and multilingual.
Then of course there are the people.
Glaswegians are known on every continent for their warm and hospitable nature.
Glasgow is an incredible city, with a bustling city centre, and vibrant nightlife and is steeped in tradition and history.
Yes, we have our challenges, and there is plenty we can continue to do better but let's move on from having people talk down our city, especially when it is for cheap ratings figures.
Glasgow is and always will be miles better than that.