Angry Doctor

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Move over, Dr House...

angry doc's new favourite medical TV series for the year is.... no, not Grey's Anatomy, but Doc Martin.

A British series about a socially-inept surgeon (as rude as House, not as witty, but immaculately dressed) who switches career-path to become a GP in a small Cornish town. The architechure and scenery!

In the first episode we see Doc Martin's brusque style clashing with the laid-back attitude of the townsfolk, with disastrous results.

I'll be following this series.

5 Comments:

  • Sounds like Martin Clunes playing a more educated version of his character in Men Behaving Badly...

    Interesting!

    By Anonymous Dr Epicurus, in Oz, At January 07, 2006 5:37 pm  

  • Haha, that's where I remember him from too.

    Interestingly, House is also played by a British actor.

    By Blogger angry doc, At January 07, 2006 8:33 pm  

  • The series Doc Martin is truly wonderful. I just managed to buy the box set of series 1 for £8.99 and I've watched it religiously. The second series is out here at the moment too - and it's even better.

    By Blogger Merys, At January 11, 2006 1:30 am  

  • maybe British actors can bring out the flavour. There are starking differences though, like Doc Martin's in a small town (where everyone hates him but needs him) and House's in a big hospital (where everyone hates him but needs him).. oh then again, not much =) Doc Martin's more polite I think haha.

    but I think end of the day, Doc Martin's about the small town. Caught the first episode and it was haha-funny and also feeling a bit sorry for him. Suspect that I won't feeling sorry for him much longer. Thank God for Hallmarks!

    By Anonymous rationalneurotic, At January 11, 2006 8:59 am  

  • Stylistically the two series are quite different. Doc Martin's pacing is more relaxed and less 'in your face', and the scripting and casting make the show feel more 'real'.

    I must confess I watch the Hallmark Channel too much for my own good..

    By Blogger angry doc, At January 11, 2006 9:28 am  

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