An interesting yet limited premise, I personally though the show had a lot of promise.
I enjoyed both episodes far more than some of the garbage that airs in the US, and I think it shows just how dumb the American public is becoming when a show with such potential gets such low viewing figures yet a fat obnoxious white trash kid is everywhere you look.
I'm really enjoying this show so far! I like that it doesn't take itself too seriously and isn't afraid to let the audience know they are in on the joke. Last night's episode was even better than the premiere. I work at DISH and was live-Tweeting "Don't Answer The Phone" with my coworkers, which is a blast, but I ended up missing a few things. I always watch the episode again the next day after a live-tweet specifically because of that, and since it's on one of the four major networks during primetime it's recorded by the PrimeTime Anytime feature on my DISH Hopper. I'm really looking forward to a second viewing today after work.
Critics and the public often puzzle me, and Do No Harm is a good example of why. The critics hated it and it was so unpopular that it only lasted two episodes, yet I thought it was pretty good, a stylish little drama that showed promise. Yes, there were issues; realistically no surgeon is going to always have the luxury of being able to clock out at a certain time, and certainly he had already caused enough serious trouble to find it unimaginable that he would be fired or jailed by the fifth episode, but if you don't think too hard it's all critics didn't just pan it as run of the mill or a little bland, which I would have considered reasonable, but declared it truly wretched, complaining about terrible writing that I never saw.
There are better shows on TV, but there are worse shows that the critics have drooled over. Too bad it was cancelled.
This short-lived NBC drama, "Do No Harm", was so atrocious that the writers of "The Simpsons" are, more than likely, already coming up with a parody entitled "Do No Homer", in which Professor Frink injects a serum that is supposed to control Homer's violent behavior but ends up having other horrifying consequences. The satire will undoubtedly be much funnier and more in keeping with the legend of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde than this travesty of a TV series ever did.