i cant believe how much i ended up liking MOB DOCTOR. . . . i watched the first couple of shows and really wasnt as interested as the other shows i watch, then i had a day i wasnt doing anything and watched all the shows recorded on my dvr.... i fell in love with the characters and was excited to keep watching!!! i cant wait to see what happens next season!!!
New from FOX and directed by Ken Olin (who directed and produced hits such as The West Wing, Felicity, Judging Amy, Freaks and Geeks, Thirtysomething, and the popular but short-lived EZ Streets). and starring Jordana Spiro (My boys, Harry's Law) comes a Monday night offering which is most definitely not your grand-mother's Marcus Welby or your Dad's ER or even our recently departed and much beloved House, MD! This show is a whole new take on a (M)edical (D)rama which happens to have as much (M)achetes and (D)ynamite as it does (M)edicine and (D)octors.
Seems an Odd combination for sure but it's just a normal day in the life of Dr. Grace Devlin, a talented cardiothoracic surgery resident in a prominent Chicago hospital who just happens to owe a big debt to local mob boss, "Constatine". (played very convincingly by William Forsythe).
The show has been met with a mixture of reviews ranging from okay, mediocre to down-right awful with a collective score of 42/100 from Metacritic which is a shame because it really is a good show.
The Mob Doctor before it aired i was excited to check it out since Jordana Spiro was part of it, but from the trailers i thought it was gonna get cancelled right away, and boy was i wrong. It was unexpectedly good, the story line i've enjoyed since its not your normal med show with so many lovey dovey scenes. the acting is good no complains. i do admit it could be a little better but that's no reason for it to be cancelled...
Am I the only person absolutely fed up with watching gorgeous stick thin 110 pound women (with larger breasts than you would expect on someone this size) with flawless long thick loose curls and luminous skin strolling about in 4 inch heels (always amusing when its a doctor or lawyer - god their feet must hurt) as they fight crime/injustice/sew up arteries/save the day in court...blah blah blah.
Is it possible for US TV shows to cast anyone that vaguely resembles a normal female human being? Of course, if you are a dude you can look like a fat, ugly ape and thats OK. But all females have to be under 25, under 110 pounds and have perfect features.
Oh and the premise of this show, while I applaud it for originality, is pretty thin. And the main character is very annoying and the uncompromising/against everyone/darkly unique else persona has been done to death...
I really love this show. I hope they continue with it. I can't wait for more episodes. The Moretti character is my favorite. I can't wait to see how his plans unfold. I was totally shocked to see him turn up alive in the last episode. Michael Rapaport is attractive and intriguing. He plays the part really well. I love the gutsy yet vunerable makeup of the Grace character.
I had really high hopes for this but it feels really fragmented to me. I understand the basis (she gets caught working for the mob to save her brother) but she is all over the place; asking cooperation from a nurse so she can use a dead mans name in order to get tests on a mob guy done, etc. and flying all over the place to the degree that so far I am not sure I have actually seen her treat a patient at the hospital to any length.
I will give it a couple of weeks more in the hopes that it improves and gets on track but that is about it.
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