Saturday, June 25, 2011

Combat Hospital Review

Lets Talk About It - From NYC w/Dana J.

I am elated to see my sumemr shows coming back, but I am even more looking forward to some of the premiers. One of them happening to be Combat Hospital, which preimered on ABC on 6/21 @ 10pm. I can be somewhat picky with my shows. I like a good drama or comedy that keeps it fresh and exciting. If I stop laughing or watching, than I am sure I am not alone. Casting, talent, and delivery by the actors are a big part of making a show work; however, the writing has to be top notch. I sometimes feel that writers do not get the credit that fully deserve.

That being said, this new show has such promise. I think the cast is nicely rounded with Michelle Borth, Elias Koteas, Luke Mably, Terry Chen, etc. I enjoyed watching them, and it proved to be the right choices for the right roles. The show is compelling, intriguing, real, true, and pushes boundaries.

It is nice to see a medical drama that changes it up a bit. It is a unique setting, which I think plays a vital role in selling the show. The show kept me watching without straying or wanting to surf the channels, which means it was not boring. A show needs to hold the audiences attention, and it did just that...for me anyway. I hope ABC gives this show the chance to flourish into an amazing medical drama. It is different and unlike anything other medical drama I have seen in a long time.

The only challenge I see is to portray and represent the setting of the show sufficiently. There are times where a show tries to create something that just doesn't cut it or work well, which makes a show ridiculously unbelievable to the audience or hard to watch. Medical dramas or cop shows can be an easy target, which is why so many have failed while others succeeded. It has more to do than that because people have a preference, but there is a certain expectation. We do have to distinguish between television and reality; however, with the right components you can come as close as possible.

Medical dramas seem to be a popular genre, so let's hope people tune it and watch this one. It is well worth it. I don't want to jump ahead of myself of course, but I do think it is a keeper. :)

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