Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bedtime Watching: NY Med

Hey!  Welcome to a weird version of my "Naptime Reading" column where I'm going to tell you what my husband and I have saved on the DVR for after Reese hits the Land of Nod.

We've been in a lawless television territory ever since our regular TV shows (Mad Men, Parks and Rec, and The Office) ended and all the HGTV shows started to just blend together (Seriously! People with your granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and open floor plans? Really?).  It's even that dead period between the seemingly neverending hockey season, the terminally depressing football season (for a Redskins fan like my husband), the terminally boring NBA season, and the baseball playoffs.

But now!  We have a destination on our DVR.

NY Med.

It's like ER without Clooney.

Wait.  That didn't come out right.

Mostly we watch it because...our friends are on it!  My husband spent his first year of residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center, so watching the show is like a "Where's Waldo in the OR," trying to decide who we know among the masked residents and attendings.

One of them is in the trailer below...look for him saying that his patient is open on the table waiting for a liver!

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Anyways, it's no Mad Men, and I'd prefer a lot less Dr. Oz and a lot more of the guy who's actually operating on that mitral valve, but for summertime...pretty good!  There's even a priapism in the first episode!

P.S. If you have any questions about what's real and what's BS (because there is a lot of it) let me know!  I can post comments from our expert panel, re: my husband after two beers.


  1. Did you guys watch Boston Med? If not, you may really enjoy that as well (even without the where's waldo aspect) - I think episodes are still up on Hulu. I really enjoyed both Hopkins and Boston Med (especially since several of my husband's medical school classmates were on Boston Med), so I've been anxiously awaiting this series. My husband's only complaint is that all three series seem to focus so heavily on surgery -- other aspects of medicine are interesting, too! :)

  2. Yes, we are total nerds and have watched all three installments. They definitely go for the drama and always focus on ER and transplant. The other stuff is interesting but not as easy to package for tv.


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