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Two medical dramas are adding doctors
August 20th, 2021 under New Amsterdam, Peter Gallagher, Shonda Rhimes. [ Comments: none ]

Last season, several doctors checked out some of the medical dramas they were on. Their departure makes room for new medical professionals.

Over in Seattle on Grey’s Anatomy, Peter Gallagher checks in as Dr. Alan Hamilton, who knew Ellis Grey (Kate Burton) back in the day, according to Variety. It sounds like now we know how they are going to incorporate the late Ellis Grey back into the series.

Meanwhile, over on the other side of the country in Manhattan, New Amsterdam is getting a new surgeon. Sandra Mae Frank is playing Dr. Elizabeth Wilder, a deaf surgeon. Like her character, Frank is also hearing-impaired.

We will see both actors debut in the season premieres of their series. The ABC drama returns on September 30th, and the NBC one is back on the 21st.


Get your tissues ready, New Amsterdam is back tonight!
March 2nd, 2021 under New Amsterdam. [ Comments: none ]

After almost a year of being off of the air, New Amsterdam is finally back with all-new episodes tonight at 10p on NBC.

The season starts off addressing what it was like for New Amsterdam Medical Center as they battled COVID-19. You get to see the emotional and physical toll it took on everyone. No one more than Dr. Vijay Kapoor (Anupam Kher) who is in a coma from the virus.

After you have gone through several tissues, it is time for business as normal at the hospital. What better way to get back to normal than with a plane crash in the Hudson. The pilot is brought into the hospital, and the NTSB wants to talk to him. Max (Ryan Eggold) tries to stall them while Dr. Iggy (Tyler Labine) talks to him about the accident. Did the pilot intentionally crash the plane or did he try to save the day? That is something they need to find out before the NTSB gets their hands on him.

Max is still running the hospital, and like all of the hospitals in the area, they are low on supplies. He will come up with a way to make sure everyone gets what they need. All he needs is one drug so that they can wake up Dr. Kapoor.

They are not the only ones who are dealing with fall out from the virus, so is Dr. Bloom (Janet Montgomery). She doesn’t know how to run the Emergency Room as she did before coronavirus. How will she deal with life post a pandemic, or should I say the new normal?

New Amsterdam is unlike the other medical dramas. It is not soapy. It is not about solving the illness of the week. It is about heart. It is about the patient and not the disease. That is why every week, I cannot wait to watch. The first two episodes of season 3 do not disappoint. They say good things come to wait, and we waited for this good thing.

Plus, I love watching my favorite character on the show, Ryan Eggold’s face. It needs its own category at the Emmys.


New Amsterdam ends its season without a cliffhanger!
April 14th, 2020 under New Amsterdam. [ Comments: none ]

I love New Amsterdam because it throws a straight arrow. It doesn’t do BS stunts like other medical shows. That was until last year’s season finale when several characters were involved in an ambulance crash and one of them died. We did not find out until the fall who it was.

Anyways, that was then. This year almost every shows’ season was cut short because of Coronavirus, including the NBC drama. Tonight, they will be airing their final filmed episode of the season at 9p. However, there was another episode that was completed this year. That one was about a pandemic, and the producers and the networks thought it was too close to home to air. It will air later on.

Now that we got that out of the way, tonight we meet a new character on the show. Dr. Cassian Shin (Daniel Dae Kim) joins the team as the head trauma surgeon. His methods are much different than Sharpe’s (Freema Agyeman) and the two of them butt heads. Will they be able to work together?

Max (Ryan Eggold) meets a boy and his parents and he knows something is wrong with the child, They do some tests and the boy has an incurable disease that will take his life before he is 30. There are some trials being done and Max will try to get him into one. Will he be able to charm his way into one like everything else he does?

Dr. Bloom’s (Janet Montgomery) ER is crashing, as in all of the patients keep crashing. She needs to figure out why before she loses a patient.

Dr. Kapoor (Anupam Kher) wishes he could lose a patient’s wife. That is because she keeps hitting on him. How will he handle the attention?

Tonight’s episode is a perfect ending for a perfect season. I will miss having new episodes until the show comes backs at some time.


The Good Doctor and New Amsterdam’s Daniel Dae Kim has Coronavirus
March 19th, 2020 under Coronavirus, New Amsterdam. [ Comments: 1 ]

Lost’s Daniel Dae Kim might be a co-creator of The Good Doctor and guest star on New Amsterdam, but that does not mean playing a doctor on television will make him immune from the Coronavirus.

He was working in Manhattan on the NBC medical drama when they told them they were shutting down production for the season. Therefore, he headed back to Hawaii to be with his family. On the plane ride back, he noticed he wasn’t feeling well. He called his doctor, and eventually got in to take the test. He says it is uncomfortable.

Anyway, he got the test results back, and it returned the positive. Maybe knowing what was wrong with him was enough to make him feel better, but it worked.

The actor says that he is willing to donate his blood to be tested to come up with a cure for this virus. Something I am sure he will find a way to be written into a future Good Doctor episode.

Kim also wanted to point out that we should not call this the Chinese Virus because it puts Asian-Americans’ lives at risk. He is Asian-American and he has it, but that is not where he got it from. If he did, then he would call it the New York Virus.

This is another example of why Donald Trump doesn’t understand how his words are dangerous. Several Asian-Americans have already been attacked physically and verbally because of that rhetoric. This is a time when we should be coming together as one, and not getting further apart. Coronavirus doesn’t care where you are from, what color your skin is, what Gd you believe in and who you love? It just cares that you are a warm body it can infect.

Get well soon, Kim! And can you offer to donate the medical props from the two medical dramas to a local hospital like The Resident?


BTWF: Tyler Labine in Sabrina the Teenage Witch
February 25th, 2020 under Before They Were Famous, New Amsterdam. [ Comments: none ]

Before Tyler Labine was fighting the devil in Reaper, he went to school with Sabrina the Teenage Witch. He looks the same now as he did when he was 17 in that 1996 telemovie.


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