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Tyler Labine hospitalized with a ‘fatal blood clot’
July 3rd, 2023 under New Amsterdam. [ Comments: none ]


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Tyler Labine might have played a doctor in a hospital on New Amsterdam for five years, but I don’t think it prepared him for actually being a patient in one. However, last week he found himself in that position.

Sometimes it’s a Tuesday and you’re walking around with a tummy ache so you try to sleep it off. Then sometimes you wake up on a weds with a stomach ache so bad you decide to go to the ER at your local hospital. And then sometimes your tummy ache turns out to be a potentially fatal blood clot in your intestines and liver and you have to spend the next 3 days in the hospital trying not to die. Just sometimes.

I’m doing alright. Slow recovery but I’m here with my family supporting me and my lovely girlfriend Martha taking care of me. Im counting my blessings and just possibly reassessing what’s really important to me in this life.

Thankfully, the Devil from Reaper didn’t take him!

I am praying that the 45-year-old gets better soon and is back to enjoying some time with his girlfriend and family.


Night Court pleads its case, New Amsterdam checks out
January 17th, 2023 under NBC, New Amsterdam. [ Comments: 4 ]

Tonight at 8p, Night Court is back in session on NBC. Unfortunately, Harry Stone (Harry Anderson) is no longer with us, but his daughter is about to take over his judge’s chair.

Melissa Rauch plays Abby (wait until you hear what Abby is short for) Stone, and she is a new judge. She is just like her dad, and not everyone is going to like it. So she loses her public defender and decides to ask the recently widowed Dan Fielding if he wants to do it.

At first, he says no. But eventually, he gives in. He is not the same man we knew back in the ’80s. He has grown up, and he is a mentor to the people in the Night Court.

Olivia Moore (India de Beaufort) is the ADA. She is good at her job but has a lot to learn. Thankfully, Dan is there to help her.

And he is also there for Neil (India de Beaufort), who is the clerk. He is so a work in progress. And each week, we will see him getting a little bit stronger.

Finally, there is Gorgs (Lacretta), the bailiff. She is the perfect mix of Bull and Roz.

I grew up with Night Court, and it is one of my favorite shows. I like the sequel, but I don’t love it. I can tell it will grow on me, but after six episodes, I know I am going to need the season.

My biggest problem is Rauch is trying too hard to be like Harry Anderson. And no one can step into his clown shoes.

The other problem is they castrated Dan Fielding. He was a womanizer, but that is what made him so lovable. To take away such a big part of the character takes away from the character.

If you enjoyed the original, then you will like this version. You just have to stay with it.

Then at 9p, New Amsterdam says goodbye with a two-hour series finale. The first episode is your average one. However, the second one starts out with Max (Ryan Eggold) saying his goodbye to the hospital.

In his farewell speech to everyone, he tells them to remember the moment that they chose to be doctors. And throughout the episode, we will see that moment for Iggy (Tayler Labine), Bloom (Janet Montgomery), Reynolds (Jocko Sims), and Wilder (Sandra Mae Frank).

Back to Max leaving, he says his goodbye so that he could spend the day with his daughter. But a rare case comes in, and he is the only doctor who has successfully saved someone who had it. So, he comes back in, and everyone that we love will work with him to try to save her life.

Will they be able to do it? All I will say is the series gets a perfect ending.

I will miss New Amsterdam. Unfortunately, it went off course when they sent him to London. But it was back this season with lots of heartwarming moments. And no medical show did as good of a job as they did.

Because of that, I want to thank everyone who worked on the show for five years. You brought the heart back to medical dramas.


New Amsterdam is back for its final chapter
September 20th, 2022 under New Amsterdam. [ Comments: 9 ]

Tonight at 10p, New Amsterdam begins its final chapter on NBC. I don’t know if I cried watching the season premiere because of what happened during it or the fact that the medical drama is ending. I think it is a mixture of both.

It starts off with Max (Ryan Eggold) still reeling from Helen leaving him at the altar in the season finale. However, he loves having his old job back now that they get rid of the Wicked Witch of the West Side.

Not only is he back as the medical director of the New Amsterdam, but the show is also back to being how good it was for the first three seasons. Can we ignore last season?

Anyways, Iggy (Tyler Labine), Reynolds (Jocko Sims), and Wilder (Sandra Mae Frank) have some complex cases on their plate. And they will do their magic to help their patients. No matter how good they are as doctors, they can’t always heal the sick. But they are going to try their hardest.

And we don’t have to try to love this series because it comes naturally, just like Eggold’s facial expressions.


Freema Agyeman will not be back for New Amsterdam’s final season
July 20th, 2022 under New Amsterdam. [ Comments: 8 ]

The network shows are back in production. Therefore, we are finding out who will be back and who will not be.

Today, we learned that Freema Agyeman is not returning for the show’s final season as Dr. Helen Sharpe. The actress announced the news on social media.

Dearest Dam Fam.
First off I would like to say a huge heartfelt THANK YOU for your unending, dedicated and deliciously ferocious support! I feel very fortunate to have connected with so many of you, while rolling around in the skin of Ms. Helen Sharpe, and witness every ebb and flow of your emotional investment in her. What a ride! Thank you for being on it with me. She has meant so much to me, but the time has come for me to hang up her white coat, as I officially share the news that I will not be returning for the final season of New Amsterdam. While I am saddened, I am also incredibly excited to see how the story concludes as a fan of the series. It has been such a joy to play Dr. Helen Sharpe for 4 seasons – those magnificent writers built a badass! Beyond grateful for the opportunity to tell some of her stories!
Fanfic – it’s over to you to tell the rest!!
Lots of love Fam!

The news is shocking but not surprising how the medical drama ended its fourth season. Sharpe called Max to tell him that she could not go through with their wedding and that she would not be joining him in NYC.

The medical drama’s biggest mistake was sending Sharpwin to London. I don’t know what they were thinking, but that ruined the fourth season. It never made sense why Max would leave New Amsterdam for a woman.

So, I am sad that Agyemam is leaving the show, but I am not sad to see her character gone. How do you feel about her departure?


New Amsterdam’s 5th season will be its last
March 14th, 2022 under New Amsterdam. [ Comments: none ]

The first two seasons of New Amsterdam did so well in the ratings that NBC gave it a 3 season pickup. However, as the show went on, the viewers didn’t stay with it. Because of that, NBC decided that the 5th season will be its last, according to Deadline. To make matters worse for the fans, like me, who stayed with the medical drama that stars Ryan Eggold, the final season will only be 13 episodes.

While I am not happy with NBC’s decision, I understand why they did. Whoever came up with the idea to have Max (Eggold) leave the hospital to follow love, made a bad decision. It turned the one medical show that was unlike all the other ones and made it like Grey’s Anatomy and Chicago Med. I have to admit, I have been struggling to watch it this season because they took the heart out of New Amsterdam.


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