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New Amsterdam pulls its epidemic episode with Daniel Dae Kim
March 25th, 2020 under Coronavirus, Ryan Eggold. [ Comments: none ]

New Amsterdam is based on NY’s Bellvue Hospital, a real-life hospital that is going through hell right now during the Coronavirus.

The show was expected to fictionalize an episode with their hospital being hit by a flu epidemic, and Daniel Dae Kim, who tested positive for COVID-19, plays a patient on it. He is not the only member of the show’s family to test positive. In light of everything going on, it will not be one of the remaining episodes that airs this season.

New Amsterdam creator, executive producer, and showrunner Schulner explained the decision to Deadline, “The world needs a lot less fiction right now, and a lot more facts.

“We showed what happens when our hospital has to erect tents in the parking lot because every bed is taken.” Something NYC is actually seeing on their streets today.

New Amsterdam will air repeats at 9p for the next two weeks and then the season finale will air on April 14th at that time. The epidemic episode is expected to air at a different date.


BTWF: Ryan Eggold on Out of Jimmy’s Head
October 8th, 2019 under Before They Were Famous, Ryan Eggold. [ Comments: none ]

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Before Ryan Eggold was clean-shaven on New Amsterdam, he was a hairy werewolf on Out of Jimmy’s Head. It is hard to recognize the 23-year-old in that 2007 episode.

Yesterday when he was on Late Night, he talked about this role. He told Seth Meyers that after spending four years getting a degree in theater and doing this part, he wondered, “Is this the life I signed up for? This is a disaster. This is a horrible choice.” However, it all paid off in the end. Without this role, he might never have done 90210. Which circles us back.


Did this New Amsterdam first look reveal who will survive?
September 6th, 2019 under Ryan Eggold. [ Comments: none ]

When New Amsterdam ended its first most excellent season, three of the characters’ lives were left in peril. We will not know who will survive and who will not until the season premiere on September 24th. Or will we know now?

In the season finale, Max (Ryan Eggold) was rushing his wife (Lisa O’Hare) and their newborn child to the hospital in an ambulance along with Dr. Bloom (Janet Montgomery) and Dr. Sharpe (Freema Agyeman). Just as they were almost there, they were hit by another ambulance. Max was seen holding his baby as he walked next to his injured wife who was being rolled in on a gurney. We did not know the fate of her and the other two doctors. All we knew is that Max was OK.

After patiently waiting months to find out what happens next, NBC is giving us the first look at season 2. They already told us someone will die, but of course, they will not tell us who. Although this promo seems to give us some hints.

Eggold says that we will get the answers within the first minutes of its return. Not only that, the show will jump back and forth between a few months later and the day of the accident.

Is it his wife who almost died during delivery? Is it, Dr. Bloom who just came back from rehab for pill addiction and wants to quit medicine? Or Dr. Sharpe for no reason at all.

We get just glimpses of what is going to happen, but not enough to tell a story. However, there is one frame that makes me think we might know who dies. That frame is Max looking uninjured holding his baby, which makes me think it is his wife who dies. Unless that was just a dream sequence and the father, who is battling cancer, wonders what life will be like when he is healthy?

Am I right? We will find out in 18 days when last season’s best new show returns with all-new episodes.

On a serious note, how did Ryan Eggold’s face not get an Emmy nom? It needs its own category.


NBC is not ready to discharge New Amsterdam
February 4th, 2019 under NBC, Ryan Eggold. [ Comments: none ]

Out of all of the pilots I watched for this season New Amsterdam was by far my favorite. Throughout the season it has stayed on top, not just for me but for millions of other people. Therefore, it makes sense that NBC asked the medical drama for a second season.

The show, that stars Ryan Eggold as the medical director of New Amsterdam, NYC’s biggest hospital, is unlike the other shows in the genre. Instead of focusing on the disease they focus on the patient. It is a strange concept, but it is why I love it. That and Eggold’s facial expressions deserve their own reward. I just want to hug him every time he does he this one thing with his face.

You have to see what I mean to understand what I am saying. If you have not seen the program yet, then watch it on the NBC app.



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