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No "must see"!
am 18. Oktober 2015
Preamble: This review is meant for all seasons.
New York Doctor goes south - to Alabama. Kind of "Southern Exposure" (like in "Northern Exposure" from the 1990s). The series has its funny moments, but all in all it is lame and full of repetitions over and over.
The plot is mainly knitted around to things:
1. Sex. Everybody is sleeping with almost everybody.
2. Festivals in the town of Blue Bell.
Latest from season 2 the viewer will recognize that Blue Bell is a very artificial town, erected in the Hollywood studios. The doctors are very artificial, too. I'd rather prefer to operate my appendicitis by myself than giving it to these doctors. The climate however seems very healthy: a brain tumor patient can walk around again after a couple of days. Not to mention the heart surgery patient who can walk again almost instantly. This is highly ridiculous.
Interracial sex - publicly announced - seems to none of an issue. And this in Alabama? Come on, man, ridiculous again.
Of all the actors Wilson Bethel as Wade Kinsella gives the best appearance. And at least he has a touch of a Southern accent. Tim Matheson as Dr Breeland is far away from his performance as Vice President John Hoynes in "The West Wing". I believe neither the director(s) nor the script writers nor the producers did a good job here.
All in all: If the weather is bad outside it's ok to waste your time with the series. If the sun is shining - do something else.