Are you enjoying the new fall TV season? I’d be enjoying it more without the constant political ads, but the shows themselves have been pretty good! There are few shows that still haven’t premiered, and one of them is a new medical drama from the CW, Emily Owens, M.D. I received a preview copy of the pilot to review last month, and I enjoyed the show quite a lot. The show premieres Tuesday, October 16 from 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT on the CW.
The show stars Mamie Gummer as a doctor who just finished med. school and is starting her surgical internship at a Denver hospital. She is brilliant, but insecure, and is hoping for a fresh start. Instead she finds that hospital life is a lot like high school. At one point one of the interns went through all the specialties and described what high school clique they represented, which was quite funny. My sister is a neurologist who just finished her residency, and she has given us similar rundowns about the different specialties and the types of people who end up in each!
I watched this with my family, we all enjoyed the show, especially my teenage girls. It is nice to see a female character who is smart and successful because of her brains. So many of the shows on TV right now are pretty trashy, and focus on trying to be shocking, and this one wasn’t at all.Â My girls found her character relatable, especially because she is unsure of herself.
The writing and acting were very good, but my one complaint was that the plot was fairly predictable. As soon as the interns were told they wouldn’t get to participate in a surgery for months it was obvious that Owens would be participating in one before the hour was out. I hope they are a little more creative with the plots in upcoming shows, but we are planning to watch and find out.