This is an eight-episode documentary series chronicling the life and drama of staff, nurses, patients and their families at three major hospitals: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham ... See full summary »
Andrew El Bardissi,
An unknown virus pandemic kills more than 90% of the world's population. Those immune must strive to survive and overcome the difficulties of this new world order, hoping that the virus will not mutate.
The character of Hospital Management figure Paul Tennant OBE, latterly Sir Paul Tennant (as he appears in the feature length finale) originally appeared in the script writer Jed Mercurio's previous medical drama Cardiac Arrest from series 2 in 1995. On both occasions he was played by Nicholas Palliser. See more »
'Bodies' is a realistic and riveting medical drama set around the gynecological and labor ward staff of a London hospital.
Personally, I haven't been this taken with a British drama series in years, or any drama series for that matter. A medical drama is especially hard to do. To balance the medical procedures with the lives of the hospital staff is a very difficult thing to achieve.
'Bodies' not only uses realistic medical situations and procedures to keep you watching, but also uses the personal and professional relationships between the doctors and nurses. Both of which will make you want to come back over and over again.
The characters aren't black and white, they have layers and the audience finds them selves responding to them differently at different times.
The acting is absolutely perfect, most notably Max Beasley and Neve McIntosh as the torrid lovers Rob and Donna, Patrick Baladi as the enigmatic Dr. Hurley and of course the wonderful Keith Allen as Mr. Whitman. The direction is flawless and the cinematography is edgy and poignant, using a hand held camera and lots of close ups.
Despite the odd cringe worthy medical scene, this show really is worth watching. I'm waiting for the DVD to come out in Australia so I can watch it all over again.
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