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The Good Karma Hospital 

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Series (2017– )
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Doctor Ruby Walker arrives in India looking for a job and a distraction from her heartbreak. She anticipates the sunshine and picture-perfect beaches, but not the realities of work at an under-resourced hospital.


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Series cast summary:
Amanda Redman ...  Dr. Lydia Fonseca 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Amrita Acharia ...  Dr. Ruby Walker 18 episodes, 2017-2019
James Krishna Floyd ...  Dr. Gabriel Varma 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Darshan Jariwala ...  Dr. Ram Nair / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Neil Morrissey ...  Greg McConnell / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Nimmi Harasgama ...  Mari Rodriguez / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Sagar Radia ...  AJ Nair 15 episodes, 2017-2019
Philip Jackson ...  Paul Smart 12 episodes, 2017-2018
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Set in a coastal town in tropical South India, THE GOOD KARMA HOSPITAL tells the story of junior doctor, Ruby Walker, who arrives in India looking for a job and a distraction from her heartbreak. She anticipates the sunshine, the palm trees and picture-perfect beaches. She's even prepared for the sacred cows, the tuk-tuks and the Delhi-belly that everyone warned her about. What she doesn't expect are the realities of work, life and even love at an under-resourced and over-worked cottage hospital.

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The first series achieved consolidated audiences of around 6.7 million viewers and a 26% audience share, prompting ITV to commission a second series that will commence filming in August 2017 for broadcast early in 2018. See more »

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Good Karma indeed
23 March 2018 | by pensmanSee all my reviews

First, I don't really care if its shot in Sri Lanka and not India. The setting looks good and helps make the various episodes Look and appear "real." Other than that, I don't care as the setting is both beautiful and exotic. Amanda Redman still looks great and makes her role of Dr. Lydia Fonseca believable. Amrita Acharia as Dr. Ruby Walker is appropriate as Indian by nationality but English woman by birth who in a fit of heartbreak decides to regroup by taking a position in an Indian hospital whereby she can enjoy the beautiful beaches, local color, and live in a luxurious apartment as her heart heals from a bad romantic relationship. Needless to say, this quickly becomes a fish out of water show as the realities of working in a "dump" of a hospital with minimal facilities and a variety of quirky locals have to be negotiated by Dr. Ruby Walker who is learning how to grow up and not live in the bubble of what she thought would be a medical vacation of sorts.

As the stories progress, we learn more about the various characters and alternate between humor and heartbreak. Dr. Walker has to learn to negotiate her English sensibilities with the realities of working in a run-down hospital and treating patients who have neither money of resources. The humor comes mainly from situations but the heartbreak is about people.

Don't get too attached to some of the characters as their storylines run out while the series continues. The series tries to have a big heart and for the most part it does. The acting is excellent and you care about the characters; it's a shame so many of the stories end sadly.

The series is certainly worth watching and I hope for many more seasons.

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