Hello my lovely readers!
Today I want to talk about a mini-series you’ve probably never heard about until now. To be honest, I hadn’t known about it as well. The show came to me by surprise, so let’s see if it is any good!
What is it about?
Daniel Radcliff plays the eponymous young doctor who just finished medical school and is sent to the middle of nowhere to run a tiny hospital. The show chronicles his first years there and most importantly shows the doctor (now several years older and struggling) looking back on his life.
Why should you check it out?
Let me tell you straight away: the show is a little weird. It has a rather dark and gloomy look and often deals with rather serious topics. However, I hadn’t expected to find so much humor in this show. But for some reason it works out just fine!
Another interesting point of A Young Doctor’s Notebook, is the presence of the young as well as the old doctor. They are actually conferring with each other and having discussions. You might need a moment to figure out what’s going and get used to it, but it’s definitely worth it.
Furthermore, I enjoyed that the setting of the show isn’t your usual hospital show 101. As it is based on the short story collection by Mikhail Bulgakov, who was inspired by his own experiences, you get a rather different angle. Simply the fact that is set in revolutionary Russia is remarkable. You might actually learn something!
The show consists of two seasons, with four episodes each. While I didn’t enjoy the second season quite as much as the first one, I can still recommend taking an afternoon off, and binge-watching all 8 episodes!
A Young Doctor’s Notebook is a very different hospital themed show that will make you laugh and cry. Daniel Radcliff excels in his role. Check it out, I’m sure you’ll like it!
Did you watch the show? Let me know in the comments what you think!