Hello and welcome to The Resident, Fox’s newest medical drama. If you have read some of my work, I am big into medical series, but not for the story plot all the time, mostly for the medical side. This story concept, though, really strikes home. When I was in high school, my school had a special programs designed to help train you to transition into college easier. I chose medical. For 4 years, I took Anatomy and Physiology, medical terminology, first responders, heck, for reading, we read medical journals and autobiographies on doctors. Shadowed doctors at the local hospital once every 2 months for 3 years, and then, as a Senior, travelled with the fire department once every 2 months.
Then, one day, near the end of the school year, my teacher asked us who was in it to help people. I raised my hand, and only a few others did as well. She asked who was in it for the money, and most everyone raised their hands. Hospitals are a business, and few people enter the field for anything more than the fame, glory and money. I wanted to help people. Been ten years since I stopped, but still love a good medical story.
With The Resident, we meet Devon Pravesh, played by Manish Dayal, a new resident to Chastain Park Memorial Hospital. He is teamed up with Conrad Hawkins, played by Matt Czuchry. Conrad seems arrogant in the previews, but not heartless. Maybe he is jaded, admitting to losing a patient to a mistake. He also seems to go toe to toe against the head doctor, Dr. Randolph Bell, played by Bruce Greenwood. It seems Dr. Bell has some malpractice tendencies, but the hospital keeps covering them up on accidents, since Dr. Bell is the lead doctor.
Corruption in a T.V. drama is not unusual, but this is the first medical series I’ve seen that takes it on as a whole. One of my first medical dramas was Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital. In one scene, a doctor shows another one a small ‘graveyard’ of every mistake a doctor made, even is own. Corruption ran through the story plot there, too, but so did ghosts, and I don’t think this series will have any of those. Maybe mental ghosts, hauntings of past mistakes, but not a little girl with a bell on her neck.
I am super excited for this new series airing on Fox Sundays at 10 pm ET, and hope you enjoy reading my reviews. If you have any hopes for the series, make a comment below, and I will respond as soon as I can. I love a good medical drama, and cannot wait!