Title: New Amsterdam
Actors: Ryan Eggold, Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman
Directors: Peter Horton, David Schulner, Kate Dennis and more
My Ranking: 4,5/5
About New Amsterdam
There is a new doctors/hospital series called New Amsterdam. This new series is based on the book Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Eric Manheimer. This hospital is based in New York and Max Goodwin is the new medical director and he wants to change everything. This hospital helps everyone. Even when they don’t have insurance. The rules in this hospital shouldn’t be about money, but about the patients.
At the same time, Max is also dealing with his own problems: he just found out that he has cancer. Dr Helen Sharpe wants to help him, but he is too stubborn and thinks he will be okay. He finally agrees to start his treatment, only for his baby daughter who isn’t born yet.
When I was younger I loved to watch doctor/hospital series like ER. But I also remember there was a lot of relationship drama involved. And sometimes I thought I was watching a romance series instead of a hospital series. If I wanted more romance, I would watch something else. Then I saw a commercial break on Dutch television at the start of 2019 about ‘New Amsterdam’ and I wanted to give it a shot.
And since that moment I am hooked. It is actually about the hospital and its patients. Of course, you’ll learn more about the doctors too and their relationships, but this series is really about the hospital.
The more interesting part is that one of the doctors has cancer too. In the beginning, he doesn’t want to start his treatment and he thinks everything will be fine. But I wasn’t surprised that it got so much worse. He was and still is very sick. I am kind of hoping he will make it though. He is really a great actor!
And the other actors are amazing too. You follow doctors from every department of the hospital, so you won’t keep seeing the same stuff over and over again.
I love this series also includes the mental health department of the hospital. This is so important too and the patients all have a different kind of diseases and problems. Max is really there for the patients and he wants to change the hospital. Less focus on the financial stuff and more focus on the patients, which I love.
The last episode was mind-blowing. I don’t want to spoil too much, but one of the ambulances gets in an accident and people from the hospital got hurt or are dead. But we have to wait till next season to get some answers and find out who died and who didn’t.
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