Doc Martin

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Make an appointment with the brilliant but socially awkward and neurotic Doc Martin (Martin Clunes). When Martin develops an aversion to blood, he abandons his career as a celebrated London surgeon and becomes the only doctor in a sleepy small town where his tactless manner soon has the whole town in an uproar.
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ComedyDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Going Bodmin
    January 1, 2004
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Former surgeon Dr Martin Ellingham arrives in the sleepy Cornish hamlet of Portwenn, replacing the former GP who has died.
  2. 2. Gentlemen Prefer
    January 1, 2004
    46min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Martin's surgery officially opens for business, but patients continue to treat it as a drop-in cafe.
  3. 3. Sh*t Happens
    January 1, 2004
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When an epidemic of diarrhea strikes the village the doctor takes immediate action. This, however, does not go down well with the population.
  4. 4. The Portwenn Effect
    January 1, 2004
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The doctor pays a visit to the forester, who apparently shares his shack with a giant squirrel. Little Peter Cronk gets into trouble over some nest boxes.
  5. 5. Of All the Harbours
    January 1, 2004
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    An old friend of Aunt Joan's turns up, stirring up old memories. In the meanwhile both Doc Martin and Elaine are struggling with other people's affections.
  6. 6. Haemophobia
    January 1, 2004
    47min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Word is getting out in the village about the doctor's 'little problem' with blood. When Peter Cronk is hurt concern about him brings Martin and Louisa closer together.

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Season year
2004
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Dusty TravelerReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
So Much Fun
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If you enjoy and appreciate British humor as much as my wife and I do, you will enjoy Doc Martin. We have watched the more recent seasons on our local PBS station, but hadn't seen season 1. It was a hoot! The producers have toned down the English accents for the American viewer, so it should be easy enough to follow. Kudos to Ms. Braithwaite. Highly recommended.
12 people found this helpful
jimmy casonReviewed in the United States on October 18, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this series
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The first time we tried to watch this, decided against it, but then my neighbor who is from England suggested we try again. Her favorite all time series, so we did. We absolutely love this show. Humor but yet serious times as well. Give it a try
14 people found this helpful
1912 HouseReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
BBC Comedy-Drama at its best!
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Ok, so I am a hardcore lover of BBC, have been for more years than I care to share. PBS has offered BBC comedies for decades now, however this is the most recently produced series available on PBS to date (at least in our area). When our local PBS station went into it's month-long fund-raising they stopped the regular programming and we decided to watch this series via Apple TV instead (and Amazon's Prime video app). The PBS station was showing the episodes out of order (very annoying since it is a cumulative story line) which was another reason we wanted to be able to watch the series in order. There are currently 6 seasons out, with the first being aired in 2004 and Season 6 aired in the fall of 2013. According to internet news, there WILL be one additional season made, to tie up the story lines, but at this time it is unclear whether it will air in 2014 or 2015.

Technical Notes: We had some difficulty with Amazon Prime's video streaming dying in the first five minutes of many of these episodes. Not sure if it is attributable to this series, Amazon's app, or possibly the Apple TV. If this happens, you may have to restart the video several times before it runs properly. The opening credits are displayed faster than when watching these episodes on regular tv - maybe Amazon is trying to save bandwidth, not sure, but it is the fast forward during the opening credits that is causing the streaming to fail I am sure.
8 people found this helpful
LDMReviewed in the United States on August 22, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Television ! Wish US TV could do this !
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My husband and I - as well as our closest friends - have become dedicated to BBC series for their quality and subtle story/character developments. Conversations between characters tend to be verbal and non-verbal, with inflection and innuendos not commonly seen in US television.
Together with our friends - we've created "libraries" of these series on DVD sharing them back and forth - and turn to these when "scheduled" television offers nothing on a given night...

That said - Doc Martin is one of the very best of these series. Combining drama and humor - it at times seems to faintly reinvent the BBC classic - "All Creatures Great and Small" - although with the 'patients'(including the doctor himself) being HUMAN this time round. At other times - you might be reminded of Northern Exposure at its best - but with more focus and with the ongoing interest of the medical challenge facing the doctor in each episode.

The characters all have depth and foibles - and over time you come to see that the community of Portwen (where the series is set) is a reflection of real towns - and friends - and families - anywhere. This is suggested early in the series - when the inevitable clash between the "arrogant" Doc Martin - and the "unsophisticated" villagers comes to a head - one villager steps in as mediator and points out the obvious - despite all their differences - the villagers - including their new doctor - need one another. They are in fact - the sum of their parts. And then you get it. The series is not one-dimensional - the plots of each episode generally turn not on one story - with key players and a back up cast - but rather on the development of circumstances - which likely involves multiple characters and their personalities. For this reason the show somehow remains fresh - season after season - episode after episode.

Highly recommended for anyone over 14 (there are some adult situations and medical situations in some of the shows that in my opinion are not appropriate for younger children)
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N. B. KennedyReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Doc Martin will cure what ails you
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This medical drama about a surgeon who decamps to a small Cornish town as a lowly GP after he develops an aversion to blood is absorbing and entertaining. In fact, I am riveted to the screen if only because it's filmed in a town where my family once rented a house on vacation. My favorite crab shack is in almost every shot taken by the cove!

The characters are endearing and quirky (but not overly so, which can be annoying... although I'm glad Elaine is gone after the first season), even Doc Martin, who is actually abrasive and even unpleasant at times. But you come to understand him somewhat, and of course he saves the day on a regular basis.

My only complaint about the show is that some of the story lines are overly dependent on sexual themes. I dislike when TV writers distrust their audience with tamer matters. Everyday life is fascinating enough; there's no need to try to dress it up with salacious (and patently ridiculous) matters, in my opinion. My favorite U.S. show at the moment is [[ASIN:B0037XPPAM Royal Pains]], another medical drama that has a [[ASIN:B0006IUDXA MacGyver ]]-like main character who can be a little much at times, but at least the story lines don't reach so low for viewer attention.
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Carol WilsonReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I still revisit favorite episodes. This is set in a sweet Cornish ...
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This is a delightful series. I am a fan of English films and this never disappoints. I still revisit favorite episodes. This is set in a sweet Cornish fishing village with quirky characters who make me laugh out loud. I love to be entertained with heartwarming stories and that is what Doc Martin is all about.
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BidefordReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Entertainment
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What a shortage of this kind of entertainment there is in the USA. I so thoroughly enjoyed watching this and within a week I was back watching for the second time around. Like any good story there has to be an ensemble of characters who are quirky and a village full of stories to tell. This one is up there with All Creatures Great and Small but has us in a much more current time. The only fault I can find is that absolutely nobody would put up with the receptionist that Doc has to endure. She is rude, stubborn, and self obsessed but somehow the village thinks she deserves a job. A good mixture of comedy, drama, and nail biting is what the perfect series needs and this has it all. I'm hooked and will have to buy the whole series now.
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JMWReviewed in the United States on September 15, 2008
5.0 out of 5 stars
no comparison with American shows
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I found this series while home sick and trolling through the instant watch section on Netflix. What a find! This series is astoundingly well written and well acted. I was not familiar with Martin Clunes (outside of his smaller part in Shakespeare in Love), but now I can't wait to see more. This is listed as a comedy, but it is more of a "dramedy" really. The humor comes from the main character's absolutely miserable bedside manner. Characters, in fact, are the essence of this show. They are all wonderful. And the Cornish scenery is an extra treat.

There is no direct comparison to US tv in my mind-it's just too real. Possibly a hint of Northern Exposure, ER, Seinfeld, and Frasier? And Archie Bunker springs to mind, but I'm not sure how. Read the other reviews for the basic plot line. And watch this series...you'll feel so much better about your own character flaws in comparison to Doc Martin.
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