Parts pretty good - historical drama about medicine around the 1900's and the exciting discoveries and advances in science and medicine. Visually beautiful with the old buildings, horses, clothing, button shoes. The old time medical tools fascinating.
Repulsive and unrealistic - Dr. Christiansen's suicide, Dr. Thackery still able to practice medicine while a cocaine addict, women portrayed as promiscuous and murderers from the nun to the high born society lady to the nurse, let alone all the poor prostitutes. Lots of nudity. Episode 1 - opening shot full frontal nudity of an oriental girl - no need for that. The reason private parts are called private is that they are meant to be "private" between husband and wife, not a voyeuristic audience. I feel the sex and nudity a big mistake to try to make the show popular. If the writers had skipped that and focused on the medicine it might have had a chance.
I was so pleased to get such a bargain - season 1 for only $5. I had to stop watching when it became ridiculous, probably 20 year old nerdy males wrote this. Disappointing.
Dr. Chickery Jr. would have made an excellent husband for the nurse, instead she goes for the loser, Dr. Thackery.
This could be redone using genuine conduct / history of that time period....people worked very hard, Victorian conduct based on Bible principles, life span very short - 45 to 50, primitive, ignorant (but not raving immoral).
I personally cannot recommend this and did not finish the series.