If you haven't seen the new medical drama, New Amsterdam, why haven't you?
The Ryan Eggold-lead drama has airs Tuesdays 10/9c on NBC. It has caught my attention. In a way, it's like taking This Is Us and ER, and you get New Amsterdam.
The show follows the new medical director, Dr. Max Goodwin, who is taking on the healthcare system and flip it upside down. He wants the physicians, nurses and everyone to be there for the sick, no matter if they have insurance or not. But Goodwin has a secret that could be life or death.
There are characters like Dr. Laura Bloom (played by Janet Montgomery), as an ER attending, who's also determine to treat patients the best way possible. There are other classy characters from Dr. Helen Sharpe (played by Freema Agyeman), who's part PR and part doctor but is learning what it means to be a doctor. And one of my favorites, Dr. Iggy Frome (played by Tyler Labine) who's a psychiatrist attending at the hospital.
New Amsterdam brings that classic medical drama but breaths new life with such rich and well-developed stories and characters. Unlike with ER, we see characters/patients from the beginning to the end, whether it's a happy ending or not. Ryan Eggold is fantastic and brings something special in this show, something inspiring. If you haven't seen this show, it's a must see on your to-do list Tuesday nights.
And good news: the show got picked up for a full season.
You can catch New Amsterdam Tuesdays at 10/9c on NBC.