Entertainment Value: 4/10
Historical Significance: 2/10
Disc Features: 1/10
Hospital shows provide a platform that can be twisted and altered for something more unique. Whether combining romance the way Grey’s Anatomy does, or drug addiction like Nurse Jackie, the shows always come back to the primary medical drama.
“The Mob Doctor” utilizes the usual hospital melodrama, adding in a little bit a crime storyline to keep things unique and interesting. Unfortunately, the show is too slow to pick up and 13 episodes is not enough time for anything truly interesting to occur with this unique premise.
“The Mob Doctor” is pretty self-explanatory, but I will break it down for those without imagination. Dr. Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro) is successful
surgeon who is suddenly pulled into
the underworld when her brother gets himself into debts that he is unable to
repay. Moonlighting as a doctor for a criminal syndicate, Grace is pulled into
a world that she may already be familiar with. Chicago
There are the predictable gunshot wounds that Grace must take care of off the books, as well as moral choices that she must make when asked to perform duties that go against her oath as a doctor. William Forsythe co-stars as the mob boss who Grace works for. There are 13 episodes in season one, all of which are included in this 3-disc DVD set. There are no special features.