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Miami Medical

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Schmaltzy doctor drama packs explosions plus palm trees.

TV CBS Drama 2010
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Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 14+
age 12+

kinda bloody but a good show.

love it!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Even if you didn't know Miami Medical was executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (known for action-driven fare like Armageddon, The Amazing Race, and the National Treasure franchise), you get a wake-up call less than two minutes into the pilot, when an ice cream store unexpectedly blows up, throws a parked car into a tailspin and lands a pregnant woman in critical condition. But that explosion is as exciting as it gets once the rest of the show gets going, and you realize that you don't really care about most of the characters.

British import Northam is the lone bright spot, bringing charm and charisma to his role as a Gulf War doctor with a mysterious past and a curious scar to match. But while real trauma surgeons can save lives, Northam alone can't save Miami Medical. Even setting the series in Miami (which essentially adds palm trees and random Spanish phrases to the all-too-familiar medical drama formula) does little to spice up what's ultimately a bland -- and unbelievable -- medical misfire.

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