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This Is Going to Hurt

By Stephanie Morgan, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Brutally real, darkly funny medical drama has mature themes.

TV AMC Drama 2022
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Shedding a harsh, and much-needed, light on the stress and mental health issues faced by many medical providers, this is a series that could not be more appropriate for the times. Though This Is Going to Hurt takes place before hospitals were stretched to their breaking point by COVID-19, it's still a sobering look at the unforgiving demands routinely put on the people we trust with our health and our lives. Using biting sarcasm and sometimes even speaking directly to the camera, the show's protagonist, Dr. Adam Kay (Ben Whishaw), quickly wins over the viewer in a manner similar to the title character of Fleabag (played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge). And just like that character, we quickly come to see that Adam's flippant, gritty attitude is the product of some serious trauma. Adding another layer to the story is the new doctor learning under Adam, Shruthi (played by Ambika Mod), who introduces a unique set of struggles faced by a woman of color in a teaching environment with very few resources, or time, for her. Compelling, uplifting, heart-breaking, and at times so brutally honest it's hard not to look away, this is a story that needs to be told.

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