Thursday, June 17, 2010

Guilty Pleasure

I've been hooked to the computer watching the British comedy drama Doc Martin.  Martin Clunes (Men Behaving Badly) stars.  The setting is a gorgeous little port town in Cornwall.  Here is a little summary from
Martin Clunes stars in Doc Martin , a brand new comedy drama, as a doctor whose truculence and tactless manner causes mayhem in a small Cornish community. Martin plays surgeon Martin Ellingham, whose glittering career comes crashing down around him when he develops a phobia which prevents him conducting operations. He makes a life changing decision to retrain as a GP, and applies for a vacant post in the sleepy Cornish hamlet of Portwenn, where he spent childhood holidays. If the patients are expecting tea and sympathy from their curmudgeonly GP they are going to be disappointed. Despite his surgical brilliance, he has no personal skills, and his understanding of humans is practically non existent. Martin is joined by a prestigious cast which includes Stephanie Cole as his Aunt Joan, who provides him with emotional support in the face of the disquiet among the villagers. Caroline Catz plays pretty primary school teacher Louisa Glasson. Doc Martin is attracted to her, but he is hopeless at personal relationships
You can get episodes of the four-season series, plus a movie length episode On the Edge which came between seasons 2 and 3, on any number of sites.  I've been watching on (seasons 1-3), and youtube (season 4 and On the Edge).  Season 5 will air next year.


  1. The British version of "Becker" ??

  2. A little, but the townspeople are much more woven into the story. And the town itself is beautiful.