So, last night, we checked out the new medical drama (I’ll be damned if I can’t get away from the medical field even though I quit it almost a year ago.), New Amsterdam on NBC. We’d wanted to give it a go, but lost it in the shuffle of life, so last night, I searched it on Putlocker to find it’s already a couple episodes in.
The premise centers around Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold), who becomes the medical director of America’s oldest hospital in NYC, with eyes to shake up the establishment. Come to find out his sister was born and died in that hospital, hence, his reason for wanting to work there. His first order of business is to FIRE everybody who has the money over care mentality. His favorite question is: “How can I help you?
For those of you who’ve followed us know I quit the medical field for that exact reason after 18 years. Sure, I could’ve stayed and collected a paycheck, lied to myself I was doing good, but I’d have to look at myself in the mirror. When you don’t like who you see in the mirror, it’s time to change.
Dr. Goodwin sees the medical field’s broken, and when he gets a chance to change it, he takes it. His wife also has a bun in the oven, so he wants to be the best role model for his spawn. He has a third reason, but, if you check out the show, you’ll find out.
Couple New Amsterdam with The Good Doctor (damned, good medical shows), this season’s shaping up to be a Niagara Falls season. Check ‘em out Tues. NBC and Mon. ABC respectively.
Be good to each other.