Combat Hospital 'Welcome to Kandahar' 6/22/11

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jschuur, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. jschuur

    jschuur TV-holic, improving

    Nov 27, 2002
    London, UK
    I don't watch any hospital dramas any more, and with the summer lull, I thought I'd pick this one up, especially because of the exotic locale.

    Seems like pretty standard doctor drama fair so far, but I'll tune in for a while.

    For a while there, I wasn't sure if her pregnancy was going to be some kind of overarching story point. Looks like there's still the possibility that something else could be wrong with her.
  2. rahnbo

    rahnbo Well-Known Member

    Sep 12, 2010
    Greenville, SC
    I thought it was OK and will try it again. So long as it doesn't turn in to some kind of soap opera I'd probably stick with it. I can't put my finger on it but it does seem like I've seen a show exactly like this before.
  3. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    I only saw the last couple of minutes of this. I noticed that all the medical personnel were wearing side arms. I've never seen that before in actual news footage from Iraq or Afghanistan.
  4. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    I will ask a friend but I am pretty sure he said, no guns in the OR. He is stationed at the base where this was filmed as an Navy ER MD.
  5. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

    Mar 20, 2001
    They did this show 30 years ago. It was a comedy. It was called M*A*S*H. And it would never get on the air now.
  6. sieglinde

    sieglinde Active Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    Sebastopol, CA
    Why not? The Korean War was long enough ago that the show had no real controversy.
  7. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

    Oct 31, 2003
    New Yawk
    It was OK, but it ain't no China Beach.

    Now THAT was a great show about a combat hospital...
  8. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

    Mar 29, 2003
    +1,000,000 :D :up::up:

    Best line of the show: "Pagers? In 2006???" ;):p

    They killed Spinner!!! You Bastards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad::eek:
  9. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

    Aug 22, 2007
    Valley of...

    I'll keep the SP for Combat Hospital. The only character I didn't like was the Aussie contractor, but I think the writers intended his character to be unlikable. Glad that Bobby got his confidence back. Would have been horrible if he was always a timid wuss.

    And speaking of China Beach, wonder if it will ever come out on DVD? I've had it in my Netflix queue for years. I watched the last season it was on TV and saw some reruns, but never really understood the sequence of events.
  10. Unbeliever

    Unbeliever Random Nobody

    Feb 3, 2001
    Nowhere Special
    I know he's not, but I swear, Hamza Jeetooa (Vans) looks like he's closely related to Bronson Pinchot.

    I kept getting a Balki Bartokomous vibe from Vans, especially when Vans breaks out into a big smile. *grin*

    --Carlos V.
  11. GoodSpike

    GoodSpike Active Member

    Dec 17, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I watched the first episode and half the second. This is one boring show, but beyond that, none of the characters are that likable, except maybe the main character.
  12. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    St Louis, MO
    So far I like it, just an updated version of MASH. Characters are great.
  13. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

    Jan 30, 2005
    Boston, MA
    I like the other new doctor guy too.

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