One Saturday morning, I turned on Netflik for “noise” while I was cleaning. I tuned in and found the series DOC MARTIN. After watching it for a few minutes I immediately got hooked on the show. I did manage to get some cleaning done but then decided to settle in my recliner and ended up watching two seasons……which took most of the afternoon.
The show is about Portwenn’s local General Practitioner Martin Ellingham, a brilliant and highly successful vascular surgeon at Imperial College London until he develops haemophobia (an extreme fear of blood) that prevents him from performing operations. After retraining as a GP, he applies for a post in the sleepy Cornish village of Portwenn, where he spent childhood holidays with his aunt. There have been four completed series of the show and a feature-length special that first aired on Christmas Day 2006. The fifth series will be aired in 2011.
If you like British humor this is an excellent show to watch.