After “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Private Practice,” ABC has brought on another Shonda Rhimes-backed medical drama, but this time it’s going international.
“Off the Map” stars Caroline Dhavernas (“Wonderfalls”) as the idealistic Dr. Lily Brenner, who begins work at an understaffed medical clinic in “la ciudad de las estrellas,” a tiny town in the South American jungle.
Along with fellow doctors Mina Minard (Mamie Gummer) and Manny Diaz (Enrique Murciano), they aid the legendary Dr. Ben Keeton (Martin Henderson) in treating patients with whatever they have at hand, under challenging circumstances.
We’re not entirely sure if we need another medical drama on the air, but this is no typical medical drama as seen by this first clip. It’s rather refreshing to see this kind of action outside of our own frame of reference.
Warning: This isn’t for the squeamish.
We’ll reserve judgment for now, but we like Henderson and Dhavernas, so we’ll give it a shot.
How do you feel about “Off the Map”?
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