Summer TV – NBC’s Saving Hope

Saving Hope is the newest Thursday night Medical show…potentially prepping to take over the coveted Grey’s Anatomy slot for their inevitable finale (whenever that may be—I predict they have another two seasons). Hope doesn’t try to mimic or replace greys. It’s a clever new series with an entirely different plot. Yes, like Grey’s, it has different patient stories with each episode, weaving itself through the overall plot – but instead of focusing on a group of interns going through their medical training and pursuing inappropriate relationships (;)) they focus on Dr. Alex Reid’s (Erica Durance, SMALLVILLE) attempt to keep a sane mind and somewhat professional behaviour while dealing / juggling between her fiancé’s, Chief of Surgery Dr. Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks, STARGATE SG-1), comma condition and an on slot of patients.

While Alex goes through her newly-chaotic life Charlie wanders the halls as a ghost observing the hospital and helping nearly dying / newly dead patients cope with whatever the episode demands they go through. Like Grey’s this show does have mid-day on call room hookups, but instead of focusing on the steamy aspects of the show, this Canadian drama focuses on the playfulness of it. The characters crack jokes while removing their clothing keeping the show fresh and less been-there-done-that.

Saving Hope is Canadian original programming filmed in Toronto, Ontario. It featuring a Canadian dominant cast and is playful, entertaining, and heartfelt. Mostly it’s worth checking out!

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