Reply To: This Is Going to Hurt… honest portrayal of a junior doctor happens to be gay

  • outdoorsguy

    February 4, 2023 at 10:29 am

    Excellent series just finished watching all seven episodes.

    The Ben Whishaw-starring AMC+ medical drama has all the dark humor
    and visceral anxiety of not knowing the point where your job really

    “This is Going to Hurt” is defined by following life on a labor ward via
    Adam’s experiences in an underfunded, overstrained National Health
    Service hospital in the mid-2000s. It also focuses on Shruti Acharya
    (Ambika Mod), whose regiment of training and studying for exams is its
    own immense load.

    There are also frequent Adam-to-audience check-ins,
    fourth-wall breaks brought on by everything from workplace rivalries to
    unexpected delivery room developments to the constant demands of holding
    strangers’ fate in his literal hands.

    “This is Going to Hurt” realizes that — even if it doesn’t involve
    scalpels and forceps and bedside manner — work can be both the thing
    that invites grief and a shelter from it all at once.