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      Season 1 – Combat Hospital

      2011 Drama War List
      43% 14 Reviews Tomatometer The war zone of Southern Afghanistan is the workplace for the doctors, nurses and medics of the Role 3 Medical Unit, a Canadian-led NATO team delivering the highest level of care available in Kandahar. Leading the hospital staff on behalf of the Canadian forces is Col. Xavier Marks, a career military surgeon. His new recruits include Maj. Rebecca Gordon, a trauma surgeon who is eager to get noticed, and Capt. Bobby Trang, who is given a tough team leader assignment upon his arrival to the unit. Australian psychiatrist Maj. Grace Pedersen looks after the troops' mental well being, and Dr. Simon Hill is considered a brilliant neurosurgeon, although others wonder what the nonmilitary staffer was thinking when he volunteered to work in a war zone. Read More Read Less Watch on Vudu Premiered Aug 17 Buy Now

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      Combat Hospital — Season 1

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      Attempting to be a dramatic medical serial, Combat Hospital is instead comical, combining clichés with a blithe approach to the subject matter.

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Jun 21, 2011 Welcome to Kandahar Two new doctors arrive at the NATO Role 3 Medical Unit at Kandahar Airfield and must face rocket attacks and waves of wounded soldiers and civilians within their first 48 hours. Details Episode 2 Aired Jun 28, 2011 Enemy Within A sick soldier is brought in, and the bacteria infecting him quickly spreads to others in the hospital, which forces a quarantine. Details Episode 3 Aired Jul 5, 2011 It's My Party Col. Marks has to ask for a walking blood bank; Simon reconnects with a former flame (Tia Carrere); Rebecca must plan a staff party. Details Episode 4 Aired Jul 12, 2011 Wrong Place at the Right Time Simon hitches a helicopter ride to his farm; Rebecca must perform emergency neurosurgery on a patient; Bobby and Pedersen try to help an Air Force officer with his insomnia. Details Episode 5 Aired Jul 19, 2011 Hells Bells Members of a wedding party are injured when they are caught in Taliban crossfire; Rebecca searches for the missing bride; Marks is impressed with Bobby. Details Episode 6 Aired Jul 26, 2011 Inner Truth Seven injured soldiers anxiously anticipate the arrival of their lucky charm, 19-year-old Pvt. Henry Flax; Rebecca makes a confession to Simon. Details Episode 7 Aired Aug 2, 2011 Reckless A soldier dies after Rebecca refuses him treatment, causing her to second-guess her decision. Details Episode 8 Aired Aug 9, 2011 On the Brink Bobby makes a decision that creates controversy between the doctors and nurses. Details Episode 9 Aired Aug 16, 2011 Shifting Sands One of Vans' friends comes under suspicion when he is injured by a bomb. Details Episode 10 Aired Aug 23, 2011 Reason to Believe An Army chaplain must deal with her lapse of faith when she is ordered to hold vigil with Simon during a surgery. Details Episode 11 Aired Aug 30, 2011 Brothers in Arms A prank gone wrong reveals Simon's painful past; Pedersen must question children about a suicide bomber. Details Episode 12 Aired Aug 30, 2011 Triage Rebecca takes control of triage when an explosion injures Col. Marks. Details Episode 13 Aired Sep 6, 2011 Do No Harm An attack on the women's clinic takes its toll; the Role 3 hospital contends with significant losses while fighting to save a wounded assailant's life. Details Next
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      Previous James Poniewozik TIME Magazine Combat Hospital has accomplished what a few years ago I would have thought impossible: it has made the dramatizing of an ongoing war boring. Jul 6, 2011 Full Review Alan Sepinwall HitFix Not bad, but not something I'm going to be rushing back to watch. Jun 21, 2011 Full Review Brian Lowry Variety The promos notwithstanding, it's a low-key, well-acted pilot Jun 21, 2011 Full Review Christine Orlando TV Fanatic If it's willing to be a little more creative and take some chances, there may be more story potential. 3.8/5 Jun 21, 2011 Full Review Kari Croop Common Sense Media In spite of its serious subject matter, there's something about Combat Hospital that feels like a gag, or at least like one of those trumped-up TV shows they slip into real movies for the sake of comedy. 2/5 Jun 21, 2011 Full Review Renee Scolaro Rathke PopMatters The "medical drama" is far too paltry to sustain the series without ramping up the relevance of the war context. 3/10 Jun 21, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Audience Member Pretty light entertainment with out fact checks. The female Australian Psychiatrist is wearing the rank of a Lieutenant. Yet allegedly is a Major. Rank would be a Crown like the British. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Season 1 was pretty good except the brunette main character. I think if they had replaced her with someone else, it would have made another season. That actor alone ruined the show. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Director
      Christopher Menaul, Stephen Reynolds, Paul Unwin, Helen Shaver, Ken Girotti, Iain MacDonald
      Executive Producer
      Daniel Petrie Jr., Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny, Gub Neal, Justin Thomson, Patrick Irwin, Simon Vaughan
      Screenwriter
      Daniel Petrie Jr., Gub Neal, Jinder Oujla-Chalmers, Gus Fraser, Sara B. Cooper, Simon Block, Lara Azzopardi
      Network
      ABC
      Rating
      TV-14 (L|V)
      Genre
      Drama, War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Jun 21, 2011
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