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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 25, 2018
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  • Summary: New medical director Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) seeks to return the hospital to its former glory with a staff that includes Dr. Hana Sharpe (Freema Agyeman), ER doctor Dr. Laura Bloom (Janet Montgomery), attending cardiac surgeon Dr. Floyd Pearson (Jocko Sims), attending childNew medical director Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) seeks to return the hospital to its former glory with a staff that includes Dr. Hana Sharpe (Freema Agyeman), ER doctor Dr. Laura Bloom (Janet Montgomery), attending cardiac surgeon Dr. Floyd Pearson (Jocko Sims), attending child psychiatrist Dr. Iggy Frome (Tyler Labin), and the oldest doctor on staff Dr. Anil Kapoor (Anupam Kher) in this medical drama inspired by Bellevue Hospital. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Sep 25, 2018
    70
    It is as baldly manipulative and corny as heck--the pilot ends with a Coldplay song--and even a little ridiculous. But the actors sell it, and the fact that the action can seem so unlikely oddly just makes it more compelling.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Starr
    Sep 19, 2018
    63
    New Amsterdam will satisfy fans of the genre. It’s somewhat predictable, with a moderate dose of prime-time soapiness. But with Eggold’s strong performance and an interesting supporting cast, this show could be the right prescription to attract a following.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Sep 25, 2018
    58
    New Amsterdam tends to rather tidily resolve all of its patient crises in these first two episodes. It also can get treacly at times, particularly when Coldplay’s “Fix You” hovers over the closing minutes of the premiere hour. The long-term diagnosis is iffy at best, with the main characters and their cases coming off as not that special or interesting.
  4. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Sep 21, 2018
    50
    New Amsterdam...is not based on one show but every medical drama in TV history going right back to 1954's Medic.
  5. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Sep 25, 2018
    40
    It doesn't do much good having a hospital in which basically every permutation of medical case is possible if every case feels like a pale imitation of something that worked on another medical show.
  6. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Sep 24, 2018
    40
    Heartfelt, well-meaning and dull. ... Mr. Eggold has an easy charisma, but ... It all feels too smooth and forgettable.
  7. Reviewed by: Kelly Lawler
    Sep 24, 2018
    25
    The best medical dramas have something going for them besides the blood and scrubs. This one is simply dead on arrival.

See all 14 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Oct 1, 2018
    10
    "How can I help?" is a phrase that more people should use in life. Ryan Eggold does a great job as the new medical director, and I love that"How can I help?" is a phrase that more people should use in life. Ryan Eggold does a great job as the new medical director, and I love that his character genuinely wants to help and make a difference. I look forward to seeing how he and the rest of the cast do that each week. Expand
  2. Oct 17, 2018
    10
    Sometimes when i read the critic's revew i ask to my self if we just saw the same show... a medical is not supposed to be a reality filmed inSometimes when i read the critic's revew i ask to my self if we just saw the same show... a medical is not supposed to be a reality filmed in or and to be frank the grey's anatomy (wich i love) that in every seasons find a new cure that will solve all unsovable problems???? like the liver multiplying ... did that seem actually real to the critics?? come on... is not the first time the critic kills a show that will turn out a great success. why don't remember "the shannara chronicles"? at first the critic killed it, despised it. with the usual blind arrogance. the actors performances in new amsterdam are good, the lines are good too and it is never boring, good rithm, it goes fluid and nicely just like grey's anatomy. and i'm kind of glad that finally we skip all the open heart- open liver- openleg open head surgeries ... are usually the part i push the fast forward. i found this show good, very watchable, with the desire to see immediatly the next episode; perhaps it is not a masterpiece (some acting in my opinion is) but it is very very good... with all the idiot commedies going on for years and years , season after season with the praise of critics (!) please let us have a good, nice, show to watch . Expand
  3. Oct 8, 2018
    9
    New Amsterdam is a beautiful show full of hope and potential to be a great medical drama! The cast and characters are all great and very likeNew Amsterdam is a beautiful show full of hope and potential to be a great medical drama! The cast and characters are all great and very like able. The main phrase of the show is "How can I help you?" which is a question we should ask everyone. While many sad events are going on many end happy and give you hope that no matter how big the problem is there is always a solution. All the story lines going on in the hospital are all interesting and keep you on the edge of your seat! So if you like medical dramas give New Amsterdam a chance. Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2018
    0
    I disagree that this not a real life story that CAN and DOES happen in the OR, Hospitals everywhere and very true how things are in the realI disagree that this not a real life story that CAN and DOES happen in the OR, Hospitals everywhere and very true how things are in the real world...I worked in neonatal care for over 7 years and people who judge this series need to get w/the real world, Get a Clue and realize that things do happen just like this each and every day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  5. Oct 17, 2018
    0
    REVIEW

    OF THE NEW TELEVISION SERIES "NEW AMSTERDAM" BY: BEVERLY H KOLBER WHERE OH WHERE IS DOCTOR KILDARE WHEN YOU NEED HIM? YOU
    REVIEW

    OF THE NEW TELEVISION SERIES "NEW AMSTERDAM"

    BY: BEVERLY H KOLBER

    WHERE OH WHERE IS DOCTOR KILDARE WHEN YOU NEED HIM?

    YOU WON'T FIND HIM AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL OR NEW AMSTERDAM MEDICAL CENTERS.

    THAT'S FOR SURE.

    IF YOU WERE GLUED TO YOUR TV WATCHING "NEW AMSTERDAM" THEN YOU KNOW THAT IT IS A PERFECT TIME TO TAKE A BATHROOM BREAK, RAID THE FRIG AND SNOOZE FOR AN HOUR BEFORE THE NEXT PROGRAM OR THE 11 O'CLOCK NEWS.

    IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE SLEEPING YOU DO NOT NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR OR TAKE MEDICATION, "NEW AMSTERDAM" IS THERE FOR YOU, FREE OF CHARGE.

    I MUST ADMIT I HAD A CRUSH ON RYAN WHEN HE PLAYED TOM ON THE "BLACKLIST" BUT IT DISAPPEARED AFTER LISTENING TO THE CORNY LINES HE MUST SAY ON "NEW AMSTERDAM" THROUGH NO FAULT OF HIS OWN, WITH A RIDICULOUS STORYLINE.

    I ALSO MUST STATE FOR THE RECORD THAT I HAVE NEVER, EVER HAD A DOCTOR SERENADE ME AT BELLEVUE.

    OF COURSE, I AM WILLING TO LEAVE MY OPTIONS OPEN.

    IF SAG/AFTRA HAS OPEN DOOR NEXT YEAR, I SUGGEST THAT ALL THE ACTORS ON THE SERIES GO AND AUDITION.

    YOUR PENSION AND HEALTH INSURANCE DEPENDS ON IT.

    BELLEVUE ON FIRE.....

    THE REAL SCOOP FOR THE "NEW AMSTERDAM"
    TELEVISION SERIES.

    THE COSTLY AND DANGEROUS GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

    https://linkedin.com/pulse/costly-dangerous-games-people-play-kolber-a-lioness-i-am-/

    BY BEVERLY H KOLBER

    Published on February 15, 2017
    EDITORIAL MODIFIED FOR A REVIEW FORMAT

    TALKING TURKEY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALS, VILLAGE AND DISTRICT HEALTH COMMUNITIES, THE CARE AND PROGRAMS OFFERED BY HOSPITALS AND IT'S DOCTORS

    https://linkedin.com/pulse/talking-turkey-future-village-district-health-care-beverly-harriette/

    BY BEVERLY H KOLBER

    Published on January 14, 2017
    EDITORIAL MODIFIED FOR A REVIEW FORMAT
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