Doc Martin

Buffalo Pictures

Comedy Drama
English     8.182     2004     France


Doc Martin is a British television comedy drama series starring Martin Clunes in the title role. It was created by Dominic Minghella after the character of Dr. Martin Bamford in the 2000 comedy film Saving Grace. The show is set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn and filmed on location in the village of Port Isaac, Cornwall, England, with most interior scenes shot in a converted local barn. Five series aired between 2004 and 2011, together with a feature-length special that aired on Christmas Day 2006. Series 6 began airing on ITV on 2 September 2013.


Peter McGinn wrote:
I am sure this show isn’t perfect, but I give it the maximum rating simply because through all of the seasons, it has never disappointed me and has remained consistent. There is a balancing act going on, for to be believable, Doc Martin must show some development and empathy, or else why would the community or indeed his main squeeze tolerate him for so very long? Sure, he is a great doctor, but he can’t be a jerk all the time. Although obviously Martin Clines dominates the show with his quirky personality, it is nevertheless an ensemble show, with great support from actors playing oddball characters. Aspects of the show are predictable: guest stars’ characters are apt to contract rare ailments, and Doc will need to make one or two emergency house calls per episode. I imagine when the show is done and so start at the beginning to re-watch the shows, I may notice weaknesses here and there, but in the moment, as I stated above, I have never been disappointed. The show delivers.