From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:
- On ‘Combat Hospital,’ war is heck but it’s not controversial
t’s a safe bet that life and work in a military hospital in Kandahar make for a gruelling experience. Combat Hospital (Global, ABC, 10 p.m.) is about that life and line of work, but watching it is very far from gruelling. The drama, which starts Tuesday and is the latest of those Canadians co-production dramas to air simultaneously on a U.S. network, is actually quite pleasant viewing. That’s because it is merely competent and adheres to a firm template for TV drama. Read more.
From Amber Dowling of TV Guide Canada:
- Welcome to Kandahar
Nestled behind an industrial area on the edge of Etobicoke, Ont. is one of the most memorable sets to ever grace the Canadian entertainment industry — an indoor and outdoor re-imagining of the Kandahar Airfield Base and Role 3 Multinational Medical Unit in 2006 Afghanistan. To viewers, that space is also known as Combat Hospital. Read more.
By Alex Strachan of Postmedia News:
- Combat Hospital
Based on tonight’s initial evidence, Combat Hospital, the new, Canadian-made fictional drama about the men and women who serve at the only military hospital equipped for advanced surgery in southern Afghanistan, is a game and dogged effort. The cast ensemble is believable and compelling by turns, and the stories are more urgent and rooted in the here and now than those in the typical prime-time medical drama. Read more.