From Alex Strachan of Postmedia News:
- TV Thursday: Saving Hope
The new, homegrown medical soap Saving Hope is another one of those hospital dramas where, like A Gifted Man before it, the charismatic chief doc and handsome leading man crosses over between the temporal world and the real world. Read more.
From Rob Salem of the Toronto Star:
- Erica Durance, Michael Shanks and Daniel Gillies don scrubs for Saving Hope
In any medical drama, even a slightly supernatural one, the actors are required to spout complicated Latin jargon as if they had been speaking it all their adult lives. But dense dialogue, in either sense of the word, is nothing new to the stars of Saving Hope. Read more.
From Scott Stinson of the National Post:
- Hospital drama with an otherworldly twist
Hope Zion hospital positively gleams. The floors are shiny, and as orderlies shuffle by pushing carts, neither shoes nor wheels squeak. Racks of silver medical equipment are ready for use in an operating room. A group of people talks quietly around a tidy triage station. A nurse wheels a man with a bandaged head on a stretcher. Read more.
From Eric Volmers of Postmedia News:
- Erica Durance is Saving Hope for new medical drama
Erica Durance compares performing fake surgery to acting in a well-choreographed play. The Calgary-born actress is on the phone from Toronto, where she is on a lunch break after six gruelling hours in the operating room, performing make-believe life-and-death procedures as the star of CTV’s new medical drama Saving Hope. Read more.
From Mike Hale of the New York Times:
- After an Accident, a Doctorâ€™s Lingering Presence
Watching the first two episodes of â€œSaving Hope,â€ a new medical drama that begins Thursday night on NBC, I wondered: If I didnâ€™t already know that it was a summer-filler Canadian import, would I have been able to tell? Read more.
From David Hinkley of the New York Daily News:
- NBC medical series â€˜Saving Hopeâ€™ plays more like tranquilizer than stimulant
You want to like NBCâ€™s new summer medical drama â€œSaving Hope.â€ It just doesnâ€™t give you much to hang onto. Itâ€™s a bit reminiscent of CBSâ€™ â€œA Gifted Man,â€ which was a better show and didnâ€™t make it this past season â€” though expectations in October at CBS are a little higher than expectations at NBC in June. Read more.