Friday, February 17, 2012

Children's Hospital: Season 1 & 2

Genre: TV comedy

Average Netflix Rating: 3.9 stars

Synopsis: Children's Hospital explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. Their dedication to their personal lives is relentless, interrupted only by the occasional need to treat sick children.

Take ER, Grey's Anatomy, and House and roll it all together - then make the Drs horny, stupid, and laugh out loud funny - throw in a cripple, some lesbian overtones, terminally ill children and a bloody clown who heals using only the power of laughter - and you get Children's Hospital. The key to enjoying this show is to ask how far is too far to go with humor? If it goes to far are you offended or are you laughing even harder? Children's Hospital is a smart, sexy, and slapstick take on the medical drama. The jokes range from juvenile gags of slapstick to slick one liners. What really ups the hilarity is the offensive nature of many of the jokes and plot lines. Child abuse, AIDS, 9/11, MS, cancer... All things that you might have a hard laughing about - but you will be! Children's Hospital started as an online series so the format of season 1 is fast and furious. Each episode of the first season is only 5 minutes, so the jokes come quick and there's ALOT (there are TONS of subtler jokes in background and set design) - so repeat viewing is a must! The show was so successful online, it was brought to TV and for season 2 the running time of each episode was doubled to 10 minutes. Still fast, still crazy... Pay extra attention anytime there is an announcement over the hospitals PA system - its Michael Cera with some of my favorite one liners.

Where should I put it in my Q? If you have a thick skin, and don't mind some offensive language and tasteless jokes - throw it right at the top of your Q... If your P.C. in any way,shape, or form - skip it all together.


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