Dr. Death (2021)


Season 1
Dr. Death

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Though it keeps viewers in the waiting room a little too long, Dr. Death is a horrifying tale of medical malpractice centered around Joshua Jackson's sufficiently unsettling performance.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2021

Christopher Duntsch begins operating at a Dallas hospital where he leaves two patients seriously maimed and another dead; Dr. Henderson and Dr. Kirby investigate whether Duntsch's surgical abilities amount to incompetence or murder.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2021

Henderson and Kirby discover a history of Duntsch's medical misadventures and set out to strip him of his medical license; Duntsch obsessively struggles to make the football team at Colorado State before moving home and pursuing a career in medicine.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2021

Duntsch studies under the tutelage of a renowned neurosurgeon while seeking a patent for his stem cell research; Henderson and Kirby uncover a series of disturbing revelations about the medical system's accountability in Duntsch's time in Texas.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2021

Henderson and Kirby crash a function in Duntsch's honor and wind up confronting the systemic failure at the heart of his reign of terror; Duntsch moves to Texas, sets up his private practice and is recruited by one of the nation's premier hospitals.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2021

Duntsch begins his tenure operating in Dallas and the medical misadventures stack up immediately; Henderson and Kirby get support from ADA Michelle Shughart in leveraging the legal system to stop Duntsch before he can do any more damage.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2021

Duntsch attempts to fix a disastrous surgery performed on a friend while the administration at Baylor suspects that drugs may be influencing his outcomes; Henderson and Kirby lend Shughart their expertise as she builds her case against Duntsch.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2021

Duntsch is arrested and fights to make bail so that he can mount a defense; Henderson and Kirby stumble on a tragic conflict of interest in Duntsch's past; Shughart visits Memphis to answer some lingering questions.

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Air date: Jul 15, 2021

Duntsch is forced to confront his victims in court as Henderson, Kirby and Shughart set out to put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

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Joshua Jackson
Christopher Duntsch

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Alec Baldwin
Robert Henderson

Actor
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Christian Slater
Randall Kirby

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Carrie Preston
Robbie McClung

Actor
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Grace Gummer
Kim Morgan

Actor
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AnnaSophia Robb
Michelle Shughart

Actor
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Patrick Macmanus
Executive Producer
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Todd Black
Executive Producer
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Jason Blumenthal
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Steve Tisch
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Hernán López
Executive Producer
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Marshall Lewy
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Critic Reviews for Dr. Death: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Dr. Death: Season 1

  • Jan 19, 2023
    Excellent story. Excellent cast. Excellent performances. I could have done a more linear chronological edit, jumping around from era to era is a blight on storytelling imo. But really, for one of Peacock's first exclusive streams, they're off to a great start.
  • Mar 20, 2022
    This was an amazing and very descriptive take on the cases of Christopher Duntsch. The acting, writing and directing were all on point to deliver a real-life suspense on injuries that could happen to any of us. I would highly recommend you give it a watch, but you might be there a while because you can't just watch one episode.
  • Dec 17, 2021
    Brilliant cast and well made. Even though it has been dramatised in some areas it was a great ride. Definitely worth the watch.
  • Dec 01, 2021
    Phenomenal and captivating story, but execution of tv adaption was done poorly in my opinion.
  • Nov 05, 2021
    OMG que miedo encontrarse con un personaje de estos en la vida real, preocupado y algo estresado quedé con esta realidad que no conocía. Quedé muy contento con la serie 5/5
  • Oct 04, 2021
    Really engaging. I do think it is a bit dragged out and the flashbacks and forwards can be clunky but the acting was good. Very easy for you to despise the main character. Excellent watch... I have recommended to many!
  • Sep 25, 2021
    It's so terribly frustrating to see this happening and know that it's a true story. While watching you may scream in your head and think..."whyd anybody else see this and stop this coward?" It's worth the time
  • Aug 19, 2021
    Gives you a lot to think about, when it comes to needing surgery and who you allow to operate on you. Outstanding look into the laws of medicine.
  • Aug 17, 2021
    Joshua Jackson's acting in this should put him in the running for every award out there!! You hate him, fear him and somehow sympathize with him at moments with his character. Jackson's performance, as anything he decides to act in, is gripping, intense, dynamic, memorable and passionate.
  • Aug 12, 2021
    Incredibly well made. This show will make you absolutely hate Joshua Jackson. I can't distinguish him from the character he's playing.

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