Emily Owens, M.D.: Season 1 Reviews

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November 13, 2020
It's the TV equivalent of a stress-relieving pain-killer. I'm ashamed to admit, I rather enjoyed it.
November 13, 2020
The show has something of the flavor of a young adult novel, which is why it seems good for the CW, home to "The Vampire Diaries" and "Gossip Girl," and for that matter, another female-doctor series, "Hart of Dixie."
November 13, 2020
I'd settle for an Emily Owens who acts more like a doctor and less like a 14-year-old.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 22, 2019
This isn't "Grey's Anatomy" and it's not "Scrubs" either. It's a really well-written and well-acted show about people who are just trying to figure out life while they do their jobs.
July 2, 2018
While the concept and characters are recycled from countless medical shows that have preceded it, Emily Owens, M.D. is elevated greatly by the talent and charisma of its star, who goes a long way to make up for the show's weak points.
October 11, 2013
The medical situations need some work in the exciting category if Emily Owens wants to be a new Grey's Anatomy, and the comedy-drama mix needs to be tightened if it wants to be a new Scrubs.
October 16, 2012
This isn't the kind of show that'll keep me coming back.
October 16, 2012
Welcome to one of the most annoying and condescending shows you'll ever hopefully not watch.
October 16, 2012
Doctor! Code green! The viewers' eyes are glazing over!
October 16, 2012
[Gummer] will one day need to step out of her mother's giant shadow. At least Emily proves she's got the chops to cast a shadow of her own.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 16, 2012
"You can do this," Emily reassures herself. Not without some emergency script surgery, stat.
October 16, 2012
Annoying as high school and its legacy can be, at a certain point you move on. For the good of the show, Emily should.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 16, 2012
She [Mamie Gummer] injects the ordinary with her own unique prescription brand pick-me-ups, making Emily Owens bearable when it's not fully embraceable.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 16, 2012
There's a lot to mock in Emily Owens, M.D., but the lead character's cheerfulness makes all the silliness go down somewhat easier.
October 16, 2012
It's loaded with stock situations, cliche-ridden interrelationships, and soapy subplots designed not just to tug at your heartstrings, but to beat them to a pulp in the process.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 16, 2012
Someone find a better show for Mamie Gummer, stat!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 16, 2012
Any show that can simultaneously work on your gut and your heart is worth a look.
October 16, 2012
Because Gummer is the daughter of Meryl Streep, she is, of course, a good actress, but here, she's a good actress in a mediocre sitcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 16, 2012
The problem is more likely to be the generic nature of Emily's misadventures, and the soap opera implausibility of the medical stories, which is extreme, even for the genre.
October 16, 2012
Think a less charming Ally McBeal in scrubs, acting out with all the maturity of the dancing baby, and that still can't approximate the annoying aftertaste of this cringe-inducing misfire.
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