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Dr. Alfred Summers
Dr. Byron Hale
Nurse Mary Phinney
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Hopefully timing and word of mouth will turn the series into a deserving contender in a Sunday television landscape packed with viable options.
Well-meaning but oh so somber, Mercy Street is a rare, born-in-the USA drama for a network that has relied on the British for almost everything in this genre.
Despite the lovely title, used by both musician Peter Gabriel and poet Anne Sexton, the show is obvious and inauthentic as it tells the story.
Mercy Street milks ample drama from the terrifying prospect of facing even the most minor of procedures in an era in which anesthesia was considered unnecessary and the most scientific testing involved sniffing.
It's entertaining, for sure, and immediately watchable, especially for those that love a historical drama.
The blood and tragedy don't feel gratuitous, but rather honest portrayals of a turbulent time in American history based on true events in Alexandria, Va. starting in 1861.
The first original scripted drama produced by PBS in over a decade, Mercy Street is a medical show by way of a historical drama, an American story that takes its cues from British period pieces and fills its cast with strong American actors.
A drama that exults the quality of mercy in an improvised Virginia hospital during the Civil War.
Although some aspects of the ploy may be predictable, the drama emerging from the many conflicts of the Civil War period, both ideological and physical, promise to demand attention.
Audience Reviews for Mercy Street: Season 1
Apr 22, 2019Honestly, it started allow but the drama really picked up in the last few episodes. Nicely written characters.
Mar 13, 2017Please please please do another season!!! Such an intelligently done show, but also so engaging. I love the characters and the story - great acting.
Feb 07, 2017love this show! Great Cast, great production value
Jan 31, 2017In authentic and historical inaccuracies. Example an officer brags about his affluence including being trained as a physician at Princeton. Princeton University was The College of New Jersey until it was renamed Princeton in 1896. The College of New Jersey was a theological school and did not offer degrees in the sciences until long after the civil war. It was one of a handful of colleges in civil war era and not particularly attended by the affluent.
Jan 01, 2017A wonderful show with great show with good acting.
Mar 13, 2016Love it. It's PBS at its usual best.
Mar 04, 2016Much more even-handed than most entertainment set in that period. The cast is very compelling and the writing is excellent. The costumes are understated, but highly appropriate.
Feb 22, 2016My wife and I loved Mercy Stree! Does a great job of of blending the human interest of a dramatic hospital drama with the tensions of the Civil War and its underlying moral issue of slavery. Bring it back with more episodes, PBS!
Feb 21, 2016This is an incredibly well-done series. Authenticity is first rate, and the acting is spot-on!
Feb 20, 2016It's historical, the actors play interesting characters, in short it is an entertaining episode. They do not resort to gruesome murders or soft porn to create a plot. So extra credit for that.