Saving Hope: Season 1 (2012)

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Critic Consensus: The characters are appealing, but Saving Grace's slow place and unconvincing mix of spirituality and medicine hold it back.

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Air date: Jun 7, 2012
2
Air date: Jun 14, 2012
3
Air date: Jun 21, 2012
4
Air date: Jun 28, 2012
5
Air date: Jul 5, 2012
6
Air date: Jul 12, 2012
7
Air date: Jul 19, 2012
8
Air date: Jul 26, 2012
9
Air date: Aug 16, 2012
10
Air date: Aug 23, 2012
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Season 1 of this Canadian hospital drama introduces us to Charlie Harris (Michael Shanks), a charming surgeon who falls into a coma and ends up roaming the halls of Hope Zion hospital in "spirit" form. As he observes the care given to patients, his fiancée, Dr. Alex Reid (Erica Durance), teams up with the rest of the staff to save his life and keep the hospital up and running. Over the course of the season, complications arise in the surgical suites and in Alex's personal life, thanks to Dr. Joel Goran (Daniel Gilles), Alex's former boyfriend, and Dr. Dawn Bell (Michelle Nolden), Charlie's ex-wife.

Cast

Erica Durance
as Alex Reid
Michael Shanks
as Charlie Harris
Daniel Gillies
as Joel Goran
Husein Madhavji
as Shahir Hamza
Julia Taylor Ross
as Maggie Lin
Kristopher Turner
as Gavin Murphy
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Critic Reviews for Saving Hope Season 1

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (11)

The characters are so appealing that I wonder whether the show wouldn't have been fine without the weirdness.

Jun 7, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It just doesn't give you much to hang onto.

Jun 7, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

As short-term entertainment, this could fit the bill quite nicely.

Jun 7, 2012 | Full Review…

Its characters are comparatively compelling even when they're falling a little short.

Jun 7, 2012 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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A sober, intelligent, placidly paced drama as only the Canadians can make. Saving Hope is better than probably even NBC realizes.

Jun 7, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It's fast-paced, the medical cases are interesting, the character dynamics are intriguing and all of the actors brought their A-game.

Jan 22, 2019 | Full Review…

We've seen this kind of manipulative, heartstring-tugging material before and it's not written well enough here to make it interesting again.

Jun 7, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Though the show promises to deliver a new twist on the genre, Saving Hope's focus on recycled hospital drama storylines and one-note characters feel more like a Very Special episode of Private Practice.

Jun 7, 2012 | Full Review…

You've definitely got to disengage your brain to sit through an episode.

Jun 7, 2012 | Full Review…

Half of the show is a tonal mess, and the other half is bland mush.

Jun 7, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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