The Mob Doctor Review

FOX's "The Mob Doctor" promotional poster - (c) FOX / Sony

FOX’s “The Mob Doctor” promotional poster – (c) FOX / Sony

Synopsis
For most physicians, the Hippocratic oath is sacred. But for one Chicago doctor, who is indebted to the mafia, saving lives isn’t her only concern. “The Mob Doctor” is a fast-paced medical drama focusing on a young female surgeon caught between two worlds as she juggles her promising medical career with her family’s debt to Chicago’s Southside mob.

Dr. Grace Devlin (Jordana Spiro) is a top resident at Chicago’s Roosevelt Medical Center. Smart and self-assured, she’s heralded as one of the country’s most promising young surgeons. But family ties keep her glued to her Southside roots. To pay off her brother’s life-threatening gambling debt, she makes a deal with the devil and agrees to work “off book” for the mafia men she once despised.

As Grace tries to heed the demands of these two conflicting worlds – not to mention the needs of her own slightly dysfunctional family – her moral center comes into direct conflict with the very immoral things she’s asked to do. But with nerves of steel and a tough-as-nails exterior, she somehow will manage to make it all work – at least for now.

*****

The premise of the show is intriguing enough for me to add this show on my list. Seeing the series finale is just wow! Actually, when I saw the preview for the last 2 episodes I knew it’s good but didn’t know it’ll be this good! I was at the edge of my seat with everything happening really fast while trying to digest scene after scene and I really enjoyed it. That confrontation scene of Dr. Devlin and Constantine that leads to the former’s decision – didn’t see that coming especially after the revelation. It is one of the best series finale I’ve ever seen, very intriguing and it ended the show on a high note and left you asking for more. Sadly, it’s the end of the road for the show which struggled on its time-slot but I thank FOX for the uninterrupted airing of the series despite its low ratings. I’m glad that I kept this show on my list despite early prediction that it will be pulled-off on FOX schedule after the pilot episode!

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