Tonight, FOX unveils their first new drama of the 2012-13 season, The Mob Doctor. The title tells us exactly what the show’s about but will viewers be interested enough to bring the new TV series adequate ratings to keep the show from being cancelled?
The Mob Doctor follows a young and beautiful female physician (Jordana Spiro) who works at a prestigious Chicago hospital, while moonlighting for the mob and performing all kinds of medical fêtes to pay off her brother’s gambling debt. The TV show also features Floriana Lima, Zach Gilford, Željko Ivanek, Wendy Makkena, Jesse Lee Soffer, William Forsythe, and James Carpinello.
Is Mob Doctor worth your time? Here’s what some of the critics think:
Boston Globe: “Judging by the pilot, each week we’ll get a hospital story line in which Grace will break some rule, solve the problem, and suffer little to no consequences driving her haughty superiors — including a so-far underutilized Zeljko Ivanek — supportive colleagues, and irritated boyfriend just a little bit crazier. She will then be called upon, at the most inopportune moment — preferably during sex or a touching family moment — to handle a medical case for the mob: stitching up an enforcer or prescribing something for the boss. She will then have some sort of argument with her family and her boyfriend…