Back in the day, medical dramas were primarily soap operas with a focus on people's multitudinous troubles and the occasional rare, but life-threatening "are-we-gonna-renew-his-contract-next-season-or-not" disease thrown in for good measure.
Marcus Welby, MD was different. It was the first network program to have more of a true medical focus, and yet it kept a good balance, interweaving the medical theme with the drama of people's storm-tossed lives. I've read that medical professionals thought highly of this show, because of its fairly accurate depiction of a general practitioner's day-to-day life.
And Marcus Welby was such a likable character. And the show's writing was stellar. I still remember so many wonderful quotes from the show and I could probably sit down and recite a dozen of the story lines - just from memory. It made *that* kind of impression.
The show first aired on ABC in 1969 and one year later, actor Robert Young won an Emmy for his...
How much fun to see Dr. Welby and that young sprout, Dr. Kiley, putting their medical minds together once again! So glad this made it to DVD! We were in trouble, even 'way back then, as young medical residents spurned general practice for high-paying specialty medicine. The very first episode points this out. Dr. Welby to resident Dr. Kiley: "Have you ever considered General Practice?" Dr. Kiley: Sure! And I've also considered having my leg broken in three places and joining the Foreign Legion!" See, our healthcare problems were bubbling up even back then! Dr. Welby looks at patients, not as percentages, or chances of survival, but as people--people for whom he has cared, often, since their birth. It's amazing that anybody ever thought of medicine that way. But, once upon a time, doctors visited people in their homes, knew their histories--not through computer screens, but through their actual, lived lives, and built trust and confidence the way that Dr. Welby did...
(Note: This review was for the episode "Fun And Games And Michael Ambrose". At the time I posted, it looked like you could post reviews for individual episodes.)
This was one of my favorite episodes of Marcus Welby, M.D.: Season One. In it was David Cassidy before he became famous . . . the alienated child of divorce . . . the beach at Santa Monica . . . it's funny how certain TV episodes, and the images in them, you saw as a kid just stick in your mind.
The series itself is even better than I remember it. That, of course, is not always the case with shows you watched when you were growing up. Robert Young is in many ways exceptional; he's not only compassionate, as we all remember him, but also very intelligent in his dislike of stereotypes and simple-minded thinking. (Unfortunately, that doesn't always apply to women; there is...
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