Doc Martin is a British comedy-drama originally airing on ITV in 2004, with its Eighth Series scheduled to premiere in Fall 2017, a ninth and final series scheduled for 2018. Doctor Marin Ellingham is a successful surgeon in London who suddenly develops haemophobia (an intense fear of blood) that makes him violently nauseous. Martin reluctantly quits his practice and obtains a general practitioner’s license, moving to the quiet countryside town of Portwenn. Martin’s terrible bedside manner, brutal honesty, and un-relinquishing professionalism even outside of his office, rub many of the simple townsfolk the wrong way. Though as Martin continues to save lives and happily treat the people of Portwenn, despite his condition, the town’s respect grows for him.
Time Commitment: 7 Seasons