Good day to you all, my little nerdlings and geeklettes, and welcome to yet another edition of the EYCQueue! Every week we bring you something awesome that is currently streaming on Netflix or Hulu (or both!) that you should be watching. EYC Headquarter's basement gnomes have been rather busy this week preparing our Thanksgiving Turbaconducken feast so they have decided to bring us a British TV series they found in-between butter-bastings. This week on the EYCQueue: A Young Doctor's Notebook and Other Stories!
A Young Doctor's Notebook and Other Stories
Netflix Synopsis: Set during the Russian Revolution, this comic miniseries is based on a doctor's memories of his early career working in an out-of-the-way village.
Why it’s on the Queue: This film walks the line between dark comedy and utter depression rather spectacularly. While not always does it operate with subtlety (dang it… I was hoping to avoid puns this week), it is an interesting story about a promising young doctor (Daniel Radcliffe) and his fall into addiction and depression. Don’t worry, this isn’t a spoiler or anything, you see the character’s future self (John Hamm) in the middle of a difficult situation straight from the beginning of the series. The two versions of the doctor, regularly interact through strange hallucinatory spells, some of them incredibly funny, others incredibly sad. One of my favorites is when the Older Doctor talks the Younger Doctor through an incredibly gruesome and bloody amputation. Trust me, it’s funnier than it sounds. I’m not a monster…
When should you watch it: To paraphrase Star-Lord: A Young Doctor’s Notebook is good for when you want something of funny, something dark, or a bit of both. Or maybe you’re just feeling a bit sad that there is no Harry Potter movie coming out this winter and you just want to watch Daniel Radcliffe be flustered.
You might enjoy this if you liked: Copper, Call the Midwife, Sherlock
Series One is available now on Netflix