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Doc Martin: Series 1
Doc Martin Series 1
Actor: Martin Clunes
Genres: Comedy, Television
NR     2007     4hr 40min

Make an appointment with the brilliant but socially awkward and neurotic Doc Martin (Martin Clunes). When Martin develops an aversion to blood, he abandons his career as a celebrated London surgeon and becomes the only doc...  more »


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Actor: Martin Clunes
Genres: Comedy, Television
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy, British Television
Studio: Image Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 06/12/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 4hr 40min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Brilliant! A must-watch!
phantomfan | Ohio, USA | 06/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I absolutely LOVED this series. I had heard Martin compared with House, and I think that's a bit unfair, albeit understandable. However, I prefer to think of him as a strange cross between House and James Harriot. Although James was just nice, nice, nice (ad nauseum), the situations in which they find themselves are really very similar - close-knit countryside full of bizarre natives with bizarre rituals. In personality he is much more like House, with one huge difference: House is a rude, insensitive jerk simply because he enjoys it, while Martin, not a jerk at all, frequently acts like one because he doesn't seem to know any better. Like House, Martin's dry, deadpan comebacks are hilarious.

Each episode of Season 1 is better than the one before, culminating in an ending so funny I think I had tears in my eyes. He just never learns, does he?

I still can't quite put my finger on what makes Martin so charming, since I'm not sure I would enjoy knowing him in person. Probably (and due in large part to the brilliant Martin Clunes) it is because he is so very real, and you can't help but identify with his out-of-place, misunderstood persona. Haven't we all been there?

Simply a brilliant show - extremely funny, while taking itself seriously.

Can't wait for Season 2!"
A sparkling escape
Anna S. | New York metro USA | 09/20/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Quirky characters, idealized village life sophisticates escaping the rat race. A welcome series in the tradition of Monarch of the Glen and Northern Exposure...more oddball comedy than soap like the latter."
Doc Martin Series One, Region One
SherlocksSolutions | 12/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For anyone who wants a real life; ups and down, serious but quirky comedic series to become immersed in - this is your series!

Also, anyone who has first-hand knowledge of surgeons (any speciality) can readily feel right at home with asocial Doc Martin. His plain spoken, unvarnished truth is painful to listen to; but don't we all wish we could tell it like it is, maybe the person will improve their behavior or in medicine - live instead of die?

Doc Martin's first and seemingly only interest in life is practicing medicine. It is the only way he can show his love of humanity.

Unfortunately in this 1st series, his love for anything does not apply to an all-loving dog (GOD, spelled backward)who is the only living creature willing to love the cold doctor. His harsh, unloving treatment of the animal is difficult for dog lover's to watch. Martin's inability to accept love or kindness by anyone or anything is startling, but does exist in life.

The supporting actors are gifted in their ability to portray strong eccentric personalities. They give not an inch to the rude doctor. We not so silently praise them for socking it to him.

While Doc surprises us with his unilateral personality, we develop a strong affection for him as he is forced to suffer and evolve.

So much so; I can't wait for Series 2, Region 1 to come out!"
Sophronia | San Diego, CA | 07/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great story lines, great acting, very substantive, very refreshing compared to US tv which in my opinion is really shallow and riddled with too much sex and violence. Would really like to get my hands on series 2 and 3. Not sure why this did not go on to a series 4."