Doc Martin

A few months ago Norm and I discovered a hilarious British sitcom called Doc Martin.  It’s about this little seaside village that hires a former surgeon to be their village doctor.  All the people of the village are quite strange and charming in their own way but the Doc, as they call him, is the weirdest.  He can no longer be a top grade surgeon because he has developed a condition which creates panic attacks at the sight of blood.  He also is a socially inept person who is living in a community of people who think that everyone should be your best friend.  We find ourselves laughing out loud throughout most of the program.

Last night’s episode had the village policeman visiting the doc for his health insurance exam.  He’s about to get married and his fiancée has just told him she is pregnant.  What he doesn’t know is that she’s about three months pregnant, but they have only known each other for a little over a month.  At first you think that maybe there’s going be a case of  paternity testing while pregnant.  However, the twist in the story is that he discovers he is sterile and she is using a fake identity.  He learns that she is a criminal and not who she claims to be and it breaks his heart.  Now, this on the surface does not sound like a comedy, but the way the story plays out with the crazy idiosyncrasies of the characters and all the other little side stories of their lives collide to make one funny show.

We look forward to our weekly viewing.