Rare review: Childrens’ Hospital
For those with short attention span, webisodes are a brilliant way for experiencing drama and parody in less than 10 minutes. Premiering in 2008, Childrens’ Hospital quickly became everyone’s favorite with its remarkably witty, mocking style. After experiencing some heart-wrenching moments and countless deaths of main characters on other medical shows, the viewers felt relieved that not all series are as sugar coated.
Pretending to be a brazilian hospital, but shot in Los Angeles, Calif., the audience actually can tell there was no effort made to make it look like Rio De Janeiro. Quite opposite. Starring Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Ken Marino and Malin Akerman the show is a fast pace emotional, sexual and humorous journey of hospital staff. As staff’s only concern is their own lives and libidos, their deep thoughts while walking hospital floors are occasionally interrupted by patients in need of treatment. Each doctor is a satirical answer to characters from other medical shows like Grey’s Anatomy or E.R., while being quite original on their own.
The series is not a typical comedy show that’s equally sweet and funny. It goes to great lengths with humor and utter absurd, teasing enough people might consider it rude and offensive. Jokes and punch lines are written so well, that politically incorrect humor in serious situations raises questions if the writing didn’t go too far. But, like many things, humor is not a question of taste but depends on advance of one’s mind.