The premiere of 'Combat Hospital' (Tue., 10PM ET on ABC) dropped Major Rebecca Gordon into war-torn Afghanistan in 2006. Wartime medical dramas are nothing new, and in fact have given television some of its best television series. But we're not ready to say 'Combat Hospital' is ready to join their ranks.
It does, however, feature a likable cast and lead in Gordon (Michelle Borth). A little out of her depth in Afghanistan, we thought the snake scene in the O.R. did a great job of spotlighting just how out of her element she was.
"I was the youngest chief surgical resident in Miami General's history," she was telling her superior officer during surgery when he stopped everyone in the room cold.