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Emily Owens, MD Season 1 Review “Pilot” – You Can Take the Girl Out of High School, But…

I have to admit…I wasn’t entirely looking forward to the premiere of the CW’s newest show, Emily Owens, MD, probably because they’ve been playing one particular scene over and over again for months, and it’s not the show’s finest moment. If they’d shown more of the rest of the episode, I might have gotten more excited. As it is, what I saw was both surprising and promising.

Emily Owens (Mamie Gummer) is a brand new intern at Denver Memorial (nice touch…not a city that’s been home to any other major medical shows to my knowledge). She’s neurotic and insecure and finds it much easier to relate to adolescent patients than deal with people her own age. She also has a med-school-long crush on Will Collins (Justin Hartley) and an elementary-school-long hatred of Cassandra Kopelson (Aja Naomi King), both of whom are interning with her. After Cassandra picks right back up with torturing Emily, she finds an ally in Tyra (Kelly McCreary), the daughter of the chief of staff who has come out to everyone but her father, for fear of messing up his perfect life, which isn’t actually so perfect since Emily caught him kissing a nurse in the stairwell. Read More...


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