Medical Police

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Medical Police
Poster for Netflix series Medical Police.jpg
Promotional release poster
GenreComedy
Created by
Directed by
  • David Wain
  • Bill Benz
Starring
Music byMatt Novack
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Franny Baldwin
  • Marco Fargnoli
  • David Soldinger
CinematographyMarco Fargnoli
Editor(s)
  • John Daigle
  • Dean Pollack
  • Maura Corey
Running time21–28 minutes
Production company(s)
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K (16:9 UHDTV in high dynamic range)
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10) –
present (present)
Chronology
Related showsChildrens Hospital
External links
Medical Police

Medical Police is an American comedy[1] web television series, created by Rob Corddry, Krister Johnson, Jonathan Stern and David Wain, that premiered on Netflix on January 10, 2020. It is a spin-off of the short-form alt-comedy series Childrens Hospital, that parodied medical dramas, whereas Medical Police is a parody of international spy thrillers.[2][3] The series stars Erinn Hayes and Rob Huebel.

Premise[edit]

Childrens Hospital doctors Lola Spratt and Owen Maestro discover a world-threatening virus, and are recruited as government agents in a globe-spanning race to find a cure. In the process, they unmask a deep conspiracy amidst the outbreak.[4]

Cast[edit]

Main[edit]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"Wheels Up"David WainRob Corddry
Krister Johnson
Jonathan Stern
David Wain
January 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
Doctor Lola Spratt works late into the night on her research when multiple patients turn up at Childrens Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, infected with a mysterious virus. Lola's research catches the attention of Sloan McIntyre from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which invites both her and her co-worker, Doctor Owen Maestro, to join a special task force investigating the same virus across the world. Suspecting the virus to be part of a global terrorist plot, the CDC takes Lola on a cargo plane along with Owen (who used the plane's bathroom and didn't emerge until mid-flight) to Berlin. However, the plane is suddenly hijacked by terrorists disguising themselves as CDC personnel. After fighting off the terrorists, Sloan stays behind to crash the plane away from a populated area and tells the doctors to find "The Goldfinch." Owen and Lola are forced to use the parachute of a dead terrorist and manage to safely land in Berlin, where they are held up by German police.
2"The Goldfinch"David WainMax SilvestriJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
Lola and Owen manage to talk their way out of trouble and head to a German hospital, where a similar outbreak of the mysterious virus has occurred. While looking for someone suspicious, they find a young Arab male named Hamsi who flees shortly after spotting them. Lola finds a notebook that seems to point to Hamsi as a suspect in the virus attacks. Lola and Owen chase Hamsi through Berlin and almost capture him when they are suddenly kidnapped by a man who reveals himself to be The Goldfinch. The Goldfinch apologizes for kidnapping them and helps them locate Hamsi again. Owen shoots Hamsi in the arm as he pulls out a "pocket pussy," and Hamsi reveals that his actions and the writings in his notebook had nothing to do with the terrorists, but of planning to lose his virginity. Back in Goldfinch's van, a news report shows that the number of affected cities has increased. Meanwhile, one of the terrorists survives the crash, and finds the IDs of Lola and Owen in the wreckage.
3"Dumb Doggy"Bill BenzJessica Lee WilliamsonJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
Lola and Owen head to the New Hampshire School of Medicine to ask for help from Lola's old teacher, Professor Waters. Waters finds a signature in the virus from a bioterrorist named Matteo Roberto Neri, leading Lola and Owen to travel to his last-known location in Florence. After infiltrating the main records building, Lola finds another clue about Neri's whereabouts, leading them to a clinic in Sudan. Lola and Owen decide to infiltrate the clinic by posing as interior decorators. Meanwhile, Neri gets word of the American agents' arrival and disguises himself as another patient. Lola and Owen escape Neri's trap and find out that Neri was following someone else's orders, but accidentally bisect him while he tries to escape via truck. As Lola digs through his wallet, she finds a photo revealing that Neri had a twin brother.
4"Mature Group Action"Bill BenzRob CorddryJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
Owen unsuccessfully tries to hack into Neri's phone, while Lola finds out that the water park in the photo's background was taken in France (after mistakenly looking in Denmark). An old man at the waterpark then directs them to the Neri brother's last-known location in a Florida retirement community. Lola and Owen find their old co-worker Dr. Glenn Richie working with the retirees, including Frank Nelson (nee Neri) who refuses to help them. The doctors hatch a plot to infiltrate Frank's house and steal photos of his face for a 3D Printer. Frank holds them at gunpoint, but the doctors put him to sleep by singing Rock-a-bye Baby and steal his scrapbook to create a reference for the 3D printer. Several hours of printing and painting later, the doctors stumble onto the common aspect of the 3D Printer model present at each infection site printing the virus, and call the CDC's Director Patten to shut them all down.
5"Deuce to Nines, Double Draw"David WainCraig RowinJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
6"The Lasagna as a Whole"Bill BenzJess DweckJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
7"Everybody Panic!"Bill BenzJonathan SternJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
8"Just the D"Bill BenzEmily HellerJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
9"Real Heavy Hitter"David WainKrister JohnsonJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
10"Everything Goes Back to Normal … or Do They??"David WainRob Corddry & Krister JohnsonJanuary 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)

Production[edit]

After Childrens Hospital ended in 2016, in 2017 series creator Rob Corddry revealed that a spin-off series was in development, describing the new show as a "global thriller" with a season-long serial narrative that shifts across countries, unlike Childrens Hospital which eschewed strict continuity, and was set primarily at a children's hospital.[7] On February 19, 2019, Netflix announced that it had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten half-hour episodes.[4][6] The series was co-created by Rob Corddry, Jonathan Stern, David Wain, and Krister Johnson, who also serve as executive producers and writers.[8] The show is produced by Warner Horizon Scripted TV, which has an overall deal with producer Jonathan Stern.[9]

Release[edit]

On December 16, 2019, Netflix announced that Medical Police would premiere on its streaming service globally on January 10, 2020. On December 19, 2019, a trailer for the series was released.[1]

Reception[edit]

On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the first season has a 92% approval rating with an average rating of 7.12/10, based on 13 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Cop-doctors finally get their due in Medical Police, a show that works almost as well as a good old fashioned action-adventure as it does a delightfully absurd satire about doctor-cops."[10] On Metacritic, the first season has a weighted average score of 62 out of 100, based on 6 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hoai-Tran, Bui (December 19, 2019). "Medical Police Trailer: This New Netflix Comedy Is About Doctors... Who Are Also Cops". Slash Film. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  2. ^ Tobias, Scott (December 27, 2019). "The Best Movies and TV Shows New on Netflix Canada in January". The New York Times. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Netflix orders scripted series Medical Police from Rob Corddry, Krister Johnson, Jonathan Stern, and David Wain" (Press release). Netflix. February 19, 2019. Episodes: 10 X 30
  4. ^ a b "'Childrens Hospital' Spinoff 'Medical Police' Gets Premiere Date at Netflix - Here's Your First Look (Photos)". TheWrap. December 16, 2019. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c Michael, Brendan (December 16, 2019). "'Childrens Hospital' Team Bringing Spin-off 'Medical Police' to Netflix in January". Collider. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Andreeva, Nellie (February 19, 2019). "Netflix Orders 'Medical Police' Comedy Series From 'Childrens Hospital' Team Starring Erinn Hayes & Rob Huebel". Deadline. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  7. ^ Kozell, Isaac (September 8, 2017). "Rob Corddry on 'Ballers,' His 'Childrens Hospital' Spin-Off, and Playing Second Banana". Splitsider. Archived from the original on October 2, 2017. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  8. ^ Pedersen, Erik (December 16, 2019). "'Medical Police' Premiere Date: Netflix's Outbreak Comedy Stars Erinn Hayes & Rob Huebel". Deadline. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  9. ^ White, Peter (December 10, 2019). "'Childrens Hospital' & 'Wet Hot American Summer' Producer Jonathan Stern Strikes Overall Deal With Warner Bros TV". Deadline. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  10. ^ "Medical Police: Season 1 (2020)". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on February 7, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  11. ^ "Medical Police: Season 1". Metacritic. Archived from the original on February 7, 2020. Retrieved January 20, 2020.

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