Doc Martin: Special Collection, contains every episode of the first five seasons of the beloved series, as well as two prequel films about the character.
Arriving at his new home/office, he's quickly met by some of the locals: his quirky (unasked for) receptionist Elaine, a gaggle of giggling obnoxious schoolgirls, and a hairy four-legged companion who adopts the doctor on sight and refuses to be parted from him (despite ever increasing
Luckily, Doc Martin does have one ally in town: his Aunt Joan, a no-nonsense older lady with a gorgeous hillside farm. His childhood visits to her farm are part of the reason that he wanted to move to the town of Portwenn. The other reason is something he tries, unsuccessfully, to keep hidden. He left his successful job as a surgeon because he suddenly developed a fear of blood. Unfortunately, once the secret is out, the townspeople waste no time in teasing and pulling pranks on the squeamish physician. It's all very annoying to the short-tempered Martin, but seeing him become the butt of jokes (when he has no sense of humor himself) is somewhat enjoyable.
The series continues with a cast of quirky townspeople getting up to no end of trouble, various receptionists with their own problems, and Martin and Louisa struggling to continue their careers and have a relationship. The stories are all engrossing, and with Martin's gruff demeanor, watching him sort out everyone's problems is truly enjoyable. The set also includes extras such as a look behind-the-scenes and cast filmographies. There is reportedly a series 6 to be shown this fall in Britain, so we can all anticipate more fun from the irritable Doc Martin in the future!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Doc Martin: Special Collection from Acorn Media in exchange for this review
Final Verdict for Doc Martin: Special Collection:
Five Gherkins, for being a delightful look at a beautiful Cornwall village and its somewhat unconventional doctor
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