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This Is Going to HurtThis Is Going to Hurt

This Is Going to Hurt

A wry, first-person account of the horrors of working in the medical field

Comedy, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.8

show

United Kingdom

English

Binge-Worthy, Dark, Depressing

2022

Alex Jennings, Ambika Mod, Ashley McGuire

Synopsis

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8.8
The Staff

In the dark comedy This Is Going to Hurt, Ben Whishaw stars as junior doctor Adam, who’s barely keeping it together in the understaffed and under-equipped ob-gyn ward of Britain’s NHS hospital. We see, often in sad and graphic detail, what goes on in a public hospital and the heavy toll this takes on both the patients’ and medical staff’s personal lives. It’s hard to look away, especially when Adam addresses us in the first person. 

Even more upsetting? The miniseries is based on a memoir. Former medical trainee Adam Kay wrote a best-selling book detailing his horrific time at the NHS, and now he serves as executive producer and writer of the series.

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