Combat Hospital is a new medical drama from the American ABC network…it is a summer filler type of product so my expectations of it were not high. The show features many recognisable faces from a host of other series…though most of them had also ran type parts. Frankly many of them appear not to have been able to land a better part in a better show and to have taken their roles out of desperation.
Combat Hospital is set in Kandahar Afghanistan circa 2006. It attempts to depict fictional scenes surrounding “the only military hospital providing advanced surgical care in all of Southern Afghanistan, and charts the frantic lives of the hospital’s resident doctors and nurses from Canada, America, the U.K. and other allied countries”.
So, now I’ve got the general description of the show out of the way I’ll cut to the chase and tell you that it is garbage…utter and awful dross…summer filler of the worst kind…lazily written and, for the most part woodenly acted. You know what’s even worse…the damn horrible background noise throughout the entire monstrosity! The background is so teeth grindingly dreadful that it makes following the dialogue a daunting task…though given that that dialogue is more like direalogue you wouldn’t miss much of any worth. This is the worst show I’ve watched in some considerable time and I really can’t remember the last time I watched one where the audio made my ears ache by the end of the thing…yet that was exactly what Combat Hospital did for me…perhaps the intent was for viewers to get an enhanced experience via needing medical attention for severe auditory trauma by the end of it. It made me think of the way American forces compelled Nicaraguan drug barons out of their fortresses by blasting them with hard rock music 24/7…the only thing good about the audio track of Combat Hospital was that it came to an end.
I won’t waste a longer review on this turkey…I should think that you know how much I loathe it already. I’d give it around 0/10 and only that if I were prevented from allocating a negative score!