If you're a fan of Doc Martin on KCET, thank you. We're glad you love the series as much as we do.
And if you've overlooked this gem, tune to KCET tonight at 8:00 pm and take a look at one of the smartest and funniest comedies on TV.
Doc Martin stars Martin Clunes as a caring but dispassionate and often times insensitive physician who ends up in Portween after leaving his successful London practice. It's not that he'd ever planned on working and living in the idyllic but sleepy seaside village. Doc Martin had to give up his medical practice in London after he developed an extreme fear of blood. And for a doctor that's more than a little problem.
Martin Clunes is brilliant in his portrayal of the GP who is seemingly detached from his patients.
The show was created by Domnic Minghella, whose late brother Anthony was director of the award-winning film The English Patient. In another family connection, the Doc Martin series is produced by Phillippa Braithwaite, Martin Clune's wife.
Tonight's episode airs at 8:00 pm; it repeats Saturday at 9:00 pm. Steer clear of American Idol tonight. Avoid the tired same old same old (or DVR it). Give Doc Martin a try instead. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Here's a preview of tonight's episode titled "Aromatherapy".