In an article to warm the hearts of any insanely addicted fan, Siegel describes the show, in part:
“Any work of art creates a world that sheds light on our more prosaic lives. By that standard, ‘Doc Martin’ is a work of art as well as a soulful comedy. Whatever you call it, it’s great to be able to visit lovely Portwenn again and kick back with a pint of the pub’s best bitter and all these marvelously flawed, endearing characters.”
It turns out that my niece Linda and I are in Episode 3, co-written by Charlie Martin and Jack Lothian (who I’ve mentioned before is my favorite writer). Our scene begins at about 37:37, with Louisa meeting up with Janice and James Henry. P.C. Penhale joins them holding two ice cream cones. Linda (black top and jeans) and I (see person far left of photo in blue) are sitting on the curb in front of a shop.
Here’s what Siegel says about Episode 3:
“But don’t touch that dial, or streaming device. The third episode is one of the best in the series.”
You can read the entire review at https://artery.wbur.org/2015/10/12/doc-martin-series-seven. (Note: You may want to wait until you see the series before reading any review that may spoil the surprise.)
I’ll post my own reviews after all eight episodes have aired. I will say that I think the shows have gotten back to their roots, with a lighter, funnier touch than S6.
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