When every day is life or death – Reality is the ultimate drama
Set in a large, high-pressure hospital, this critically-acclaimed docu-drama presents a unique, powerful insight into the complex day-to-day worlds of five talented surgeons. As they juggle their turbulent professional and personal lives behind the scenes, each new shift brings a fresh set of patients, surgeries and challenges for these dedicated residents.
Featuring high production values and a cast of compelling characters, themed episodes follow the five residents – from interns to doctors – as they work around the clock across different wards within the country’s most advanced hospital. From general surgery and plastic surgery to neurosurgery, trauma and more, the series follows the patients through every stage of their life-changing operations, from admission to discharge, as well as the unexpected critical cases that arrive at the emergency room. Outside the operating theatre, the personal lives of the residents also unfold, offering a close-up look at the everyday pressures they encounter when spending most of their time at the hospital on shifts lasting more than 30 hours. How does a young resident deal with a disagreement with a senior surgeon? And how do two married surgeons manage to raise their child between endless shifts?
As the residents’ lives intertwine with those of the patients in their care, the humanity, emotion and impossible situations that these real-life heroes face prove that, in this hospital, reality creates the ultimate drama.