MDs wants to be M*A*S*H sooooo badly. Two wisecracking
doctors misusing and abusing equipment, having sex with the staff,
and generally making asses of themselves while the struggle to save
patients despite the entanglement of the bureaucratic system.
Problem is, Hawkeye and co. were working in a system that was
built for war, were trapped in that system, and their wild antics
were their way of surviving them. The doctors on MDs on
the other hand, work in a hospital they choose to work in. The
system they have to fight is the system they chose to join. The
HMOs want to watch cost, which is of course presented in purely
evil terms here… and while HMOs can be evil, they can also
through their savings make healthcare available to more folks.
Medicine costs money, more money than ever… and our “heroes”
here are using hundreds of dollars of hospital resources to
get a delivery of fresh donuts. They make poor doctoring decisions,
which of course prove to be the correct decisions,
demonstrating how handy it is to have fiction writers creating your
life. There’s a couple good performances here (and, for those
who pay attention, an uncredited vocal performance by Hector Elizando,
if my ears don’t deceive), but the central conflict is so manufactured
and the protagonists so smugly wrong that it’s not worth wading through.