Thursday, January 4, 2007

"Jozi - H" Puts South African Spin on Medical Dramas

Thanks to Champs for this info.

Reuters, UK

The Canadian-South African co-production follows the same format as primetime U.S. dramas like "ER,'' with breakneck editing, punchy dialogue and overlapping story lines that play out over several episodes.

But it also deals with South Africa's specific problems.

The country has some of the world's highest levels of violent crime, a crushing AIDS epidemic as well as millions of people suffering diseases associated with poverty and need: its busy emergency rooms bear witness to these scourges.

"Jozi-H'' draws inspiration from two of Johannesburg's most pressured trauma wards -- Johannesburg General and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in the sprawling Soweto township.

Finally, someone's going to talk about it. Yes! I just hope it really is a CO-production - or would get some otherworldy views creeping in. Funny, but I seem to remember SA Doc getting consulted in varsity over some kind of potential TV Show. Wonder if this is it?

You can check out the official website here. It's even on IMDB. Is it just me, or are those some ex-Soapie stars? Hmmm.


Champagne Heathen said...

Ooo Baby, Ooo Baby! That 1 doctor is so hot now. Maybe I am just going to take a stroll down the road & see how true-to-life this tv drama really is...

Good Luck to them for it!

Hazard said...

they all look so familiar. 1 from egoli. 1 from known gods. 1 from Shaving Private Ryan.

SA Doc said...

If he can survive a night at Bara - I'll take the middle one. Will be disappointed if this show isn't accurate.