If you live for the medical drama of Grey’s Anatomy but find the real-life aspects of a documentary fascinating, then Lenox Hill is your next must-watch.
Amidst the global pandemic, we’re all unsurprisingly filled with insurmountable gratitude for health care workers.
And while celebrities do their part to thank those working on the front line, many of us are looking for new ways to understand how important medical professionals are to us.
That’s where Netflix’s new series, Lenox Hill, comes in.
The eight-episode documentary series follows four doctors from New York City’s renowned Lenox Hill Hospital while they deal with the highs and lows of both their professional and personal lives.
Directed by Adi Barash and Ruthie Shatz, the series offers a rare insight into the true difficulties of modern medicine.
In the trailer, released on May 27, two brain surgeons, an emergency room physician and a chief OB-GYN resident all share their personal stories from within the hospital.
From meeting with clients to performing everything from brain surgery to births, one of the doctors discusses how he copes with the daily pressures of the job, saying: “I don’t even dare to imagine what I’m going to encounter on any given day.”
According to Bustle, the series directors discussed how they captured the tension between life and death, and the fragility in between, admitting that they “wanted to dismantle this specific frame of thought that people have toward doctors: They are distant. They have egos. They think that they are superior.”
As a docuseries like Lenox Hill seems especially important now, the series was actually filmed long before the coronavirus pandemic, way back in April 2018. But the time difference seems irrelevant to Shatz, who states that all the healthcare workers in the series were heroes long before the COVID-19 pandemic, but their message now carries even more weight.
“This global crisis has shined a limelight on the healthcare community, the sacrifices they’re making, and the resources they need to do their jobs.”
Netflix’s Lenox Hill will be available to stream on Netflix, this June 10.
In the meantime, take a look at the gripping trailer below: