Monday, 9 p.m., Fox
Senior resident Dr. Conrad Hawkins (Matt Czuchry) mentors first year resident Dr. Devon Pravesh (Manish Dayal) while juggling his on-and-off-again relationship with nurse Nicolette Nevin (Emily VanCamp) and dealing with the Chief of Surgery Dr. Randolph Bell (Bruce Greenwood) in this medical drama from Amy Holden Jones, Hayley Schore and Roshan Sethi.
What The Critics Say (Metascore 55)
- Episode 2 brings a mass infusion of new characters, including an oncologist played by Providence vet Melina Kanakaredes, that leaves the cast feeling overcrowded. But two episodes in, The Resident still shows plenty of storytelling potential, with real tension and intriguing character dynamics to dive into. It doesn’t flinch at showing how our health-care system is run like a for-profit business. — Dave Nemetz, TVLine
- Although the series milks melodrama at every opportunity, it explores interesting ethical issues arising from its fundamental premise that a medical institution’s concern for the bottom line sometimes takes priority over saving lives. — David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle
- [The Resident] is an exercise in frustration. Self-important, predictable and inconsistent, the series delivers bland stories about terrible people playing God, just because they can. — Kelly Lawler, USA Today