Red Band Society is a great show about a group of teenagers so ill they have to live in the hospital. It’s got heart, well drawn characters, excellent dialogue and just enough humor to lighten the otherwise depressing atmosphere. These are real people making the best of a horrible situation, some dealing with it better than others. There’s an interesting array of personalities in the hospital staff as well as the patients, including a boy in a coma who omnisciently narrates the proceedings. It’s a fascinating look at life in the hospital, with the inevitable human drama running alongside the medical goings on. I’m giving this show four stars, but it isn’t one I’ll continue to watch. This is because I personally spend way too much time in the hospital as a patient myself, and therefore the subject material hits a little too close to home for me. However, I highly recommend you give it a chance, even though it was cancelled after one season, and see if these characters can win you over. It’s sure to change your outlook on life and make you appreciate all the things you might otherwise take for granted. – BETHANY
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Almost insufferably cheerful and obviously unseasoned Nurse Brittany (Rebecca Rittenhouse).
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