Remedy (TV series)

Remedy was a Canadian medical drama series which premiered on Global on February 24, 2014.[1] It ran for two seasons.

Remedy
Remedy-tv-series.jpg
TV series poster
GenreMedical Drama
Family drama
Created byGreg Spottiswood
Starring
Country of originCanada
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20
Production
Executive producer(s)Greg Spottiswood
Bernie Zukerman
Kelly Makin
Adam Barken
Producer(s)Jan Peter Meyboom
Production company(s)Indian Grove Productions
Release
Original networkGlobal
Original releaseFebruary 24, 2014 –
May 19, 2015
External links
Website

The series starred Dillon Casey as Griffin Conner, a medical school dropout working as an orderly at the fictional Bethune General Hospital in Toronto, where his father Allen (Enrico Colantoni) is the chief of medical staff. The cast also included Genelle Williams, Sara Canning, Sarah Allen, Patrick McKenna, Catherine Disher, Matt Ward, Martha Burns and Niall Matter.[2]

The series was produced by Indian Grove Productions.[3] Production and casting were announced in fall 2013.[3] On May 1, 2014, Global announced that Remedy had been renewed for a 10 episode second season.[4] On May 22, 2015, show creator, Greg Spottiswood, tweeted that Global had cancelled Remedy.[5]

PlotEdit

The series follows Griffin Conner (Dillon Casey), son of the Chief of Staff (Enrico Colantoni), brother to both a surgeon (Sara Canning) and a nurse (Sarah Allen), and now—medical school dropout. Having been kicked out in a haze of disgrace, Griffin is forced to return to Bethune General Hospital as its newest porter, where he gets a new perspective on a world he thought he knew through a colourful cast of cleaners, project aides, transport workers, and more.

Season two kicks off nine months after the finale with each member of the Conner family pulled out of their comfort zones and Bethune Hospital in the midst of a colossal shake up. Griffin Conner seems to finally be getting his life on track with plans to return to medical school and a serious girlfriend, but his dark and troubled past continues to haunt him. Meanwhile, Allen must re-adjust following his demotion from Chief-of-Staff, while his daughters –surgeon Mel and new mom Sandy – search to balance co-parenting baby Maya with work and play. This season also sees the introduction of new ER Resident Dr Cutler (played by Niall Matter), who is set to stir things up for the Conners.[6]

Cast and charactersEdit

MainEdit

  • Dillon Casey as Griffin Conner
  • Sara Canning as Dr. Melissa Conner
  • Enrico Colantoni as Dr. Allen Conner, acting chief of staff and father of the Conner family
  • Sarah Allen as Sandy Conner
  • Matt Ward as Dr. Brian Decker, doctor and former fiancé of Sandy Conner (season 1)
  • Martha Burns as Rebecca Baker, a lawyer and matriarch of the Conner family
  • Genelle Williams as Zoe Rivera
  • Diego Fuentes as Bruno Dias
  • Stephanie Belding as Lonnie Masterson
  • Patrick McKenna as Frank Kanaskie
  • Niall Matter as Dr. Peter Cutler, heartthrob ER resident who shamelessly ruffles feathers and turns heads throughout the halls of Beth-H[7] (season 2)

RecurringEdit

  • Catherine Disher as Linda Tuttle, an ICU doctor who is promoted to Chief of Staff when Allen loses the position.
  • Brendan Gall as Jerry, an anesthetist and Melissa's brief love interest.
  • Laara Sadiq as Dr. Summers, the lead ER doctor.
  • Anusree Roy as Nurse Patel, an ER nurse.
  • Ann Pirvu as Josey the Therapeutic Clown.

Series overviewEdit

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 February 24, 2014 (2014-02-24) April 28, 2014 (2014-04-28)
2 10 March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23) May 19, 2015 (2015-05-19)

Season 1Edit

No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
Canadian viewers
(millions)
11"Bad Blood"[8]Kelly MakinGreg SpottiswoodFebruary 24, 2014 (2014-02-24)239391-10.754[9]
The Conner family is thrown back together in a haze of blood and confusion, as prodigal son Griffin returns to his second family home - Bethune General Hospital.
22"The Homecoming"[8]Kelly MakinGreg SpottiswoodMarch 3, 2014 (2014-03-03)239391-20.807
Griffin's first day as Bethune's newest porter is a rocky one, while Melissa forges an unlikely connection with the sister of a patient whose life she is scrambling to save.
33"Testing, Testing"[8]Don McBreartyKate MelvilleMarch 10, 2014 (2014-03-10)239391-30.687[10]
Brian resolves to improve his patient interaction after receiving several complaints, while Griffin forms an unlikely bond with a cantankerous war veteran.
44"Shift/Change"[11]Don McBreartyAlison Lea BingemanMarch 17, 2014 (2014-03-17)239391-40.709
When two babies die of a mysterious infection in the Paediatric ICU, Allen scrambles to find patient zero before Bethune General suffers a full-blown outbreak.
55"The Beast Within"[13]Cal CoonsSandra ChwialkowskaMarch 24, 2014 (2014-03-24)239391-50.741
A patient's splitting headache leads to an apparent psychotic breakdown and a terrifying seizure; after a violent kick to the belly, Sandy experiences serious pain and is terrified for her baby.[12]
66"Scary Bears"[15]Enrico ColantoniAdam BarkenMarch 31, 2014 (2014-03-31)239391-61.013
An offhand comment from Allen sends Melissa into a tailspin, while Brian desperately tries to atone for a past mistake. Natasha is back to get in between Zoe and Griff.[14]
77"Tomorrow the Green Grass"[15]David FrazeeJohn CallaghanApril 7, 2014 (2014-04-07)239391-70.743
When Rebecca is brought into the ER with a mysterious paralysis creeping up her body, Allen has to scramble to find out what's happening before it's too late.
88"Shadow of Doubt"[15]Kelly MakinSandra ChwialkowskaApril 14, 2014 (2014-04-14)239391-81.061[16]
Griffin starts to spin out of control after a harrowing car accident evokes a traumatic event from his past and Bruno gives Mel some vital tips on purse string suturing.
99"The Little Things"[15]Cal CoonsAdam BarkenApril 21, 2014 (2014-04-21)239391-90.752[17]
Brian and Sandy's wedding is fast approaching, and the families meet for the first time. But will everything go off without a hitch?
1010"Quit the Horizon"[15]Kelly MakinJohn Callaghan & Greg SpottiswoodApril 28, 2014 (2014-04-28)239391-100.734
Sandy struggles to say goodbye to Brian as her reconfigured family rally around to support her.

Season 2Edit

No. in series No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod. Code Canadian viewers
(millions)
111"Our Friend, Chaos"[8]Stefan PleszczynskiGreg SpottiswoodMarch 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)254801-10.538
An explosion rips through the downstairs of Beth-H, changing lives there forever.
122"When You Awake"[8]Stefan PleszczynskiJohn CallahanMarch 30, 2015 (2015-03-30)254801-100.550
When an injured firefighter develops curious and frightening post-op symptoms, Mel and Jerry clash over how to proceed.
133"Playing Doctor Conner"[8]Jeff RenfroeGreg NelsonApril 6, 2015 (2015-04-06)254801-9N/A
Griffin Conner is forced to account for his actions when a patient dies while under his supervision.
144"Blood and Guts"[8]Jeff RenfroeEllen VanstoneApril 13, 2015 (2015-04-13)254801-80.562
Allen performs an extraordinarily rare and dangerous medical procedure, and Zoe’s mother turns up at Beth-H unexpectedly.
155"Life in Technicolour"[8]Cal CoonsMeredith VuchnichApril 20, 2015 (2015-04-20)254801-7N/A
Exhilarated by her new romance with Cutler, Mel is uncharacteristically reckless in the operating room.
166"Secrets and Lies"[8]Enrico ColantoniDavid BarlowApril 27, 2015 (2015-04-27)254801-60.608
Cutler is drawn into a critical case with a husband and wife who are at odds over the treatment of her unexplained illness.
177"Everything in Moderation"[8]Anne WheelerTamara Moulin and Ellen VanstoneMay 4, 2015 (2015-05-04)254801-5N/A
Allen works to diagnose a reclusive young woman’s illness, while Griffin begins to come apart at the seams.
188"Looking For Satellites"[8]Stephen ReizesJohn Callaghan and Greg SpottiswoodMay 11, 2015 (2015-05-11)254801-4N/A
Mel explores the significance of a literal and figurative broken heart, while Griffin embarks on a drug-fueled odyssey.
199"Fight or Flight"[8]Kelly MakinGreg NelsonMay 19, 2015 (2015-05-19)254801-3N/A
A clumsy attempt at addressing Griffin’s drug problem pushes him further down the spiral.
2010"Day One"[8]David FrazeeJohn Callaghan and Greg SpottiswoodMay 19, 2015 (2015-05-19)254801-2N/A
Mel does everything in her power to save a gravely wounded Sandy, while Griffin finally confronts the reality of his addiction.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Canadian Screen AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominee Result Ref
2015 Best Dramatic Series Greg Spottiswood, Bernard Zukerman Nominated [18]
Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role Dillon Casey Nominated
Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series Nicola Correia-Damude Nominated
Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series Oleg Savytski Nominated
2016 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series Martha Burns Nominated
Best Performance in a Guest Role, Dramatic Series Christine Horne Won

Directors Guild of Canada AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominee Result Ref
2014 Best Picture Editing - Television Series Lisa Grootenboer Nominated [19]

Young Entertainer AwardsEdit

Year Category Nominee Result Ref
2016 Best Guest Starring Young Actor 12 to 14 - Television Series Brendan Heard Nominated [20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Enrico Colantoni to star in Remedy on Global TV". Toronto Star, July 31, 2013.
  2. ^ "Global’s ‘Remedy’ enters production" Archived 2014-01-06 at the Wayback Machine. TV Guide, October 2, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Sara Canning, Sarah Allen Board Canadian Medical Drama 'Remedy'". The Hollywood Reporter, October 2, 2013.
  4. ^ "Shaw Media green lights season two of Global's Canadian original drama Remedy". Shaw Media, May 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Greg Spottiswood on Twitter". Greg Spottiswood, May 1, 2014.
  6. ^ http://www.shawmedia.ca/Media/PressReleaseDetail.aspx?pressReleaseId=6442459475. Accessed January 2, 2015.
  7. ^ https://www.facebook.com/remedyseries/photos/a.530141393733964.1073741828.526390234109080/702322573182511/?type=1&permPage=1
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Remedy TV series episode guide". GlobalTV. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  9. ^ https://twitter.com/BillBriouxTV/status/439558842800959488
  10. ^ https://twitter.com/BillBriouxTV/status/443785081677959170
  11. ^ "Remedy TV series episode guide". GlobalTV. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  12. ^ "Remedy TV series upcoming episode". Youtube. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  13. ^ "Remedy TV series episode guide". IMDB. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  14. ^ "Remedy TV series upcoming episode". Youtube. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
  15. ^ a b c d e "Remedy TV series Summary". TV Calendar. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  16. ^ http://www.bbm.ca/_documents/top_30_tv_programs_english/2013-14/2013-14_04_14_TV_ME_NationalTop30.pdf[permanent dead link]
  17. ^ https://twitter.com/BillBriouxTV/status/459097871577788416
  18. ^ "awards database". academy.ca. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  19. ^ "2014 nominees" (PDF). dgc.ca. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  20. ^ "Young Entertainer Awards Submissions". www.youngentertainerawards.org. Retrieved 22 November 2016.

External linksEdit