Dr. Death: Season 1

Dr. Death: Season 1

Dr. Death: Season 1

True-crime series based on the hit podcast recounting the true story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch (Joshua Jackson, Little Fires Everywhere), a flourishing Dallas neurosurgeon whose patients suddenly become permanently maimed or dead. As victims piled up, two fellow physicians set out to stop him. Co-stars Alex Baldwin and Christian Slater.

2021Rating: TV-MAUSANBC
CrimeDramaThrillerTrue Story & Biography
EPISODE 1.1

Diplos

Two doctors investigate the maiming and death of patients at the hands of a Dallas neurosurgeon.

EPISODE 1.2

Ain't No Bum

Henderson and Kirby try to strip Duntsch of his medical license; Duntsch joins the football team.

EPISODE 1.3

Dock Ellis

Duntsch meets his mentor; Henderson and Kirby explore the medical system.

EPISODE 1.4

An Occurrence at Randall Kirby's Sink

Henderson and Kirby crash a function in Duntsch's honor; Duntsch sets up his practice in Texas.

EPISODE 1.5

The $?!& in the Bed

Duntsch begins operating in Dallas; Henderson and Kirby gain an ally in stopping Duntsch.

EPISODE 1.6

Occam's Razor

Duntsch attempts to fix a disastrous surgery; Shughart builds her case against Duntsch.

EPISODE 1.7

Feet of Clay

Duntsch tries to mount a defense; Henderson, Kirby and Shughart seek answers to lingering questions.

EPISODE 1.8

Hardwood Floors

Duntsch's victims confront him as Henderson, Kirby and Shughart set out to put him behind bars.

Dr. Death: Season 1 / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Its subject’s crimes are so enormous, and so strange, that they render him unknowable, and leave a vacuum at this series’ center.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The show never truly answers the why of Duntsch's story. But the what and the how are harrowing enough.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Dr. Death gets lost salivating over the salacious details...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

Dr. Death never feels sensational or exploitative, expressing the empathy for Duntsch’s victims he so clearly lacked.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Highly bingeable stuff.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Fully engaging for a few hours, carried the rest of the way by a strong cast.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

This adaptation manages to improve on its source material, perhaps because the story of Dr. Christopher Duntsch is so monstrous, it must be seen to be believed.

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Dr. Death: Season 1 / Trailers