Emily Owens MD

Television that Home Video Forgot: Emily Owens, M.D. (2012)

The legacy that is left in the wake of Emily Owens, MD’s demise could be found in Jennie Snyder Urman’s follow up television series Jane the Virgin. Urman wanted to fit her sensibility into a medical drama template but was limiting her creativity by playing too closely to the format. Her vision of an Ally McBeal-esque tone did not come through in Emily Owens, MD as one could imagine she had intended, as Jane the Virgin is much clearly Urman embracing her unique writing style without restraint. This show is still a very good effort by Urman as it is skillfully written and presented, yet the flaws exist mostly for being too generic to be noticed, which is mistake that Urman has certainly not repeated.

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