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"General Hospital: Night Shift" is a Sexy Summer Surprise

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It has been a while since I started a column with a sentence I never thought I would write, but here goes: SOAPnet's General Hospital: Night Shift is one of the most enjoyable original television series of the summer.

A caveat: The low-budget Night Shift may not be everyone’s idea of a sudsy medical drama, especially in the era of Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice, but damn, it sure delivers the goods. It’s a sexy, spirited, compassionate and totally satisfying soap opera, the likes of which I haven't seen since the glory days of its once-mighty mother-ship General Hospital way back in the late Seventies and early Eighties.

I hadn't even seen Night Shift because of my summer travels to the Television Critics Association tour and Comic-Con, and I wasn't all that interested in devoting time to it in the first place, because the first season of this GH spin-off was one of the most disappointing offerings of 2007. Further, I had been warned that Episode 1 of Season 2 would do little to change my opinion. But I later learned that Episode 2 showed dramatic improvement over the season premiere, so I decided to give it a shot. Click For Full Story.

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