Reporting Becca Ritchie
Becca RitchieBecca Ritchie is a Georgia native studying English and Mass Media Arts at UGA. Most of her time is spent reading—pretty much anything—but most often you can catch her with a Young Adult book in hand. She's a fan of Bluebell, Alabama and vampires who live in Mystic Falls. She also runs a YA book blog called Nawanda Files (http://nawandafiles.blogspot.com)with a girl who looks far too much like her. Follow her on Twitter @Becca_Ritchie. You can email her at email@example.com
If every hospital staffed incredibly good-looking doctors like “Emily Owens, M.D.,” I would probably be faking aliments right and left. On a serious note, the two actors who (charmingly) play physicians at Denver Memorial Hospital might just spark a memory. Both are not foreign to the television scene and have appeared in popular shows on the CW and ABC Family.
He stars as intelligent Micah Barnes who, as a resident, is responsible for all of the interns and guides Emily (Mamie Gummer) through her first year at Denver Memorial.
Where You’ve Seen Him: Rady first started his career as Kostas in the film adaptation of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” Then, he went on to play a nerdy college student in ABC Family’s “Greek.” He appeared on the CW’s short-lived television reboot of “Melrose Place,” and his recurring roles include “ER” and critically acclaimed “Swingtown.
What to Watch for: In the pilot, Micah lends a helpful hand to the interns, but I suspect that if an intern screws up under his watch, the attending physician will probably chew Micah out. The Micah-Emily situation (he’s practically her boss) is one I look forward to. And to add to the dynamic, Rady and Gummer share a positively electric chemistry, making their forbidden relationship way more fun to watch.
He stars as Will Collins, a first-year surgical intern who’s a friend of Emily’s from med-school. Will also happens to be completely oblivious to Emily’s crush on him.
Where You’ve Seen Him: Most notably, Hartley played Oliver Queen on CW’s “Smallville.” But don’t expect Hartley to be scaling apartment buildings and lurking in dark corners at Denver Memorial. In “Emily Owens, M.D.,” Hartley wears a pair of nerdy glasses that clearly differentiates him from anything Smallville-esque.
What to Watch for: Hartley is an undeniable heartthrob (refer to this pic), and his geeky character could have easily been unbelievable with his prom-king good looks, but that doesn’t happen. Hartley makes Will’s intelligence incredibly sexy — a sexy nerd, something I definitely will root for.
Are you a fan of Hartley and Rady? Excited to see them portray physicians? Wish they could take your temperature?
“Emily Owens, M.D.” premieres Tuesday, October 16 at 9pm on the CW, right after another quirky medical drama “Hart of Dixie.”
– Becca Ritchie