Matt Roush says...
Just when you thought it was safe to go under the knife … This alarming and bingeworthy eight-part docudrama, based on the Wondery podcast, stars Joshua Jackson as the charismatic, ego-driven and disastrously incompetent neurosurgeon Dr. Christopher Duntsch, who tends to leave his patients in much worse shape than when they met him. How has he been getting away with this malpractice, and why is he allowed to keep operating? That’s what two fellow doctors, the methodical neurosurgeon Robert Henderson (Alec Baldwin) and excitable vascular surgeon Randall Kirby (a hilarious Christian Slater), would like to know. Dr. Death track their efforts to stop the bad doctor, while going deep onto Duntsch’s backstory in an attempt to analyze his terrifying psychopathy.