Reef Doctors

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 6.3  (242)

Reef Doctors is a medical drama series set on the stunningly beautiful Great Barrier Reef, which aired in 2013 on ZDF. The show stars Lisa McCune as Sam Stewart, who runs a marine research facility and is also a skilled physician, treating not only individual inhabitants of the area when they're sick, but also dedicating her time to researching and treating marine diseases that could threaten entire ecosystems.

Sam's team includes her best friend and colleague, Gus (Richard Brancatisano), her ex-husband Jack (Matt Day), and her son Finn (Justin Holborow). But not everyone is on board with the team's mission: Sam's ex-father-in-law (Rod Mullinar), and a corporate raider played by Alexandra Davies, are both keen to exploit the reef for their own purposes.

The show is filled with stunning underwater shots of some of the most beautiful and diverse marine life in the world, from brightly colored fish to majestic sea turtles. But it's not all fun in the sun. The team faces serious dangers, including a new strain of marine virus and a deadly epidemic that threatens to wipe out the entire Barrier Reef.

Throughout the series, Sam and her team also deal with personal issues, including Gus's struggles with PTSD after a tour of duty in Afghanistan, and Sam's difficult relationship with her son, who harbors anger and resentment over his parents' divorce.

The show received mixed reviews, with some critics praising the breathtaking scenery and engaging storylines, while others criticized the predictable plot and lack of character development. Despite these criticisms, the show's dedicated fanbase enjoyed its unique blend of medical drama and marine biology, and the show's focus on protecting the environment resonated with many viewers.

Overall, Reef Doctors is an entertaining and educational show that highlights the importance of preserving the delicate balance of our planet's ecosystems. It's a must-watch for fans of medical dramas, marine biology, and anyone who appreciates the natural beauty of our world's oceans.

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Episode Thirteen
13. Episode Thirteen
September 7, 2013
It's "ňústinger' season and the arrival of dangerous Irukanji jellyfish shuts down Sonny's Beach. Sam discovers a massive aggregation of them and collects some for her research. When Jack is accidentally stung by an Irukandji, the Hope Island team ...
Episode Twelve
12. Episode Twelve
August 17, 2013
When Toby finally finds a relic from a shipwreck that will triple in value all the artifacts he has so far collected, an excited Erica flies out to see the piece for herself. After a grueling medical emergency, Sam comes face to face with Erica.
Episode Eleven
11. Episode Eleven
August 17, 2013
A wild storm heralds the coming wet season and damages the Clinic's satellite dish. The visiting repairman happens to be an old mate of Rick's. Freya is initially intrigued to learn something of Rick's past.
Episode Ten
10. Episode Ten
August 17, 2013
Sam has arranged a ceremony to scatter her beloved Father's ashes. Much to Jack's dismay Andrew is bringing his girlfriend and her daughter. A surly Jack predicts the event will end in disaster.
Episode Nine
9. Episode Nine
August 3, 2013
Sam and Jack are excited when two family friends renowned husband and wife wildlife film-makers come to the island for a bit of R and R and to film out on the reef for their latest TV series.
Episode Eight
8. Episode Eight
August 3, 2013
Sam is collecting deadly cone shells when Andrew calls with the news that the Foundation has agreed to fund her venom cream. The only problem is they have assigned her rival Malcolm to oversee the trials. Sam refuses to give Malcolm her data.
Episode Seven
7. Episode Seven
July 27, 2013
Toby runs into trouble with sharks while diving alone, in secret. Sam, Gus and Jack rescue him, but he refuses to explain what he was doing underwater. Sam worries that Jack is seeing too much of Toby, especially when she sees the mysterious.
Episode Six
6. Episode Six
July 20, 2013
While Sam heads to mainland to sort out the details of Hope Island Clinic's upgrade Andrew informs her what is expected of her to get that. Upset, Sam storms out refusing to give her venom research to some corporation.
Episode Five
5. Episode Five
July 13, 2013
It's a busy monthly Clinic day on Hope Island and Rick is keen to see some new patients. Sam and Livvy try to get him to improve his bedside manner and listen to their complaints, but Rick treats them all as if he is back in a big city ER.
Episode Four
4. Episode Four
July 6, 2013
It's Freya's day off and Sam and Gus take her on a venomous spider hunt. She has plans to later go snorkeling on the reef with Sonny. When Gus falls into a stinging bush and Sonny loses consciousness out on the reef.
Episode Three
3. Episode Three
June 29, 2013
To pay for a much-needed outboard motor, Sam gives a lecture to Andrew's medical students at the Mainland University. Whilst there she discovers her rival Malcolm has a newly renovated hi-tech lab, and an unhealthy interest in her venom discoveries.
Episode Two
2. Episode Two
June 21, 2013
Sam and Gus go on a monitor lizard hunt while the new doctor, Rick, has trouble adjusting to working in a remote clinic. When a new bride on her honeymoon steps on a deadly stonefish, Rick argues with Sam over the appropriate treatment.
Episode One
1. Episode One
June 9, 2013
Dr. Sam Stewart (Lisa McCune) and Pharmacologist, Gus Cochrane (Andrew Ryan), spend their spare moments chasing venomous creatures to discover the secrets of venom.
  • Premiere Date
    June 9, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.3  (242)