Only if TV reboots were inevitable!! But not in this case, as Disney returns Doogie Kamealoha, M.D, a fresh take on Doogie Howser. The show’s main target is children and their parents, but they must be all in for a show like this! Disney chose to go down the nostalgic path with this series as Howser aired 30 years back, starring teenage Neil Patrick Harris as the iconic child doctor in it.
However, Doogie Howser premiered on ABC, but this time they are all in with Disney. It looks as if they have taken the ABC show and reproduced the shinier version with the Disney bandwagon.
Despite producers tweaking the details and moving the show to Hawaii, the creation dynamics are intact. They do justice to the child prodigy who juggles her career in medicine along with all the chaos normal teenagers go through. Most children and parents will be in awe of this show.
About the Show Doogie Kamealoha, M.D
The show is eminently watchable by the winning presence of “Andy Macks” Peyton Elizabeth Lee. She plays Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha, a 16-year Hawaiian girl who obviously loves beaches. She lives with her family there while continuing her doctor’s prodigy. Clara (Kathleen Rose Perkins), her mom, happens to be ahead doctor at her hospital, making her Lahela’s boss. The father-son dynamic in the previous show was quite layered, just like Lahela and Clara’s relationship. Also, some conflicts are hard to resolve.
The show pilots with a shot of Lahela helping out at a road crash scene. This happens during her driving examination when she drops everything and assists a roadside accident victim. Lahela uses all the medical knowledge learned thus far even though she’s still a kid. She is even shown dancing in school, and also her emotional side is unleashed as she loses a special patient. She writes a diary and also vlogs occasionally.
Things are different with her at home. There’s her mom, who is her boss. There’s her dad, who has pursued flower selling, and two brothers dealing with their own pain growing up. “Doogie” also comes up in the pilot as her old patients insist on calling her that. Also, there’s Lahela secretly crushing on a Local boy who has only seen surfing and who also sends mixed signals.
Doogie Kamealoha, M.D Review
“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” came out on September 8 and is currently streaming on Disney+. There was a whole era when Doogie first came out, and since then, it’s on-demand. We had to wait 30 years for that to happen.
“Doogie Kamealoha” closely reminds fans of Disney’s “Descendants,” which is some teenage drama growing up along with the special touch that each character has. However, the narrative cant is jotted down to this single arc in both shows. But since the former show was a huge hit, this one will also make it significantly larger. And along with Disney backing it, it will be something to look forward to.