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Rush US - S01 E01

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When the city’s wealthiest and most elite have a medical emergency, they don’t call an ambulance–they call Dr. Will P. Rush. After an impulsive decision cost him his career as an ER doctor, Rush went freelance. Now, he lives out of a hotel suite and traverses Los Angeles in his mobile office, a vintage Mercedes. Though the hard-partying doctor with a penchant for popping pills doesn’t make judgments on his less-than-squeaky- clean clients, he’s not immune to the ugliness he encounters.

Episode Title: Pilot
Airs: 2014-07-17 at 09:00 pm
  • Laurel Brown

    Rush is a pretty good pilot that could turn into an excellent addition to USA's lineup of complicated character dramas.

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  • Brian Tallerico

    Writer/director Jonathan Levine created Rush and he brings the show a confidence that new dramas are often lacking. Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    Basically, Rush is USA’s answer to “House,” albeit with a younger, hotter doctor. Unlike “Satisfaction,” Rush doesn’t seem overly serialized, which keeps it in line with traditional USA series, only this one is more gray-sky than blue-sky programming.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    It's as deeply cynical as its doctor anti-hero, but like Rush, it's aware of the path it's on and doesn't have the pretensions of being something it's not.

    Hitfix Full Review
  • Mark A. Perigard

    Ellis has one great, understated moment, when Sarah (Odette Annable), the love of his life, confronts him about his failings, and you can see Rush realizes the gulf between the man he is and the man he’d like to be is a chasm he’ll never be able to breach. The show needs more of this. But no, it backs away from the edge.

    Boston Herald Full Review
  • Diane Werts

    With "Satisfaction" an hour later proving even USA now knows what adult TV can really be, Rush doesn't deliver one.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Brian Lowry

    Ellis is fine, but it’s all pretty tired stuff--"Entourage" with a medical degree.

    Variety Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    Rush hits all its notes with a solidity often known as stomping--Love trumps all pain and Rush must change his ways--and while it does offer another version of USA's other freelance-doc drama "Royal Pains," this concept actually doesn't look better in black.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    Rush lacks the sunny disposition--and the "MacGyver"-like skills--of his "Royal Pains" counterpart, and while Ellis exudes a certain dangerous charm, I found it wearing thin before the first episode was over.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Neil Genzlinger

    Rush is apparently a fine surgeon, but whoever is writing this show needs to transplant more personality into him. The bad behavior and occasional wisecracks in the first episode aren’t enough.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Allison Keene

    While Rush is very much in USA's wheelhouse, bearing passing resemblance tonally (that is, quick and breezy) to series like Royal Pains and Burn Notice, it doesn't come together as well as some of the network's more memorable series.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Matt Roush

    The ludicrous medical melodrama Rush is a reminder that, if you push the envelope too hard without the compensating virtues of wit or even an iota of humanity and realism, the impulse is to push back.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    A badly cast Tom Ellis stars as Dr. William Rush.... He's unlikable and unsympathetic, which can be fine. He's also uninteresting, which can't be.

    USA Today Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    The show and its central character are thoroughly repulsive.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review