This is a funny show made up of many quirky characters and set in a beautiful little English town by the sea. Doc Martin, played by Martin Clunes, is a talented physician; however, he has terrible people skills, and he cannot stand the sight of blood! The cast of characters includes Doc's eccentric receptionist, the local meddling plumber and his son, Doc's aunt who raised him, the attractive young schoolmistress, the nosey pharmacist who has the hots for Doc, and the local policeman. I love the hilly, rocky seaside setting and enjoy watching the characters develop from episode to episode. The humour is not slapstick--this show is a comedy-drama.