That grumpy bugger - Doc Martin - is back for a fifth series in 2011. The story picks up after the birth of Martin and Louisa's son. Will Martin return to his post as Portwenn's GP? Will fatherhood help the Doc to mellow? Will he and Louisa play happy families? Of course not! The road to happiness will no doubt be fraught with an array of delightfully entertaining challenges.
The Doc Martin Series 5 Blog follows the progress of Series 5 from filming to post-episode dissection, and everything in between. It will endeavour to keep you up-to-date with all that's happening in and around Portwenn.
Your contributions to the site are welcomed, encouraged and essential. If you have information, tips, photos, a story to tell or a question to ask, don't hesitate to shoot me off an email, or post a comment. The Doc is in!
Great Conversation. Glad to hear that the Doc and Louisa are getting married. Can't wait for the next season.ReplyDelete
They could get married at James Henry's christening, then little James could be an Ellingham.ReplyDelete
More ideas for season 6 - Stephanie Cole could come back as James' nanny - lord knows he needs someone with common sense and a level head
Pauline could set up after hours phone service for the doc calls so Martin can be a husband and father.
Oh and maybe they could live on the farm with the chickens and dog, after all Martin did buy his dad's half of that farm.
It is so funny that I thought of the same thing. Then the Doc can play the harp or the piano or even the electric guitar and show what a cool guy he used to be in college. Swoon time!Delete
Poetry - Martin needs to get back to writing poemsDelete
Hopefully, someone among the writers will recognize that Doc Martin needs less "fixing" than many many others. How about recognizing his integrity in committing his skills to a community of irresponsible people, either intrusive attention-seeking hypochondriacs or altogether negligent in health concerns until medical attention becomes an emergency and sometimes too late. As for his relationships with people, the only person he owes for any "rude" but actually despicable behavior is Pauline Lamb. Pauline and Roger get credit for the only characters of equal integrity and enough intelligence to respond with a sense of humor. As for Louisa, her needy nagging People Pleaser personality is no less offensive than the Doc's gruff exterior most obvious in the Love Thy Neighbor episode. She cares less about the man she invited to dinner than everyone else's good opinion of her. People pleasers collect fans while they neglect people they claim to "love" such as family. Louisa's abandoning mother was no less damaging than both of the Doc's despicable parents. The relationship between the main characters will not be fixed by the gruff Doc remembering to "say nice things" to Louisa. I would hope Doc Martin adopts Martin Clunes relationship with animals and all would be well as he becomes more discerning of others. He won't put up with people like Elaine and will give credit where it's due with people like Pauline.ReplyDelete
Yes, I agree with you. Louisa should make decent arrangements for the care of her child or stay at home and care for him.Delete
June is almost over where is season 5 on Netflix and Hulu?ReplyDelete
Great analysis. I know someone from UK who's mother lives in or near Dorset. She said that the reason we don't and will not see any sexy scenes with Martin and Louisa is because Mrs. Clunes is very jealous of Carolyn Catz and doesn't like them to have any physical contact. Funny, because in other shows, Martin shows his butt and has sex a lot. But, apparently, Phillippa has taken control of the whole thing and won't allow any more than a chaste,hands behind his back, closed mouth kiss between the two. So, that may be the reason that 6 is supposed to be the last series. Martin is tired of her jealousy and feels she smothers his role and creativity. It apparently has become quite an issue in their marriage. Yikes!!!Grow up Phillippa.ReplyDelete
Your information about Phillippa doesn't sound right. He's done plenty of sexy scenes while married to her.Delete
Yes, but she does not control those movies/showsReplyDelete
Does anyone know when series 6 is being filmedReplyDelete
It seems that there are no available places to stay in Port Isaac March, April and May, so that may be when.Delete