Matt Czuchry Breaks Down Why ‘The Resident’ Is Different From Other Doctor Dramas

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If you’re looking to invest in a new doctor series, Matt Czuchry’s new drama for Fox could be the show for you.

Ahead of the series premiere of The Resident, Czuchry, who you might know as Logan Huntzberger from Gilmore Girls or Cary Agos on The Good Wife, sat down with Parade and revealed why this doctor show is unlike any you’ve seen before.

“We’re showing the complexities of what it means to be a part of the health care system, whether that be the business of health care, losing patients or the difficult decisions doctors make,” Czuchry told Parade. “We’re taking the genre and peeking into it in a different way.”

The Resident centers on what it’s really like to be in the medical field. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the good and the bad that comes with working in a hospital, and it’s much more realistic about what actually takes place in big hospitals all over the country.

When it comes to Czuchry’s character, Dr. Conrad Hawkins, he is a little more rough around the edges than say a doc on another show, but his arrogance does come from a place of wanting to work efficiently to save people.

“His burning purpose, as I would call it, is to save his patients’ lives,” he told the magazine about his character’s so-called arrogance. “So that drive, his confidence and his need for perfection is how his personality manifests itself.”

While there are a lot of doctor dramas out there, this one takes on a more realistic point of view, in addition to focusing on character development, so it’s definitely worth tuning into.

The Resident airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on FOX.

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