Doc Martin is a British series that’s as much a story about a village as it is about a character. It’s a wry comedy that chronicles a gruff, insensitive physician, Martin Ellingham, who returns to his hometown after his career in London peters out. It seems he’s suddenly can’t take the sight of blood. I’ve only seen one episode, but the eccentric small town characters juxtaposed with the cantankerous Doc Martin, who bristles when his new neighbors call him by this nickname or get too casual. There’s some romance and the writing’s good. It’s definitely worth getting hooked on. Its levity counters the intensity of MI-5.