Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. will be here streaming on Disney Plus on September 8th and it is already looking like a great way to bring us a newer up to date version of the classic Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. show that spawned some huge star power. The best thing though is that it is different enough that while the nostalgia play is great, it could have been a brand new show, but it does make me think that we would all love to see what happened to the Doogie characters with a few guest appearances. It seems though that will not happen as in the trailer we see that the Doogie Howser show is referenced, putting it clearly as a television show in this universe. We are kind of disappointed by that.
So from the Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. trailer we are already loving some of the characters and the dynamic between Lehela and her mother who happens to be her boss at the hospital. This is a teen doctor dealing with all of the hardships and fun of being a teen while maintaining herself as a top notch doctor and we consider this a hit in the making. Looking forward to seeing some of the fun storylines that will come out of this, and we love the location of the show being set in modern day Hawaii. The chemistry between the characters looks to be great based of the little teaser that we have and we love Peyton Elizabeth Lee as Lahela ‘Doogie’ Kamealoha.
She’s saving lives—while figuring out her own. #DoogieKamealohaMD is streaming September 8 on #DisneyPlus.
Set in modern-day Hawai‘i, “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” – a coming-of-age dramedy inspired by the hit medical series “Doogie Howser, M.D.” – follows Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha, a 16-year-old prodigy juggling a budding medical career and life as a teenager. With the support of her caring and comical ‘ohana (family) and friends, Lahela is determined to make the most of her teenage years and forge her own path.
Guiding Lahela (and also complicating things) is her career-driven mother Dr. Clara Hannon who’s also her supervisor at the hospital, her doting father Benny who helps keep her connected to what matters most, her free-spirited older brother Kai, her gregarious younger brother Brian Patrick, her best friend Steph, her surfer crush Walter and her fellow hospital colleagues, Dr. Lee, Charles and Noelani.