This hospital series from producer Shonda Rhimes (Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder) has proved a stayer. Now into its 16th season, the medical drama has stuck to its original recipe of combining the romantic entanglements of the staff with the challenges arising from their cases. The doctors are impossibly attractive and the patients often present with baffling symptoms, which are sometimes the consequence of bizarre activities. Here, there’s a guy who partly swallowed a fish that he extracted from a fish-tank on a dare from his drunken mates in a bar. Now the fish is stuck in his throat.
There’s also a teen athlete coughing up blood and a recently widowed wife and mother who’s not recovering as hoped after surgery. Meanwhile an engagement ring is lost, a relationship involving a pregnancy falters and there’s a handsome new doctor in the building. It’s business as usual at Grey Sloan Memorial.
Jimmy Shu’s Taste of the Territory
SBS Food, 8.30pm
With his enthusiasm for the tastes of the Top End, chef, restaurateur and self-described “passionate foodie” Jimmy Shu is an ideal ambassador for the Northern Territory. Which is probably one of the reasons that Screen Territory helped to develop and produce this eight-part series that showcases the assets of a region that Shu describes as a cultural and culinary melting pot: “one of Australia’s best-kept secrets”.
Extolling the benefits of the Indigenous and Asian influences and the tropical climate, Shu visits the Rapid Creek Market, relishing the range of herbs, fruits and vegetables. Cambodian-born produce grower Muy Keav demonstrates how to make green mango salad; Sri Lankan Karunika Pemarathne, a hands-on home cook, makes a jackfruit curry; and UK immigrant Martin Wildman displays the cuisine created in his beachside food truck.