CRITICISM – Isolated by the rising waters, doctors in New Orleans had to make difficult choices. This chilling miniseries didn’t steal rave comparisons with Chernobyl from HBO.
Thousands of men, women and children piled up, without water or food, at the Superdome stadium, families taking refuge on the roof of their house surrounded by the waves to write SOS messages there. Images of the desolation following Hurricane Katrina and the breaking of the New Orleans levees in August 2005 are fondly remembered. It’s one of those tragedies told Five Days at Memorial. With oppressive rigor and tension, this miniseries from Apple TV+ looks back at the difficult decisions made by doctors trapped with their patients and a thousand civilians in a hospital without electricity or food. A camera that ended with the death of 45 patients and a grueling investigation.
“Like everyone else, I was glued to the news bulletins. I thought I was well informedrecalls co-creator Carlton Cuse (Lost), assisted by Oscar winner John Ridley (12 Years a Slave). Pulitzer-winning Sheri Fink’s investigation into the events at Memorial Hospital…