YMMV: Doc Martin

  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: Martin realises that Louisa has a malformation in her brain that no other doctor has spotted. He rushes to the airport and stops her flying to Spain (which would have caused the malformation to bleed) and when she is about to undergo surgery, the very young surgeon is both nervous and star-struck by Martin. Not trusting him to perform the operation, Martin locks him in a cupboard and performs the operation himself. He does it with the utmost professionalism despite the patient being his wife and it's a complete success. When his fear of blood inevitably flares up during the surgery, he takes a few seconds to vomit into a bin, goes back to the operating table, and carries on after first ordering someone to change the bin.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Martin locking the nervous surgeon from the Crowning Moment of Awesome in a cupboard.
    Martin: Would you step in here for moment please?
    *The surgeon does so*
    Surgeon: Is this one of those relaxation things?
    *Martin grabs a mop from the cupboard, shuts the doors, and shoves the mop through the handles to jam it shut.
    Martin: (Deadpan) No.
  • Grows the Beard: Getting rid of Elaine Denham improved the show immensely.
  • Ho Yay: Surprisingly, between Martin and PC Penhale. In the episode with Penhale's brother, Penhale runs around Martin's office and hugs the Doc while shirtless. Later that same episode, Penhale gives Martin a present and mentions their "special relationship."
  • Paranoia Fuel: Some of the medical problems arrising from seemingly-innocuous incidents. For example, did your kid fall off the monkey bars at school? Make sure he didn't rupture his spleen.
  • Recycled: The Series: Kind of an odd example. A character, played by Clunes appeared in a film Saving Grace and later two prequel miniseries. In making this series, the character was given a Re Tool with Doctor Jerk added to the character (who was originally just a Fish out of Water), and his last name was changed to Ellingham (an anagram of the last name of the show's writer Dominic Minghella).
  • Replacement Scrappy: Penhale in place of Mylow. While Mylow wasn't brilliant, he was still good at his job, friendly, and generally likable. Penhale is down another ten IQ points, narcoleptic, and unable to effectively do his job due to agoraphobia. He also introduces himself to multiple nicer characters by assuming they've committed some sort of crime.
  • Strangled by the Red String: The endless Will They or Won't They? between Martin and Louisa, which has gone on for six series even though they've actually gotten married. At some point, two people have just got to admit that it's just not going to work.
  • What an Idiot: The Hostage Situation in the Christmas episode. There are multiple times when one of them could have sneaked out a request for help (even if the village didn't have a new policeman yet, one could presumably be summoned from elsewhere). At one point, Martin is left alone with another character to whom he could easily whisper "there's a mental patient with a gun in my surgery", but he doesn't.
  • The Woobie: Martin, sometimes becomes one especially when his parents are involved.