"Rush" revolves around the concierge medicine practice of its less-than-perfect protagonist William Rush, and this plotline and the lead character's sense of entitlement have prompted many to draw comparisons with "Royal Pains" and "House."
But "Rush" is not a copy of these medical dramas as the protagonist is on a very different personal journey from that of Hank Lawson of "Royal Pains," and the pill-popping narcissist character portrayed by actor Hugh Laurie in "House."
In the series' pilot, which will premiere at 11 p.m. on Movies Now, viewers will see Rush as one of the most sought-after go-to doctor for L.A's rich and the famous. Rush is not attached to any hospital, instead, he makes house visits to his wealthy and private clients, and tends to their medical emergencies discreetly.
Right at the beginning of the episode, viewers will see that Rush is someone who can fix any sort of an emergency -- reviving an upcoming actress from a drug induced heart attack, wiping away signs of domestic abuse that an athlete's girlfriend has to endure or a broken penis. And, all that his clients have to do to buy his silence is pay his insanely high fee, which should be paid up front before the treatment.
But he is not just someone who uses his high-flying lifestyle to attract girls, or do as he pleases.
Rush is, essentially, troubled, and his flashy car and carefree attitude hides a complex character. Going in to the series, viewers will see him struggling with right and wrong, and despite his best judgment, Rush will be forced to take certain decisions that might come back to haunt him later.
Meanwhile, there are plenty of reasons why it's a sure thing that viewers will be hooked on to the show. And the primary reason is Rush himself. The character is played by Tom Ellis, who is convincing as a troubled, yet charming and fun-loving doctor who can party as hard as the next person.
"Rush" also gives viewers an insight into what's actually happening behind the closed doors of the elite.
Sarah Habel plays Eve, Rush's loyal assistant, and Odette Annabelle essays the role of Sarah, Rush's former girlfriend.
"Rush" is a 10-episode series, and it airs every Thursday at 11 p.m. on Movies Now.