The series stars Ryan Eggold as Dr. Max Goodwin, an unconventional medical director of the New Amsterdam Medical Center who, faced with his own cancer diagnosis, is hell-bent on making the hospital a better place, focused on serving its patients to the best of their abilities, beyond the red tape of bureaucracy. His catchphrase: “How can I help?”
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Along with Dr. Goodwin is a list of supporting characters, including doctors, nurses, and others who all make the series compelling to watch each week. But while some characters add to the story, others could do with less screen time. (Note: spoilers ahead).