TV Club: Childrens Hospital: “Nils Vildervaan, Professional Interventiomalist”
It’s probably best to get this out immediately: After multiple viewings, I’m still really not sure how to completely unpack all of what I just watched.
“Nils Vidervaan, Professional Interventiomalist” is a strange episode of Childrens Hospital that has so much going on but also not much at all. There’s the Yoko factor. There’s a Jaws riff. There’s celery. There’s an intervention. There’s a time jump. There’s cannibalism. It all follows Childrens Hospital internal logic in that it makes little sense, but it does so in a way that’s it maybe makes just too little sense. At the very least Childrens Hospital deserves some praise for turning something with an absolutely straightforward synopsis—
“Sy’s girlfriend makes changes at the hospital, and the doctors are not happy.”
—into anything but that. The synopsis is true, as Lola, Owen, and Chief are …