You may have seen “A Young Doctor’s Notebook” during a late night scroll through the pages of Netflix and wondered if that’s Harry Potter and Don Draper, or if you’re just crazy. Well, good news: You’re sane — as far as I can tell. This is a really good, though often overlooked, bleak, British black comedy starring Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe as older and younger versions of the same character, a doctor under a police investigation going through diary entries from his first days in medicine. With dark humor and incredible acting — did we mention Jon Hamm sports an English accent? — ”A Young Doctor’s Notebook” is also fun to drink to. The first season is up on Netflix, only four episodes, but it’s guaranteed to get you perfectly over served.
TAKE A SIP when
Jon Hamm reprimands his younger self
Daniel Radcliffe brings up his exam scores
Bodily fluids of any kind are seen, heard or talked about
Daniel Radcliffe pretends to get a cigarette so he can look at textbooks
Every time somebody says “drops”
Leopold Leopoldovich is mentioned by name
FINISH YOUR DRINK when
Daniel Radcliffe gets bodily fluids on himself
A character takes morphine
Daniel Radcliffe has disappointing sex
With Valentine’s Day coming up, the Avenue will present a Valentine’s edition of our usual drinking game. Check back next week to see what it is.