102 votes
Carol's Second Act

Carol's Second Act

CBS 2019

A woman embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced, and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern and must sink or swim with peers who are half her age. It’s her enthusiasm, perspective and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Carol's Second Act

Carol's Second Act - S1E9

#1 - Therapy Dogs


Season 1 - Episode 9

As the hospital hosts therapy dogs to help care for their patients, Carol helps Lexie when the emotional burden of being a doctor becomes too "ruff."

The episode was rated from 104 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E7

#2 - Dr. Mom


Season 1 - Episode 7

When the other interns begin to feel the strain of being first-year residents, Carol tries to help with lessons learned from years as a working mom, but soon realizes that she may have stretched herself too thin; Jenny and Dr. Frost face off.

The episode was rated from 100 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E1

#3 - Pilot


Season 1 - Episode 1

Carol Kenney enthusiastically begins her first day as an internal medicine intern, but has a rocky start when she disregards direct orders from her boss in order to help a patient. Also, Carol meets Dr. Frost, a senior attending physician who may be the ally Carol needs in her second act.

The episode was rated from 216 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E17

#4 - Plus Ones


Season 1 - Episode 17

When the interns tease Carol that her relationship with Dr. Lewis might be moving too fast, Carol tries to sabotage his chance at winning a romantic getaway for them; a woman gets a curling iron stuck in her hair before her wedding day.

The episode was rated from 100 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E14

#5 - Secrets


Season 1 - Episode 14

When Carol learns about Lexie's secret hobby, she also finds out an even bigger secret…that everyone knew except her. Also, Caleb goes to battle with an insurance company for his patient.

The episode was rated from 89 votes.

Carol's Second Act - S1E2
#6 - You Give Me Fever
Season 1 - Episode 2

When Carol treats an elderly patient whose tests are inconclusive, Carol must find a way to work around hospital policy to take extra time to observe her. Daniel is embarrassed when his fellow interns find out that he doesn't know how to draw blood.

The episode was rated from 160 votes.
Carol's Second Act - S1E6
#7 - Game Changer
Season 1 - Episode 6

The hospital is abuzz when Carol is assigned to care for a star college football player with a broken rib. Also, sparks continue to fly between Jenny and Daniel.

The episode was rated from 115 votes.
Carol's Second Act - S1E8
#8 - Sick and Retired
Season 1 - Episode 8

Carol's dear friend Phyllis is admitted to the hospital, and Carol jealously witnesses what retirement would have looked like for her. Also, Daniel takes credit for Caleb's excellent diagnosis and is bothered when Caleb doesn't seem to mind.

The episode was rated from 103 votes.
Carol's Second Act - S1E15
#9 - Top of the List
Season 1 - Episode 15

When Carol's patient finally makes the liver donation list, she is upset by the lack of emotion from his transplant surgeon, Dr. Lewis (Patrick Fabian). Also, Lexie, Daniel and Caleb try to decipher why Dr. Jacobs has a tattoo of a duck.

The episode was rated from 102 votes.
Carol's Second Act - S1E10
#10 - Merry December 19th
Season 1 - Episode 10

Carol excitedly plans an early Christmas celebration for Jenny, but Jenny's preoccupied with her secret first date with Daniel. Also, the doctors investigate a case of food poisoning at an office holiday party.

The episode was rated from 96 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020



I like it! I swear think some people’s jobs are to post negative reviews on shows. Every single show has people like you trashing it in the reviews. Go watch something else if you don’t like it. So annoying!


****cute, good clean family fun**** We like this one. Good, clean family fun. She is the old lady on the new doctor crew, making rounds and using that "old people" knowledge to help her fellow doctors out. The show's first season still needs to work on storyline and character development. *Update... In May 2020, the series was canceled after one season. Too bad. My Score 7/10.


Cedric was the best character on the show. And that's saying something because I'm racist as hell. (Joking.Just joking. But he was my favorite). After two shows in I told my wife that Patricia Heaton finally got a clunker. It'll be cancelled. Too bad.


How did Patricia Heaton went from _Everybody Loves Raymond_ and _The Middle_ to this? After 3 episodes, I give up. This show is so awful. The canned laughter is horribly timed and often inserted when there is no humor present. The writing is juvenile and lazy, absolutely no creativity - they basically recycle the same 2 jokes (_”omg, Carol is old”_ and _“white people are the worst”_) over and over again. Truly ground breaking stuff. The characters are caricatures, they are literally saying how they feel and they are totally typical characters, like from casting playbook: - the standard rich guy who doesn’t want anyone to know he’s rich; - stereotypical butch lesbian with negative attitude, she also an ethnic woman who got in because she is ethnic and her only purpose on the show is to shout, _“I’m ethnic!!!!!”_; - the gorgeous doctor who is full of himself; - there is no in-between for Heaton’s character - she is either acting too giddy and foolish for a grown woman, or she saves the day. And it’s going to get old fast if all the episodes involve Carol assigned the boring job but she finds something that experienced doctors missed and become the hero. The writes should make the characters people, not archetypes. Also, I don’t like how the actors come off as acting in a stage play, it seems like they are reading cue cards.


Only really watched this to support Ashley Tisdale. The first two episodes aren't funny at all and the laugh track is nauseating. I really love the cast though, particularly Patricia Heaton, so I may have to stick this one out

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