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\"Wonderland\" is a 2000 ABC television series written, directed, and produced by Peter Berg, the actor who played Dr. Billy Kronk on \"Chicago Hope.\" It is a gritty, fast-paced drama about doctors and patients in the psychiatric and emergency units at the fictional Rivervue hospital in New York City.
The series original broadcast was short-lived and controversial. Only two episodes aired on ABC during its original run. Several mental health organizations formed a coalition calling the series \"a public health hazard\" because the show\'s portrayal of life under psychiatric hospitalization might discourage people from seeking treatment. The violent story line in the first episode, in particular, received heavy criticism for reinforcing the stigma against the mentally ill, and overwhelming the reality that most seriously mentally ill patients are not violent.
In spite of these protests, supporters of \"Wonderland\" felt that the show could serve as a wake-up call to encourage public awareness about mental illness and the need for compassion and understanding.
Michelle Forbes as Dr. Lyla Garrity
Ted Levine as Dr. Robert Banger
Billy Burke as Dr. Abe Matthews
Martin Donovan as Dr. Neil Harrison
Michael Jai White as Dr. Derrick Hatcher
Michelle Barker as Julie McCray
Joelle Carter as Dr. Heather Miles
Patricia Clarkson as Tammy Banger
note: Samuel Jackson appears briefly in episode 8.
DirecTV aired all 8 episodes on their channel The 101 Network starting January 14, 2009. Brief new opening commentary by Peter Berg introduces each of the eight episodes.
ABC\'s original blurb:
\'Wonderland,\' a riveting, gritty, one-hour drama shooting on location in New York City, delves into the lives of the doctors manning Rivervue Hospital\'s psychiatric and emergency programs. Writer, director and former \'Chicago Hope\' star Peter Berg is the executive producer/writer/director.
Mr. Berg and the writers of the drama spent months at a New York hospital researching the project and working side by side with top psychiatrists and ER physicians. They were able to observe everything from electric shock therapy sessions, to interviews with serial killers, schizophrenics and suicidal housewives.
Edgy and real, the stories for \'Wonderland\' are inspired by the experiences of staff and patients. The cast of \'Wonderland\' is encouraged to improvise, and the show is shot documentary style, resulting in nothing less than gripping television. With personal lives as complex as their patients\' minds, the doctors of Rivervue endure joys and sorrows that often mirror the triumphs and tragedies of the afflicted they strive to heal.
The cast stars Ted Levine (\'Silence of the Lambs\') as Dr. Robert Banger, Martin Donovan (\'The Opposite of Sex\') as Dr. Neil Harrison, Michelle Forbes (\'Homicide: Life on the Streets,\' \'Kalifornia\') as Dr. Lyla Garrity, Billy Burke as Dr. Abe Matthews, Michael Jai White as Dr. Derrick Hatcher, and Joelle Carter as Dr. Heather Miles.
In the realm of psychiatric medicine, this public, city hospital is the Mecca, and its doctors are among the world\'s best, brightest and toughest. Professionally, Dr. Robert Banger (Mr. Levine) heads up the forensic psychiatry department (the psychiatric study of criminology); while personally, he struggles to cope with the break-up of his marriage. Still in love with his wife, Dr. Banger is forced to fight her tooth and nail for the custody of their two young sons. Dr. Neil Harrison (Mr. Donovan), who also specializes in forensics, grapples with the fears and joys of impending fatherhood. His wife, Dr. Lyla Garrity (Ms. Forbes), heads up the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, a.k.a. CPEP (a critical response facility for people suffering psychiatric emergencies).
Dr. Abe Matthews (Mr. Burke) is recognized as a talented psychiatrist who works in the CPEP, but has a well-earned reputation as a first-class, commitment-phobic womanizer, both inside the hospital and out. Dr. Derrick Hatcher (Mr. White) balances the struggles of single parenthood with working daily miracles in the emergency suite -- all while simultaneously leading med students through the ropes of Rivervue\'s \'boot camp.\' And, psychiatric intern Heather Miles (Ms. Carter), while learning from the best, contributes her talents and special insights to the treatment of patients in CPEP.
In addition to Mr. Berg, executive producers for \'Wonderland\' are Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tony Krantz, along with co-executive producer/director John D. Coles.