Netflix' Childrens Hospital spinoff offers some big laughs, says Daniel Fienberg. "I always enjoyed Childrens Hospital, especially in its earliest incarnation as five-minute shorts on TheWB.com, cherishing its episodic brevity most of all," says Fienberg. "The show's ability to get in and get out with nothing extraneous was one of its greatest charms, so I didn't instantly warm to the news that Childrens Hospital was getting a Netflix spinoff with standard 30-minute-ish blocks. It's with some relief that I can report that through seven of its 10 first-season episodes, Medical Police works in most of the same ways that Childrens Hospital succeeded. Yes, the season is padded and it feels like a 90-minute movie might have been a smarter experimental expansion, but even the Medical Police filler is fairly entertaining and at no point do episodes lag. Heck, you can probably watch it in 10-minute bites if that's what you prefer (though Netflix will know and if Medical Police isn't renewed, it maybe be your fault)."