*For the foreseeable future, some Character Review posts may not be published every Thursday as they have in the past.
*Warning: This post contains spoilers about the characters from the television series New Amsterdam. Read at your own risk if you have not watched the show.
There is something to be said about a well written, human character. They leap off the page and speak to us as if they were right in front of us, as flesh and blood human beings, instead of fictional creations.
One of the core aspects of being an adult is taking responsibility for your actions, good or bad. However, not every adult is willing or able to do that.
On New Amsterdam, Rohan Kapoor (Vandit Bhatt) is the estranged son of Vijay Kapoor (Anupam Kher). Their attempt at a brief reunion is complicated by Rohan’s romance with Ella (Deirdre Friel). That relationship ends when Rohan runs away, leaving his father flabbergasted and Ella pregnant.
To sum it up: Unfortunately, Rohan’s choices are nothing new. There are many people who may appear to be grown, but whose reaction are far from grown. As a character, Rohan stands out because his actions force his father and Ella together in ways that are unexpected.
That is why he is a memorable character.