Do what now?
NBC’s astonishingly dumb new Thursday night drama, “Do No Harm,” is about a Philadelphia neurosurgeon (“Rescue Me’s” Steven Pasquale) who must rush home by 8:25 each evening to dope himself into oblivion, lest his sociopathic split personality wreak criminal havoc for the next 12 hours. Lucky guy: He never has to watch what NBC is showing at 10 o’clock.
When 8:25 a.m. rolls around, the doctor wakes up and worries what his alter ego might have done. (Didn’t waste his time watching TV, I’ll tell you that.)
After five years of keeping his inner demon at bay, the drug becomes less effective. Thus, Dr. Jason Cole (sounds a little like “Dr. Jekyll” if you say it fast enough), who spends his days brilliantly saving desperate patients from aneurysms and tumorous growths in “E.R.”-ish story arcs, must now spend his nights as Ian Price, a temperamental hedonist who deals drugs, steals cars and sexually assaults women.