That segue is ready-made for TV
So totally. The hustle and bustle of the ER to the silence of the call room. Also in the M&M when Villanueva pops in and says "Did pretty boy explain how he killed the kid yet?" I read that and thought how you'd obviously go to commercial right after that line. There's a few bits that feel like they were written with the idea of TV. I really like how Ty works hard at being a good surgeon. He comes off looking like he's just blessed with natural talent but really he's planning so much to get to that place of easy confidence.
Maybe the basketball wouldn't be so bad. I just have a strong embarassment squick and seeing characters I care about doing things that aren't going to go well gives me something similar to a very mild anxiety attack. Same thing when he popped up at Ms. McD's house.
But on the shirtlessness front -- I saw articles about how TNT's publicity folks figured that the promo shot for Dallas shoudl have everyone naked (in towels no less) and I'm thinking, "Yes, go with this kind of idea TNT, keep it in mind."