I will have to check that out when I have time!
It's funny but I forgot how dark and depressing The Practice was in the first few seasons. And even James Spader (Alan) and William Shatner (Denny) were darker in the final season. If you compare The Practice pilot with this one, you may see some of the same things going on with mood and dialogue. It's been so long, but from what I remember, that could be a good reference point. And The Practice went on for years, so I'm not as concerned if DEK goes heavy for awhile.
Of course, I want the series to survive the this-is-too-depressing-I-can't-watch-this kind of audience. For the sake of reality, I do hope he finds ways to have clever, light Plot Cs. There is a realm of the absurd of working in a hospital - from ER to OR. But so much of it has been explored already in Nip/Tuck and ER itself. So it'll be hard to be original.
I haven't read the book, but I'm hoping that they keep the characters from getting intimately involved with each other. Unresolved sexual tension should remain that way (at least for me; it would be too jarring considering the subject matter). I like the team aspect and hope it stays free from romantic entanglements, but that's just the med person in me.
Edited at 2013-02-05 05:57 pm (UTC)