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"Monday Mornings" Episode 1x02 Discussion Thread: "Deus Ex Machina"
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zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 12th, 2013 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
PART TWO of "Wordy McTalksALot's Comments" ;)

- Jen is delightfully defiant in Tina's M&M scene and I really appreciated that so far it is the female character who has given Hooten the toughest push-back. :) And I thought the dilemma she and Michelle are facing was nicely set up in spite of the fact that we never got any introductory scenes where we meet this patient, etc.; it's all delivered secondhand. Here's my question, though: is the show deliberately being obtuse about the actual status of Ty/Tina or is the writing not being clear? I get the feeling we are meant to wonder because Tina is reluctant to reveal anything and Ty's emotions are elsewhere right now. In both the book and the original pilot script they are explicitly having an affair, but last week I got the impression they weren't quite there yet. Now between the "honey" moment and the leg-touching and the way Tina sort-of confessed to Sydney but not really... help me out here, gang!

- That little wink Park gives Trisha at the end was so, so important; gradually the depth of that character is coming through in increments, largely due to Keong Sim being so good. Although I really wish the scripts would do him a favor and pursue the angle of his difficulty communicating with patients through a broader mix of broken English and not "Not do, dead" EVERY time. They made a little headway with him mangling "hole in one" ;)…hey, I get what they are trying to do, but right now it's dangerously close to a catchphrase, which would count a lot toward arguments of stereotyping. It's a very easy fix to make, I hope they make it.

- At this point, we need to see Sydney in the operating room because I bet it is THE GREATEST THING EVER. :D She's still my favorite.

- Remember how Brad Walsh always wore Ronnie's glasses perched on his forehead and we christened it "Ronniegoggles." I kind of adore that Ving does the same thing. I'm trademarking GATOGOGGLES, okay? ;)

Here's the thing - overall, though I have criticisms that are based on my personal taste, I'm pleased to see that the show is getting a lot of positive feedback on social media. What's not working for me obviously IS working for a lot of people who are tuning in, even if the numbers aren't what we'd ideally like (They seem to have gone up quite a bit with DVR added in though!). And if it's working for more people, that's good news. While for the most part I'm enjoying it, I want to LOVE it… and I'm not there yet. But I'm optimistic. ;)

Edited at 2013-02-12 09:14 pm (UTC)
asta77 From: asta77 Date: February 13th, 2013 12:59 am (UTC) (Link Me)
I thought of something today that I can't believe I didn't think to mention this last week. At my firm, we have a guy who works in the IT department, who is from China, who has lived here for years, whose English is still not the best and, oh, he's a brain surgeon. However, unlike Park, he didn't want to go through the whole process to become a doctor here again. Hence, now working with computers. I mention all this because, from first hand experience, Park isn't really the stereotype some see him as.

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