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"Monday Mornings" Episode 1x03 Discussion Thread: "Who's Sorry Now?"
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kim_j_8472 From: kim_j_8472 Date: February 21st, 2013 07:47 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Finally, I could see the DEK touches more and more. So much legal wrangling mixed with the medical stuff this time, I felt right at home. And Anthony Heald! I did a little happy dance in my head. Still remember him from Silence of the Lambs.

Molina the Merciless and Ving seem to be the Ones Who Cannot Be Touched so far on the show, so I will be interested to see either one of them deal with conflict that takes them out of their comfort zone. Although, I found it very reassuring to see Gato 'translate' for Park. I really liked what they did with Park in closing the loop for now regarding his storyline.

I feel a little whiplashery from angsty Ty to Asshat Hero, but as long as he's no longer hallucinating, I'll take it. I winced when he let slip the whole "publishing this in a journal" thing in front of the ex-wife and Michelle. The whole thing made me nervous, but when the kids finally reunited with their homeless dad, I relaxed into the resolution.

The MM part - putting Park up there with Buck as the "ventilation issues" buddies was a bit too over the top for me re Hooten's grandstanding. Felt a bit too courtroomy-like for my tastes. Buck still needs to feel the burn that his ego costs him on a daily basis, tho. The heel-rocking is a bit alarming now; I'm wondering if he's sneaking some pharmaceutical uppers to keep him sharp. He always looks like he's about to break, reach over and strangle someone.

Anyway, I hope this show stays alive. I don't think it's for everyone. (My hubby won't watch if kid patients are involved, for example) DEK, you may have to bring out the dancing babies (JK!)

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kim_j_8472 From: kim_j_8472 Date: February 21st, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I certainly hope that it's what the writers are foreshadowing.

And sorry to put this here, but because I just can't get it out of my brain: I'm going to start referring to the MMs as Hootenannies.

I'm really too old.
zegeekgirl From: zegeekgirl Date: February 22nd, 2013 05:15 am (UTC) (Link Me)
Still remember him from Silence of the Lambs.

Ahhhyup. Vile Dr. Chilton, who would one day become the main course. XD

Molina the Merciless and Ving seem to be the Ones Who Cannot Be Touched so far on the show, so I will be interested to see either one of them deal with conflict that takes them out of their comfort zone.

I will have to take a look again at the episode guide re: Hooten, but Gato definitely has a personal crisis on the way. They seem to be taking a storyline from the book and reshaping it for the show, but it could still give him some real meat to chew on.

I winced when he let slip the whole "publishing this in a journal" thing in front of the ex-wife and Michelle.

Same here! Crrringe! And I am glad you pointed this out, because I thought it did bring something interesting to the mix. Between that moment and the "we're cutters" response, it occurred to me that even though Ty's mission with regard to his career (much more clear if you have read the book, the show has only hinted at this so far) is to be the best he can be for the sake of his patients, to connect with them in a way he was denied once... he isn't necessarily a whiz at it. Namely, he's great when he saves a life in urgent peril and the family is just so grateful, but if you throw in a compllication like the one that happened with this guy, he fumbles to a certain extent. In part, perhaps because in his peronal life he's something of a loner and perhaps not as practiced at relating to others in very complex, tricky emotional situations; in any case, Michelle though somewhat blunt in her approach really got in there and did the heavy lifting preparing the family.

I'm wondering if he's sneaking some pharmaceutical uppers to keep him sharp. He always looks like he's about to break, reach over and strangle someone.

Now wouldnt THAT be an interesting twist. I'm not sure he isn't just high strung as all get out, but maybe!

BTW, no dancing babies. EVER. *hiss!* ;)

Edited at 2013-02-22 05:18 am (UTC)
kim_j_8472 From: kim_j_8472 Date: February 22nd, 2013 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
"Namely, he's great when he saves a life in urgent peril and the family is just so grateful, but if you throw in a compllication like the one that happened with this guy, he fumbles to a certain extent."

I think Ty's journal slip was a good foil for what was going on with Park this week. Doctors always struggle with hiding their train of thought when it comes to handling patients. Just as there's the training that involves saying "Oh, that's interesting" instead of "Oops," there's the other ass end of the universe where you can't spill how incredibly fascinating you find the case to the point where it makes the patient feel like an interesting new species of bacteria on a microscope slide.
asta77 From: asta77 Date: February 25th, 2013 11:44 pm (UTC) (Link Me)
I feel a little whiplashery from angsty Ty to Asshat Hero, but as long as he's no longer hallucinating, I'll take it.

I know when we (or the critics) refer to pacing problems on a show it's in reference to the story, but I feel as if we are having pacing problems in regards to the characterizations in MM. I'd say Hooten, Sydney and Gato have been depicted consistently over the course of three episodes, but there have been problems for the rest. We *just* got to know Michelle, who suddenly seems more confidant than she did in brief appearance in the pilot. Park is already more sympathetic (that was needed, but so quickly?). And who knows what Ty we'll see tonight?

I winced when he let slip the whole "publishing this in a journal" thing in front of the ex-wife and Michelle.

I really liked that moment because it seemed like something that could really happen in real life (and probably has...many times), but also Ty's reaction to catching himself. However, going back to your angsty to asshat comment, would the Ty who hastened a boys death two weeks before, and was dealing with intense guilt, suddenly be contemplating writing an article to make himself look good?

The MM part - putting Park up there with Buck as the "ventilation issues" buddies was a bit too over the top for me re Hooten's grandstanding.

I agree. It would make sense if they worked on a case together and both made errors, but trying to connect the two was stretch and too made for TV.
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