Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Why is the show called Monday Mornings when the conferences happen at random times?

Quick first impressions of TNT's new medical drama "Monday Mornings" (Monday nights at 10p/9p central)...

http://i.cdn.turner.com/v5cache/TNT/Images/i108/mm_home_main_slide03.pngIT'S LIKE AN ONLINE RANT IN ALL CAPITALS!!!!!!! The rapid-fire death and calamity makes me wonder if Fast & Furious 6 might seem a bit quiet by comparison.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Who cares if TNT's "Monday Mornings" isn't realistic?

TNT's new drama "Monday Mornings" (about the grillings doctors can get in peer reviews of complications and errors) is just a TV show, right? Yes, but...

My first book comparing a medical TV show to reality, The Medical Science of House, M.D., got some strong, even unprintable, reactions. So when I returned with House, M.D. vs. Reality, I thought about those responses... and why we should care about fictional portrayals of health care: