Tuesday, 8 May 2012
The "Look Away Show"
Believe me, I am squeamish in the extreme, and this show has a very high "squeams" factor, but......I'm hooked.
This is not the first time I poured out my enthusiasm for this always good, often excellent drama series, and it will probably not be the last, since that is the nature of addiction.
Tonight's episode was particularly gripping with the introduction of yet another "power-mad" female consultant to stir up the hostile reactions of the 'old guard'.
True, it had only one of my two favourite characters tonight, the gorgeous, enigmatic Henrik Hansen. (yum).
The other favourite, Freda the Transylvanian Goth with the fabulously 'fake' Russian accent, was sadly missing but heigh-ho, I can manage with just one to drool over.
I really don't care how accurate the medical jargon is since I have no aspirations to be a surgeon, but it seems pretty convincing to me.
The patients' story-lines are always interesting, sometimes funny, often poignant, occasionally challenging, much like real life after all, and if the carryings-on of the staff are somewhat exaggerated, so what? It all makes for good TV.
It has a consistently good cast, but there is one down-side for me. The need at certain points (in the operating theatre), to turn my head away while relying on the noise of bleeping heart monitors and tubes sucking blood out of wounds gives me a guide as to when it is 'safe' to look again.
Meanwhile the evil ice-queen Jac Naylor, or dear bumbling Elliot save - or occasionally lose - the day.
I do go on a bit don't I?
But, oh I do hope the series runs for ever, or at least, for my lifetime.
Posted by Ray Barnes at 9:58:00 pm