Parents' Guide to

Monday Mornings

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Great cast livens up typical, graphic medical show drama.

TV TNT Drama 2013
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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

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age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

Great medical show. Has a chance to inspire people interested in the medical field.

Monday Mornings has a unique twist unlike other medical dramas. On monday morning (literally), doctors meet up with the chief of surgery and discuss cases in which some doctors should've improved on or missed something vital in their diagnosis or surgery. In reality, doctors should really should have meetings like this because it'll help them become more experienced and compassionate doctors. The surgery scenes are quite graphic and the language is infrequent but does contain unbeeped uses of sh*t and bullsh*t. There are relationships (including passionate affairs) between some of the main characters, but nothing graphic. This show does contain dark themes and intense thematic material throughout, where some patients undergo surgery and unexpectedly die, including a young boy, which can be a shock and upset most viewers. This means that Monday Mornings should be viewed by older viewers. Alot of people interested in the medical field will definitely be inspired by watching this show, because the staff meetings intervenes doctors on their cases and what they should've to make their case more successful and lesser mistakes.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's almost impossible to watch Monday Mornings and not compare it in your mind to Grey's Anatomy. You have your doctorly hotties (Jamie Bamber even boasts McSteamy hair!), your life-and-death operations, your dramatic developments set to the strains of popular songs. But Monday Mornings compares favorably to Grey's, a show beloved by millions. Medical drama is intense drama, and there's more than enough to go around.

One compelling reason to check out Monday Mornings: the excellent cast. Leads Molina and Rhames boast incredible gravitas, and watching them alternately dress down and praise Chelsea General's residents is a potent pleasure. Keong Sim as Dr. Sung Park is another standout, and his many socially unacceptable utterings give the show a shot of the funnies. "You've done this before?" queries a husband about to send his wife into brain surgery. "Once," replies Dr. Park laconically. "How's that patient?" asks the wife. "Dead," says Dr. Park. Ha! Of course, it's dark, black humor, as are jokes about stiffs on another floor, and doctors being nicknamed 007 because they have a license to kill. This, and the many graphic surgery scenes make Monday Mornings a no-no for the youngies. But for medical-show aficionados, Monday Mornings will slide right down like something you've tasted (and enjoyed) before.

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