Monroe - Series 2 - Complete 2012

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James Nesbitt plays respected neurosurgeon Gabriel Monroe in this compelling medical drama, from writer Peter Bowker (OCCUPATION, DESPERATE ROMANTICS). The series focuses on the impact serious injury or disease has on all involved in its treatment and care; from the patient, to the family, to the hospital staff.

Starring:
Luke Allen-Gale, Michelle Asante
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  • Feature ages_15_and_over
Runtime 4 hours 30 minutes
Starring Luke Allen-Gale, Michelle Asante, Tom Riley, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Sarah Parish, James Nesbitt, Susan Lynch
Director Brian Kelly, Damon Thomas
Genres Drama
Studio ITV STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Rental release 12 November 2012
Main languages English

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Markus Ronald on 28 Nov 2012
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There is no point in going into the details of each episode as this will just spoil it .

Monroe is a brilliant and unusual neurosurgeon. A flawed genius who never lets anyone forget his flaws or his genius. Each episode features one compelling story of the week about life or death situations.

Gabriel Monroe, portrayed by James Nesbitt who can do no wrong in my book. Furthermore, in general the operations and the way the series tells of the background of the guest characters, are done in a very stylish and effective manner. It was also good how the cardiac centred stories were shown in an equal amount to the neurosurgery ones. Also the operation themselves and how they are done are just remarkable, such as when they have to stop a patient's heart in order to transplant it and when a patient is awake during the operation on their brain.

A tiny bit gory at times and laced with a little black humor here and there. All in all a very enjoyable series and any comparison to House is just a waste of time. Two totally different series.

Add to Monroe Dr Jenny Bremmer (Sara Parrish) and you have it. Worth every penny

Sit back and enjoy this wonderful British series.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anne H. on 26 Feb 2014
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This is a high quality series, a nice break from the crime shows and reality TV. Any chance it'll be revived?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Adam Allgood on 9 July 2013
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The surgical scenes in this show are the most realistic that I've seen. The comic banter is what draws me to the character of Dr. Monroe.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dave kemp on 3 Jun 2013
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Watched this on tv so bought it for the brother in law in the Netherlands ,he says what he has watched so far is excellent.Roll on
series three
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By maggie may on 4 May 2013
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Love James Nesbitt in this role. Very witty. Lots of stories going on and lots of great characters. Hope another series is made
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AJB on 23 Feb 2013
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Humour mixed with warming stories without being schmaltzy. The cast are fabulous and I cannot recommend this enough. Enjoy the two series so far.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Burgin on 18 Feb 2013
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Witty, funny and filled with pathos. Our familiar friends from the first series are a little older and wiser, and a raft of new patients to be healed, helped and occasionally hurt. Great medical drama - pity this is the last of the series.
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I liked the first series of Monroe; 4*'s. The music in the second series I find particularly annoying. Chirpy, sunny, cute, inappropriate. It often destroyed the mood or was straining too hard to be up and cutesy. Normally musical accompaniment in film and TV is unobtrusive, occasionally it really adds, like the James Bond theme or that great theme used in the Danish series, The Killing. This time it's a deal killer. Clearly from all the 5* ratings many disagree. But here's a dissenting opinion. I also think the writing isn't as good in series 2. If I could I'd give it 2 1/2*. I certainly wouldn't buy it. My favorite comedic James Nesbitt is his piece in Canterbury Tales; he's perfect! As funny as he can be, it's difficult to find him in high quality comedy vehicles. Usually you just get a quick, underpowered glimpse. It's easier to see his dramatic talent.If anyone with some influence sees this, I'd love to see Nesbitt in some real, kick ass, 5* comedy. Preferably before he's eligible for his pension.
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