Based on Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s acclaimed novel, the TNT drama series Monday Mornings, from award-winning producer David E. Kelley, follows the lives of doctors at Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Oregon, as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care. The show stars Ving Rhames, Alfred Molina, Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.
During this exclusive interview with Collider, actor Jamie Bamber talked about how he came to be a part of the show, how working with David E. Kelley is in a whole other league, whether the medical jargon gets any easier to say, what it’s like to shoot the big meeting scenes, and which character relationships he finds the most fun to play. He also talked about what led him to acting, and how satisfied he was personally with how Battlestar Galactica ended. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
David E. Kelley has adapted CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta‘s novel Monday Mornings for TNT, with worthy results. Kelley is best known as bringing to screen more procedurals than Dick Wolff, from Chicago Hope to Ally McBeal, and Monday Mornings definitely falls in step with the medical drama formula. Still, there’s something undeniably likable about the series. But it takes a few episodes to really get started, and if viewers just base on its by-the-books pilot, it may not last beyond its initial ten-episode run (which it should). Hit the jump for more about why it’s worth tuning in, not at least for the return of Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica) to our screens, and the unexpected and welcomed presence of Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible).
The unique TNT crime-solving drama Perception follows the life of Dr. Daniel Pierce (Eric McCormack), an eccentric neuroscience professor with paranoid schizophrenia who is recruited by the FBI to help solve complex cases. Although he struggles with hallucinations and paranoid delusions, FBI agent and Pierce’s former student, Kate Moretti (Rachael Leigh Cook), is willing to look past Daniel’s peculiarities and utilize his uncanny ability to see patterns and look past people’s conscious emotions to see what lies beneath.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Rachael Leigh Cook talked about auditioning for this show, what drew her to the story and character, how she sees the relationship between Daniel Pierce and Kate Moretti, having a love interest (played by Battlestar Galactica star Jamie Bamber), what most surprised her about her character, and how she hopes to continue to play this character for future seasons. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
What do Americans really think about the British? Leave it to Law & Order to answer that question for us. In addition to the seemingly hundreds of different versions of Dick Wolf’s wildly successful procedural series here in America, there exists a Law & Order: UK. The show has been running on ITV in the UK since 2009. If you haven’t seen the show, fear not. BBC America has attained the voice talents of the guy behind the voiceovers for the American Law & Order shows and put together this fantastically hilarious look at Law & Order: UK from an American’s perspective. Hit the jump to check out the clip for yourself. Beware: uptight British jokes abound.