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The Clamp

Members
Jan 11, 2016
21,212
West is BEST
Anyone else watching this excellent series? Based on the memoirs of Junior Doctor and comedian, Adam Kay. Played by Ben Wishaw. Funny, upsetting, poignant, shocking and an insight into the workload and obstacles faced by frontline NHS workers.

My tip; do not watch with your dinner.
 


Monkey Man

Your support is not that great
Jan 30, 2005
2,918
Neither here nor there
Saw it last night for the first time. I thought it was done really well and will be watching the second episode soon.

I haven't read the book and don't know anything about Adam Kay, but given the subject matter I guess this is a show that could easily be made very badly (by which I mean it could use lots of medical drama cliches, or get too mawkish, or handle the subject matter insensitively).

From what I saw last night, the script was well crafted, the acting was good, the characters were believable and the storyline carried the viewer along very easily.
 

The Clamp

Members
Jan 11, 2016
21,212
West is BEST
Saw it last night for the first time. I thought it was done really well and will be watching the second episode soon.

I haven't read the book and don't know anything about Adam Kay, but given the subject matter I guess this is a show that could easily be made very badly (by which I mean it could use lots of medical drama cliches, or get too mawkish, or handle the subject matter insensitively).

From what I saw last night, the script was well crafted, the acting was good, the characters were believable and the storyline carried the viewer along very easily.

A good summary. It only gets better and at 8 episodes, it doesn’t outstay it’s welcome. Great drama.
 

keaton

Big heart, hot blood and balls. Big balls
Nov 18, 2004
8,937
Not watched it yet, but the book is excellent. Disgusting, moving and infuriating but mostly very, very funny
 

Stat Brother

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Jul 11, 2003
69,488
West west west Sussex
Saw it last night for the first time. I thought it was done really well and will be watching the second episode soon.

I haven't read the book and don't know anything about Adam Kay, but given the subject matter I guess this is a show that could easily be made very badly (by which I mean it could use lots of medical drama cliches, or get too mawkish, or handle the subject matter insensitively).

From what I saw last night, the script was well crafted, the acting was good, the characters were believable and the storyline carried the viewer along very easily.

The book was a phenomenal success, selling millions of copies.

Kay hasn't just handed it over, as he's written this too, as well as being very hands on (or should that be hands in) throughout the process.

Then of course there's Ben Wishall.
 


The Clamp

Members
Jan 11, 2016
21,212
West is BEST
The scene where he gets shown around the private maternity clinic is astonishing. The difference between the luxury facilities and the NHS is genuinely breathtaking.
 

jimhigham

Je Suis Rhino
Apr 25, 2009
6,872
Woking
Anyone else watching this excellent series? Based on the memoirs of Junior Doctor and comedian, Adam Kay. Played by Ben Wishaw. Funny, upsetting, poignant, shocking and an insight into the workload and obstacles faced by frontline NHS workers.

My tip; do not watch with your dinner.

Thanks for the tip. This has completely slipped under my radar so I shall give it a go.
 


Brovion

AlecsGrandad
Jul 6, 2003
18,411
Yeah I watched the first episode, it was very good. (Haven't read the book). Dunno why, I was expecting a comedy given the title and also as he was/is the man behind the musical act 'Amateur Transplants'. Some may remember their version of The Jam's 'Going Underground' called 'London Underground'.
 

peterward

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Nov 11, 2009
8,903
Anyone else watching this excellent series? Based on the memoirs of Junior Doctor and comedian, Adam Kay. Played by Ben Wishaw. Funny, upsetting, poignant, shocking and an insight into the workload and obstacles faced by frontline NHS workers.

My tip; do not watch with your dinner.

Thought you were about to share a moment when a Dr slipped on the white glove.......
 

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