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New medical drama series about brilliant neurosurgeon Gabriel Monroe. At work, Monroe has the courage to perform cutting-edge brain surgery but at home, he is afraid to admit that his life is falling apart.

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Dr. Gabriel Monroe (James Nesbitt, Murphy’s Law) is a brainy neurosurgeon with a quick wit, big heart, and outsized ego. Following no rules but his own, he clashes with colleagues, terrifies interns, saves patients, and struggles at home as a husband and father. This gripping British medical drama blends the dark humor of House with humanity and warmth. With Sarah Parish (The Pillars of the Earth). 6 episodes, 4 ½ hrs, 2 DVDs, SDH.

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Disc 1

Episode 1

Monroe counsels a young woman about brain surgery that could save her life, but risks leaving her permanently disabled. He also clashes with a junior surgeon, displaying his bluntness and prickly sense of humor. At home, Monroe’s wife walks out on him as his personal life plunges into turmoil.

 

Episode 2

When two critically injured teenaged boys are admitted to St. Matthew’s with gunshot wounds, Monroe wrestles with saving their lives as well as learning the truth about how it happened. His troubles don’t stop there: he also must explain the reasons for his imminent divorce to his son.

 

Episode 3

Monroe feels pressured to operate on a blood clot in an ex-soldier’s brain, though the sharp-witted doctor is certain it will disappear on its own. A little of the ice melts around Bremner as she takes special interest in an elderly heart patient’s chancy operation, and finds herself confiding in Monroe despite all her misgivings.

 

Disc 2

Episode 4

An epileptic whose brain surgery might “cure” his religious visions causes trouble for Monroe. The doctor also discovers that divorce is a rockier road than expected, but dating is possibly worse. Bremner is livid to find that her involvement with Shepherd has become the subject of hospital gossip, but she has her hands full with two complex new patients.

 

Episode 5

A member of Monroe’s team collapses with an aneurysm during surgery, forcing him to operate immediately. His son Nick pushes him to try and save his marriage, although Monroe is unsure how to do that. With their romantic involvement common knowledge, Bremner and Shepherd must choose whether to continue their relationship.

 

Episode 6

A young accident victim’s dangerous surgery forces Monroe to confront a harrowing tragedy in his own past. Meanwhile, the hospital staff faces major shakeups—including the possible departure of Shepherd—as its trainees learn their assessments. Monroe and his estranged wife talk about their past, while Bremner and Shepherd discuss their future.

 

 

“Blessed with heart and brain” —The Sunday Times(UK)

 

“Sharply written” —The Guardian(UK)

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Disc 1

Episode 1

Monroe counsels a young woman about brain surgery that could save her life, but risks leaving her permanently disabled. He also clashes with a junior surgeon, displaying his bluntness and prickly sense of humor. At home, Monroe’s wife walks out on him as his personal life plunges into turmoil.

 

Episode 2

When two critically injured teenaged boys are admitted to St. Matthew’s with gunshot wounds, Monroe wrestles with saving their lives as well as learning the truth about how it happened. His troubles don’t stop there: he also must explain the reasons for his imminent divorce to his son.

 

Episode 3

Monroe feels pressured to operate on a blood clot in an ex-soldier’s brain, though the sharp-witted doctor is certain it will disappear on its own. A little of the ice melts around Bremner as she takes special interest in an elderly heart patient’s chancy operation, and finds herself confiding in Monroe despite all her misgivings.

 

Disc 2

Episode 4

An epileptic whose brain surgery might “cure” his religious visions causes trouble for Monroe. The doctor also discovers that divorce is a rockier road than expected, but dating is possibly worse. Bremner is livid to find that her involvement with Shepherd has become the subject of hospital gossip, but she has her hands full with two complex new patients.

 

Episode 5

A member of Monroe’s team collapses with an aneurysm during surgery, forcing him to operate immediately. His son Nick pushes him to try and save his marriage, although Monroe is unsure how to do that. With their romantic involvement common knowledge, Bremner and Shepherd must choose whether to continue their relationship.

 

Episode 6

A young accident victim’s dangerous surgery forces Monroe to confront a harrowing tragedy in his own past. Meanwhile, the hospital staff faces major shakeups—including the possible departure of Shepherd—as its trainees learn their assessments. Monroe and his estranged wife talk about their past, while Bremner and Shepherd discuss their future.

 

 

Packaging: Boxed set

Run Time: 274 minutes

Format: Widescreen

Number of discs: 2

Language: English

Subtitles: No

Color or B&W: Color

CC: No

SDH: Yes

Region Code: 1

Aspect Ratio: 16:9

Rating: NR

“Blessed with heart and brain” —The Sunday Times(UK)

 

“Sharply written” —The Guardian(UK)

Hoping for a second season.

5 Stars

Marilyn Leslie from AZ on 3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM wrote:

I loved the character of Monroe. He's tough but has a heart. It's very refreshing to watch a physician that isn't perfect, but has such compassion. It's just a great series and I hope there is a second season.

Monroe

5 Stars

acorn follower from MA on 6/26/2012 2:32:56 PM wrote:

Another great character acted with such style by James Nesbitt along with an excellent supporting cast. Will there by a series 2.