DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
MONROE seems to have found itself some fans. As indeed has Monroe himself, as a kind of fun guy who plays poker and specialises in one-liners. Oh and neurosurgery. Do you think there are many of those around in real life? Not in my experience.
The ones I’ve met, nobody’d be making a TV series about them. You’d be
If anything, James Nesbitt could’ve given Monroe a bit more of a rev up. Or the script could’ve. It’s been very safe.
But on the other hand, there’s a reference to Shaddup You Face. The Joe Dolce ‘‘ song’’. Monroe mentions it tonight, it’s completely random. I have missed most of this series though, so there making a movie, and it’d be like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. may be some completely rational explanation. I hope so.
What about this bit, do you think this bit’s true? That you need these four qualities to be a surgeon — memory, manual dexterity, decision making, and (‘‘most of all’’) the strength to come through the doors to do it all again after it’s gone wrong. I think Monroe said surgeon. Maybe he was taking the juniors through their new job as butchers.
Safe hands: James Nesbitt