David E. Kelley is back with a more somber series in “Monday Mornings.” EW thought the mind behind “Ally McBeal” and “Boston Legal” might bring something a little more fun, but they still liked the premiere. The drama follows the neurosurgery team at a hospital in Portland, with many of the key elements centering around the meetings the surgeons have with their chief, Dr. Hooten. The meetings are basically where he reams them for their mistakes that cost lives.
In the premiere, there were two such meetings. The first one was for a case the viewers did not see, though the Dr. Martin who failed to diagnose cancer in a patient was considered a terrible doctor by his colleagues. He apparently has a history of carelessness that has cost multiple lives.
The second was the tragic death of a young boy at the hands of the series lead, Dr. Wilson. A scan showed a massive tumor in the boy’s brain that was operated on immediately. Unfortunately, the doctor was unable to control the boy’s bleeding.