Hawthorne. What can I say? It's a solid series - but why so long to get the second season on the go? Was Jade too busy telling talk shows how many times her and Will did the deed to get back into the studio and actually do some filming?
Seriously, it's been so long since it was on that I'd nearly forgotten who the characters were and what their relationships were. Giving your audience time to forget is the kiss of death to a series. Having said that, Hawthorne is a good - if seriously predictable - medical series. Personally, on this weeks offering, I'd have preferred that they'd saved Mercy and dumped Hawthorne. Jade is a good actress and a very attractive woman, but I get lost somewhat when I see the same actor turning up in too many similar roles in different series - James Morrison, I'm looking at you! - and then I begin to wonder if he had to leave one to do the other, etc. I was disappointed that Hawthorne has chosen to 'start again' as it were. I feel like we're back to square one and I'm not convinced the writers will dare to move away from the cliched plot lines and give the show the energy that it needs. I'll keep watching, but it's going to have to improve. It's so same-old, same old!