Book was better. But actually really hard to judge because the book and the series had very different tones.
I laughed my way through 95% of the book (and bawled at the last 5%). Yes, I sensed Adam’s frustration with the NHS, and his exhaustion, and the strain that his work hours put on his relationships. However, I didn’t feel his bitterness.
In the TV series, Adam is bitter, short-tempered and rude. Funny as well, but we only get glimpses of that. The prize for the funniest person in the series goes to senior consulant on the maternity ward, Vicky Houghton – she had me laughing out loud. But overall, the series was terribly sad, and the repeated use of images of a premature delivery that Adam had been involved in, make for tough viewing.
The series is available on Foxtel (Binge) in Australia.