We have never had cancer. A lot of other people do, as it turned out the past few days in this newspaper.
Marjan Meganck, the life partner of Wouter Deprez, who two years ago breast cancer was and now wrote a book about it. George Monbiot, a journalist of The Guardian, who at the end of last year prostate cancer …
Marjan Meganck, the life partner of Wouter Deprez, who two years ago breast cancer was and now wrote a book about it. George Monbiot, a journalist of The Guardian, who at the end of last year, prostate cancer, and there is now an essay about wrote. And Leander Verdievel, a member of the VRT, who ten years ago (he was 23) a rare neuskanker got and now a fiction series about wrote.
First the good news: the series is better than the title. The title refers to the stale joke that the father of Verdievel just about every day during his treatment: ‘you Lose your sense of tumour, not, boy.”
Fathers with their humour. In that respect they are just like friends. However, those of Verdievel: after his umpteenth appearance at the radiology department says one of his buddies: “You looks radiant.’ The still flauwere joke from the headline above this piece is in the first episode of a Sense of tumor is not made, but it is one of the following weeks.
Let us not relying too much on bad puns. We were witness yesterday of some cleverly assembled sequences (the rapid succession of ziekenhuisbezoekjes for the bestralingssessies) and some touching moments (the opening scene in which the mother, the ever-wondrous Els Dottermans, the news gets to hear).
Verdievel his research thoroughly done. He spoke with twelve young companions (which at the end of a short word) and doorspekte the scenario also with their input. Maybe that’s why his story focus fog. “One of them likened cancer with a rugbymatch’, he told this newspaper. “After that conversation we knew: rugby must be in!” This is the main character, a frail geneeskundestudent, also the total unbelievable star player of a rugby team. That helps the story not moving forward, just like the farcical argument between his parents (father Dirk Van Dijck know also clearly not what commenced with his clumsy character), or the funny, but (for now?) unnecessary scene with the vluchtmisdrijf, on the car park of the hospital.
A somewhat hesitant start, so. But let this admirable project support and giving them room to grow. In sharp contrast to a cancerous tumor, just what you said.
Sense of tumor. Sunday at 21.30 hours on One.