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24 April 2011 @ 06:56 pm
Body of Proof  
Anyone else watching this? I watched the first episode because I adored Dana Delaney's turn on Castle. I wasn't terribly impressed. It was okay, good acting, but quite predictable. I wasn't even going to bother with watching the next episode and instead just knock it off my viewing schedule, but I had more time than expected that weekend after the second episode aired so I watched it. And liked it more. By the third episode, I had teared up at the end of the episode, and I already loved the characters. In shows like this, you generally don't even have a feel for the side characters, remember their names, etc. for some time. On this show, I already knew them by that third episode.

I just watched the fifth, and I teared up more than once in the episode. I think they're doing such a great job at using this procedural backdrop to showcase some interesting characters, and the emotional beats of Delaney's Megan Hunt's journey are wonderful. Also, I love seeing three strong women -- all very different, with different looks, styles and approaches -- portrayed. There is Delaney's Hunt, but also Jeri Ryan's Chief Medical Examiner Kate Murphy, and Sonja Sohn's Detective Baker. The character's don't react in predictable ways all the time, the plots aren't utterly predictable and the characters' actions are organic to the individual character.

Plus, Christina Hendricks and Marc Blucas guest-starred in the last episode! Come on, two Whedon alumni? The show has got to be worth giving a chance for that alone!
 
 
 
Kim: (Vampire Diaries) Damoncifan70 on April 24th, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
I love it.
Arabian: Damon04arabian on April 24th, 2011 11:36 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised at how much I do too, but it is great. :)
ThroughAnAmberFocusamberfocus on April 24th, 2011 11:27 pm (UTC)
I like the show quite a lot and agree it gets better as it goes. I'm a big Jeri Ryan fan so I started watching it for her and not Dana Delaney (but I like her quite a lot now, never watched her before though I'd heard of her, of course). I hope they develop a strong friendship between Kate and Megan. It is so rare to have strong female friendships on tv and when I see the potential for one I want it. *makes grabby hands* If they bring in Baker to the mix I'll be even happier.

I also like the little girl playing her daughter. I really loved her going around and interviewing the staff at her mom's job and that she actually learned something from it, both about the job and who her mother is as a person.

And the two dweeby guys are fun, too.
Arabian: Dr Who (9)arabian on April 24th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
I have odd-totally-not-her-fault issues with Jeri Ryan so I have to bite my tongue over that whenever I see her face (I adored Star Trek: Voyager, and while I actually did love her character, it frustrated the hell out of me how the show became Star Trek: Seven of Nine after she joined, especially since they gave a lot of my favorite character's -- B'Elanna -- functions to her character. See? So not her fault, but it's hard to let go of.) She is a great actress, and I like her, I just have those, again, not her fault, issues, LOL!

I too love Megan and Kate's growing friendship and how they didn't go the predictable route of them not getting along. I also like her daughter, and loved that episode. And I LOVE Curtis. He cracks me up.
wolfiemuir_wolf on April 24th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
I saw the first episode, and it...well, it was really bad. If it gets better, I might try to give it a shot again, but I just started watching Republic of Doyle, so it'll have to wait until I catch up on that. ;)
Arabian: Feelings Journalarabian on April 24th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Well, I didn't think it was really bad, just very, very predictable and I'm so tired of the non-cop coming in and solving everything. But yeah, it got better immediately in the next episode, and I really do like it lots now.
Cassandra Elise: doctor/rose cassandra_elise on April 25th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
I like it. I think it's good, brainless fun. And I don't particularly like to do a lot of thinking at ten o'clock at night so it works for me. :p
Laurelcorusca on April 25th, 2011 02:37 am (UTC)
From the previews it looked pretty much like Bones: Brain Damage Edition so I wasn't going to watch. Maybe I should give it a shot if it's that good though...