Monday, March 21, 2016

TV Shows: My Thoughts on Body of Proof

3 Seasons
42 Episodes
Watched on Hulu
✰✰✰✰ 1/2

This weekend I finished the final episode of Body of Proof. I was drawn to this show after finishing my re-watch of Crossing Jordan last year, as I was looking for a show that was similar. I was not disappointed.

Synopsis (from Hulu): Dr. Megan Hunt (Dana Delany) was in a class of her own, a brilliant neurosurgeon at the top of her game. Her world is turned upside down when a devastating car accident puts an end to her time in the operating room. Megan resumes her career as a medical examiner determined to solve the puzzle of who or what killed the victims. Megan’s instincts are sharp, but she’s developed a reputation for graying the lines of where her job ends and where the police department’s begins. It turns out her career isn’t the only thing that will need to be rebuilt; Megan’s family has taken a backseat to her ambition, and now she’ll discover there’s a lot of work to do when it comes to dissecting her relationships with the living.

The first two seasons of this show focused on a different case in each episode as we got to know our characters. Megan did remind me of Jordan (from Crossing Jordan) a lot, especially with her strong-mindedness and stubbornness. Where Megan and Jordan differ though, is that Megan has an especially difficult time getting along with others. Once you're in her circle though, you're good, but it's pretty difficult to get there.

Where this show also was similar to Crossing Jordan, was in the cast of side characters and how they each played a part in helping the cases to get solved. I really enjoyed this cast of side characters, and I had not seen many of the actors who portrayed them in other shows previously (other than Jeri Ryan and Jeremy Nordling). Their quirks and the way they worked with Megan (and sometimes put her in her place) was very entertaining.

Season 2's finale was definitely a cliffhanger and at the start of Season 3, we find out that a lot has changed. We do get that conclusion to the previous season's finale, as well as an explanation as to what had happened since then to where we are in the first episode of the next season. The final season, though it does focus on individual cases as the prior two seasons did, has an underlying case that extends through the entire season, which was very interesting.

As sad as I was to see the series come to an end, I thought the finale wrapped up everything nicely. As a whole, I really enjoyed this show and I do highly recommend it if you haven't seen it. If you do decide to check it out, let me know what you think!

Until Next Time, Take Care & Smi-Le Always!

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