MDP ON TV: Body of Proof

Dana Delaney stars as a neurosurgeon forced into becoming a coroner because she can no longer operate. She’s depicted as arrogant, socially awkward and has high heels surgically attached to her feet (just kidding!).

I’ve watched the first season and may go back for the second, but more from idle curiosity than any real compulsion to follow the story. Body of Proof while at times amusing, is for the most part, uninspiring.

Two elements of the show work for me. First, is the sub-plot of Megan (Dana Delaney) trying to reconnect with her daughter. Though I don’t buy the whole “I was a bad mother thing”, her attempt to get to know her daughter again is, on occasions, quite touching.

The second highlight is the humour brought to the screen by the character Curtis (Windell Middlebrooks who is funny without even trying). His uhumms and eye-rolls are delivered with immaculate timing. Oh and Jeri Ryan adds glamour to anything she’s in.

Unfortunately, the murder mysteries are very pedestrian and Sonja Sohn (The Wire) is badly cast. She’s not a lightweight actor and she’s wasted in this part.

Body of Proof is a switch-off-the-brain kind of viewing. I believe several central characters a replaced in series 3, so I might see it through to find out how that works out. Also, Rick Fox makes a guest appearance in series 2 and I HAVE to see that.

Awards

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Peacemaker - Aurealis Award
Best Science Fiction Novel 2014

Curtin University Distinguished Alumni Award 2014

Transformation Space - Aurealis Award
 Best Science Fiction Novel 2010

Sharp Shooter - Davitt Award
Best Crime Novel 2009 (Sisters in Crime Australia) 

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