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review by Suzanne
Returns June 14 at 10/9c on TNT
This is a show that I always figured I'd like, but I never have
time to watch, so I missed the first two seasons. Now I've seen the first
episode of the new season, and it is very good. It is very dramatic and
At the beginning of this episode, there is a wedding, and I
almost expected it to be a dream or something, since it was all kind of odd.
However, it was not a dream. Several very dramatic things happen in the episode
that didn't help the sense of heightened reality. I don't know if the show is
always this way, or it was just this episode, but it almost seemed like it was
trying very hard to be more than just a drama.
It does remind me quite a bit of other doctor soap operas I've
seen, like General Hospital, ER, and Grey's Anatomy. Jada Pinkett Smith is
the star, and she does a great job. It's nice to see a good show revolving
around a woman of color for a change. I love Michael Vartan, who plays her
husband, so I'm glad I finally did get to see it.
There is a large cast, and they all do a fine job. I enjoyed the
episode, and it was very exciting. I can't wait to see what happens in the next
episode! They definitely have me hooked now.
Jada Pinkett Smith, Michael Vartan and Marc Anthony Form Summer’s Hottest Love Triangle on TNT’s HAWTHORNE
Third Season of Passionate Drama Series Set to
Launch Tuesday, June 14, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT)
After last summer’s explosive
and revealing finale, TNT’s drama series HAWTHORNE is back this
June, and the stakes are higher than ever. 2010 NAACP Image Award winner and
series executive producer Jada Pinkett Smith stars as Christina
Hawthorne, the tough and tireless Chief Nursing Officer whose personal life
often seems as chaotic as a packed emergency room. Pinkett Smith is joined by
Michael Vartan as surgeon Dr. Tom Wakefield, the father of her unborn baby,
and new cast member Marc Anthony as Detective Nick Renata, who carries a
flame for Christina. Together they form television’s hottest new love triangle.
The highly charged third season of HAWTHORNE is slated to launch Tuesday,
June 14, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT).
Last year was particularly
tough for Christina. Her on-again and off-again relationship with Tom hit rocky
times after a serious car accident left him with injuries that threatened to end
his surgical career. Although they spent a night of passion together, Christina
struggled to figure out if she was ready to commit to a full relationship. That
sent Tom into the arms of another woman and fellow doctor, while Christina
considered other romantic possibilities, including Det. Nick Renata.
The season finale pushed
everyone to the breaking point as a massive explosion at the hospital left one
of Christina’s nurses severely injured and forced the evacuation of the entire
facility. In the midst of the crisis, Christina revealed to Tom the shocking
news that she is pregnant.
Meanwhile, ER nurse Bobbie
Jackson (Suleka Mathew – Men in Trees) one of Christina’s best
friends, started dating new arrival Dr. Steve Shaw (Adam Rayner –
Mistresses), who left his home in England to escape his father’s criminal
reputation. Nurse Kelly Epson (Vanessa Lengies – American Dreams)
found her footing after Christina assigned her to head up the pediatric nursing
staff. And Camille (Hannah Hodson – TNT’s The Ron Clark Story)
struck up a relationship with an ER clerk, but things weren’t always as smooth
as she expected.
As HAWTHORNE’s powerful third
season opens, the very pregnant Christina prepares to walk down the aisle with
Tom. But their joy will be interrupted by a series of unfortunate incidents that
will challenge Christina both physically and emotionally. At the same time, Nick
re-enters – and complicates – Christina’s life when he is called in to
investigate a brutal attack in the hospital parking deck. Meanwhile, Tom takes
on a new protégé (guest star Derek Luke – Antwone Fisher) who
catches Camille’s eye.
Created by Emmy®
winner John Masius (St. Elsewhere), HAWTHORNE
is produced by Sony Pictures Television in
association with Pinkett Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and Jamie Tarses’
FanFare Productions. This season, HAWTHORNE welcomes new executive
producer John Tinker, who shared a St. Elsewhere writing Emmy with
John Masius and Tom Fontana. Tinker, whose credits also include Chicago Hope
and Judging Amy, joins HAWTHORNE
executive producers Pinkett Smith, Jamie Tarses (TNT’s Franklin
& Bash) and Miguel Melendez.
HAWTHORNE premiered on TNT in
summer 2009. Last summer, the series averaged 3.7
million viewers in its second season and ranked as one of cable’s top scripted
series among women.
TNT, one of cable’s
top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 100.5 million
households, the network is home to such original series as The Closer,
starring Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick;
Rizzoli & Isles,
starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; the Peabody Award-winning Men of a
Certain Age, with Ray Romano, Scott Bakula and Andre Braugher; Leverage,
starring Timothy Hutton; Hawthorne, with Jada Pinkett Smith; Memphis
Beat, with Jason Lee; and Southland, from Emmy-winning producer John
Wells (ER); as well as the upcoming Falling Skies, starring Noah
Wyle, and Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer.
TNT also presents such powerful dramas as Bones, Supernatural,
Las Vegas, Law & Order, CSI: NY, Cold Case and,
starting in 2011, The Mentalist; broadcast premiere movies; compelling
primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®;
and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA
Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. TNT is available in high-definition.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs
branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on
television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
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