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"Proof" review by Suzanne 7/15/15
Airs Tuesdays, 10/9c on TNT

This is really not my kind of show. First of all, I'm not religious and don't believe in life after death. The premise of this show is that a dying rich guy hires this doctor, Dr. Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals) to prove that there is life after death, so he'll know before he goes. She's lost her son, but she's very skeptical and not a really likable person, either. There's also a medium, and a family whose daughter almost died, to help convince Dr. Tyler. Carolyn commanders an intern from Africa to help her with her new quest.

My second problem with this type of show is that it tries to be too many things at once. Is it a medical drama? Is it a supernatural show? Is it a family drama/soap opera? It's all of those things and also sort of an action show as well. It's too much and they can't make up their minds which direction to go to. It just doesn't work. Frankly, I found the show kind of talky and boring.

The show does have very good acting. Joe Morton is always great. He plays her boss. Matthew Modine plays the dying rich man, Ivan Turing. Callum Blue ("Dead Like Me," "The Tudors," and "Smallville") plays the medium, Peter. If it were a little more interesting, I might watch it just for those actors alone.

Check it out and see if it's worth your time.


Jennifer Beals Searches for Life After Death in TNT's Intriguing New Drama Proof

Premiering Tuesday, June 16 at 10pm

Matthew Modine and Joe Morton also Star in Unique Series Premiering in June From Executive Producer Kyra Sedgwick

For millennia, the world's greatest scholars and philosophers have sought the answer to one important question: Is death truly the end, or is there something else beyond? Now a brilliant surgeon is ready to take up the mantle in TNT's intriguing new drama Proof, starring Golden Globe® nominee Jennifer Beals (The L Word, Flashdance) and executive-produced by Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick (TNT's The Closer). Set to premiere this summer, Proof also stars Matthew Modine (And the Band Played On, Weeds), David Sutcliffe (Private Practice, Gilmore Girls) and Joe Morton (Scandal, Terminator 2: Judgment Day), along with Callum Blue (Dead Like Me, Royal Pains), Edi Gathegi (X-Men: First Class, Justified), Annie Thurman (The Hunger Games) and newcomer Caroline Rose Kaplan.

Proof is set to premiere Tuesday, June 16, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TNT and will be available across TNT's on-demand, digital and mobile platforms the following day. In the series, Beals plays Dr. Carolyn Tyler, who has suffered the recent, devastating loss of her teenage son, the breakup of her marriage to Dr. Len Barliss (Sutcliffe) and a growing estrangement from her daughter (Thurman). Carolyn is persuaded by Ivan Turing (Modine), a cancer-stricken tech inventor and billionaire, to investigate cases of reincarnation, near-death experiences, hauntings and other phenomena, all of it in the search for evidence that death is not the end. It’s both a journey of exploration toward finding an answer to a question many people have asked and a deeply personal and emotional journey for Carolyn, who hopes to find answers in the wake of her son's death.

Assisting Carolyn on her task are Dr. Zedan "Zed" Badawi (Gathegi), a young intern from Africa, and Janel Ramsey (Kaplan), Turing's brilliant young protégé. Together they will explore one of life's most profound mysteries, crossing paths along the way with Peter Van Owen (Blue), a bestselling author who claims to be psychic. Constantly trying to control the maverick Carolyn is her intimidating boss, Dr. Charles Richmond (Morton), head of the hospital.

Proof is produced by TNT, with Kyra Sedgwick, Rob Bragin (Greek, Murphy Brown), Tom Jacobson (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Uncle Buck), Jill Littman and Emmy winner Alex Graves (The West Wing, Game of Thrones) serving as executive producers. The pilot episode was written by Bragin and directed by Graves.


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