Body of Proof

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

7
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 29, 2011 on ABC
8.1
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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.moreless

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  • I don't know...

    5.0
    First impression is not so good. I felt like I was watching a mix of 3 really good shows House, CSI and Sherlock :



    House: we have this really good & badass It was lupus after all !!!

    CSI: this doctor is a coroner that gets to go to the crime scenes.

    Sherlock: she seems insensitive and doesn't care about other people's feeling as long as she is right.



    BUT ! Deep down, she's a hurt mom who doesn't get to see her daughter and who suffers from post-traumatic stress after her car accident.



    So I'm not that thrilled with this first episode, but I'll watch one or two other, just to see if it gets better.moreless
  • One horrible TV cliche after another. This show tries to mash together elements of past popular series into a one hour assault on our intelligence.

    1.0
    Right out of the gate the show tries way too hard to establish who the characters are and what their personality, quirks and dynamics are in the series. This makes the show seem rushed and overacted. Instead of letting us discover who these characters are, they are crammed down our throats in the first 30 minutes. Whats worse is that it's all one tired, used up TV cliche after another. You have this rogue lead character with a superiority complex who is tough to work with and does stuff that would get a normal person fired, but she gets away with it because she's "smart" and "gets results". But that's not all, she's also damaged and vulnerable and complicated and oh yeah I think I use to like this show when it was called "Crossing Jordan". Its a shame, there are alot of good actors in this show, but they just aren't good in this show. It's not their fault, it's the writers or director or who ever thought they could cram together elements of other shows and hash out the same characters that we've seen time and time again.



    My biggest complaint is that why does she go out to the crime scenes and try to act like a detective ? It makes no sense. A real medical examiner doesn't do that. If this show were to take place in reality, she would have been fired on day one. And the main cop character doesnt like her at all, especially when she's trying to do his job. Just get the chic fired or arrest her for obstruction of justice. Thats what would happen in reality.



    I hope shows like these don't mislead our youth into thinking that they can go to college and become medical examiners and get to run around playing Columbo and solving crimes. In reality you spend all day around dead bodies. In reality, you would be too busy doing autopsies and what not to even be able to leave and go to a crime scene.moreless
  • A great start to the series. The bad guy does come a little from left field but the series is successful in setting itself up as a crime drama with a layered heroine.moreless

    9.0
    A really great start to a series that I have been dying to see for months now. I was literally counting down the days till it started and I was not disappointed. Megan Hunt is a very solid leading lady and Delany plays her with a lot of charm, wit and edge. Definitely the kind of character we need back on tv for this style of show. A strong leading lady has not been seen in crime fiction since Cold Case ended so I am so glad someone decided to create this series.



    I am reviewing this episode having already review episodes 2-4. While some have branded this show as a repeat of what we have seen before it has a lot of cool new elements. While some have chosen to criticize the mystery plot lines I find them really intriguing and love the Megan's team looks for the smallest details to make their cases. Its only far fetch cause other crime shows dont make the murderers so illusive. I have enjoyed the challenge of finding the bad guy and when I watch the episode I can see the clues (or in the case of episode 1 find them on a second viewing). Its all there you just actually have to pay attention which is something I think a lot of crime shows dont ask their audience to do.



    A very strong first episode and considering how the series is going a month in I hope it sticks around cause I am loving it. :)moreless
John Carroll Lynch

John Carroll Lynch

Detective Bud Morris

Sonja Sohn

Sonja Sohn

Detective Samantha Baker

Windell D. Middlebrooks

Windell D. Middlebrooks

Dr. Curtis Brumfield

Jeri Ryan

Jeri Ryan

Dr. Kate Murphey

Dana Delany

Dana Delany

Dr. Megan Hunt

Nicholas Bishop

Nicholas Bishop

Peter Dunlop

Nancy Villone

Nancy Villone

Mrs. Swansom

Guest Star

Sam Robards

Sam Robards

Bradford Paige

Guest Star

Bruce Altman

Bruce Altman

Dr. Howard Karasunis

Guest Star

Mary Matilyn Mouser

Mary Matilyn Mouser

Lacey Fleming

Recurring Role

Jeffrey Nordling

Jeffrey Nordling

Todd Fleming

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Dr. Megan Hunt: (to Detectives Bud Morris and Samantha Baker) Autopsy, two hours. Oh, and one more thing, detectives. Don't believe everything you've heard about me. The truth is much worse.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Featured Music:
      "Go" by Anne Trolle (Megan & Peter in the purse shop)
      "Perfect Day" by The Constellations (Megan examines the victim)
      "Hear My Voice" by Dekompressors (Megan talks with Lacey)
      "Think of You" by Carney (Megan finds the cake Lacey left in her apartment)

    • Acknowledgement: With grateful acknowledgement to the State of Rhode Island and Steven Feinberg, Rhode Island Film and Television Office.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Italy: January 25, 2011 on Fox Life
      Russia: February 8, 2011 on Channel One
      Spain: February 18, 2011 on Fox
      Poland: February 23, 2011 on Fox Life
      Canada: March 29, 2011 on Citytv
      United Kingdom: July 19, 2011 on Alibi
      Germany: August 24, 2011 on ProSieben
      Sweden: October 5, 2011 on Kanal 5
      Finland: December 21, 2011 on Nelonen
      Norway: January 1, 2012 on TVNorge
      Czech Republic: September 3, 2012 on T1
      Slovakia: January 20, 2013 on JOJ

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