Body of Proof was one of my favorite all of the sudden the background music and sound effects is now louder than the dialogue making it difficult to follow and painful to watch! It's not just me, my husband noticed it too AND it's not our TV (same on another of our TV's). This is obviously done to increase the dramatic effect but it's over-the-top and is keeping me from watching at all.
No one expects a TV medical drama to be completely accurate, but to portray humans with rabies as violently aggressive is ridiculous. What kind of expert consultants do you have chiropractors ? Early-stage symptoms of rabies in humans may be malaise, headache and fever; signs consistent with meningitis, or encephalitis, sometimes progressing to pain, violent movements, uncontrolled excitement, depression, and hydrophobia or quickly become comatose.. By the time a person shows, if they do, periods of mania, they are incapitated enough they aren't walking from place to place. Many case of rabies in humans (and in animals ) are misdiagnosed because they do not present like a wild animal, chasing down and attacking other mammals-- but have unusual, subtle but progressive central nervous system signs . The tranmission of rabies virus thru solid organ, non-neurologic tissue transplantation has happened from (I think ) 4 donor cases affecting maybe 12-14 people, just in the last 10 years- and is not well understood, because organs have no nerve tissue. The donors, were in each case showing signs of encephalitis, but didnt appear "rabid".
All this show does is reinforce the negative stereotype that women achievers are unlikable bitches of the Nth degree, with unsurprisingly failed personal and social relationships. And that they themselves can't, or won't, be prepared to see why or adjust their views and attitudes and instead favour condescension and being the pot calling the kettle black.
It's ok for your characters to deal in emotion, to react truthfully, honestly and with heartfelt emotions to death and the dying. The changes in the 3rd season have brought this show all to eerily into the tv realm of any of the CSI franchise shows or Fringe, where the characters see almost immune to what is going on around them and how it is effecting them internally. Megan has lost that touch of humanity that had you routing for her, even when she was terrorizing everyone around her in season 1 & 2. You could she how she was driven by the upset of her life changes - the lost of her career and daughter. This seems to have been totally forgotten in season 3. Watching her transformation, fate forcing her to take a better look at her life and priorities and again, acting with humanity was what got me and kept me with this show. I mean, Peter just died and there has been little or no attention given to how she is dealing with it, except ignoring it, I guess. Writers of Body of Proof, take up the challenge of exploring the nuances of your characters that you so carefully crafted in the frist two seasons. ABC Producers, execs, etc. - the rejigging of this show leaves me cold and saddened that you can't stand by the qualities that made this show great because you don't feel that this gives you the ratings you want to see. Believe in your product. Don't jump ship so quickly. I know this this isn't how the tv world works, but man, I sure wish it did.
I was disappointed they killed off Peter, but I LOVE MARK VALLEY. As far as Megan's character, why do people call a strong female character a b*tch? If it were a male character he would be a bad a**. It is great to see strong, intelligent, independent female character! Love Megan, Dana does an excellent job. Love the season 3 changes. I hope this gets rewnewed!!!
Who comes up with the characters? The main character is an a-hole to everyone, she follows only her rules, but for some reason, everyone (including her boss) kisses up to her. It's so unrealistic that it ruins every episode. Done watching.
'Body of Proof' would have to be one of the most criticised, under-appreciated programs on the ABC Network [or television, for that matter].
I've deduced that, for sundry viewers, the credulity of Body of Proof has been [somewhat] poor (for instance: Megan Hunt 'outrageously' participating in interrogations, the 'absurd' wardrobe) however; I associate this series with light-ish procedurals, such as USA's 'Burn Notice' and 'Covert Affairs', in addition to ABC's 'Castle' and CBS' 'The Mentalist'. You would cultivate an understanding that the aforementioned programs, as well as being quite melodramatic, portray a number of scenarios that are completely inconceivable, yet it's the charismatic, relatable personalities, ingenious, slick, sophisticated scripts and elaborate plotting that enthrall viewers weekly.
The departures of Peter Dunlop, Samantha Baker and Bud Morris, also, would have attributed to a decline in viewership. In all seriousness, citing C. Orlando, a 'TV Fanatic' staff writer, "Body of Proof Season 3 proved that change can not only be good, it can [also] keep you on the edge of your seat and cheering for more". Mark Valley [as Detective Tommy Sullivan] and Elyes Gabel [as Detective Adam Lucas] were refreshing additions to the cast.
'Abducted - Part 1' chalked up a mediocre 6.75mill (1.2/3 among 18-49), while this culminating episode registered a considerably diminished 6.37mill (1.2/3 among 18-49) suggesting that, at this rate, 'Body of Proof' could be in its final series.
I, for one, thoroughly enjoy 'Body of Proof' [despite its imperfections]. I don't tune-in weekly for anal structure and realism; on the contrary, the weekly cases are consistently fascinating, the interpersonal relationships are together amusing and heartwarming, and, above all, I can't get enough of Dana Delany as the sassy, sharp Dr. Megan Hunt.
After they killed off Peter, I decided I was not going to watch this show anymore till they brought Mark Valley in. I loved him in Human Target (still don't get why that show was canceled) and I think he'll be great in this show, as well. But the main character, Megan Hunt, is such an unpleasant, arrogant know-it-all, it's almost impossible to sit through the episodes. If the producers don't do something to mellow down this character, this show is not going to get pass season 3 because there won't be anyone to watch it.
I had really liked this show in the past, but no longer.
The attitude, crankiness and the constant berating of others has really turned me off. Not sure if Midol or divorce would help, but the stupid attitudes distract too much from the show itself. She now reminds me of some women I avoid in real life.
I agree with what others have said too. They removed Peter, a well liked character. I also liked Mark Valley in Human target. What a great cast they had. I fell in love with Janet :). But bringing Mark into this show is not enough to make up for such a terrible character as Delaney portrays. Gawd I hope she isn't like that in real life.
Anyway I'd rather see Mark Valleys show in re-runs or him go off and make another one, than to suffer through this again. It's jumped the shark as far as I'm concerned.
There are too many better options to watch, or shows that I missed and want to ketchup on.
The answer is: she can't. For all the smarts, the character is so nasty I can't watch. It seems that once she got her daughter, she lost any sense of decency towards her fellow man. She jumps to conclusions but no one else is allowed to do that. She speaks for the dead? How nice? I am sure those who have the great fortune to be around her appreciate her sense of duty to the dead, while she is lobbing nasty comments their way. Want to give it a big fat zero but that is not allowed.
A very formulaic TV crime drama. The main draw of this show is Dana Delany, who I think is gorgeous. That's why Law and Order: SVU is still so popular - Mariska Hargitay. However, let me remind you that according to actual crime statistics in Philadelphia, about 85% of homicides in that city are committed by blacks. I can recall only 2 episodes in the first 2 seasons where the murderer was not white. I hate PC racial pandering and I hope the show evolves to more realistic scenarios.
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