Review of Proof

60 minutes

Jennifer Beals plays Dr. Carolyn Tyler, who has suffered the recent, devastating loss of her teenage son, the breakup of her marriage and a growing estrangement from her daughter. 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.
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Jul 1, 2015 7:03PM EDT
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Mid season review.

It starts off fairly well. The protagonist is very prickly, but her background (history and profession) justifies it, a softer character might actually be harder to relate to all considered.

The show does a fairly decent job in the first couple of episodes of avoiding the 'stupid skeptic' character, but by the third episode is still saying 'I don't believe in this junk', rather than 'OK, but how would that work...?' or 'If this is true we should find evidence of it here...' or in any way acting like a scientist. True, she's a doctor, not a scientist (and yes, they are very different things) but she should be trying to think like one.

Characters are interesting, and might even grow and devlop (or not, it's still early days).

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