ABC has a new crime series coming next month which could prove interesting. Body of Proof stars Dana Delany as Dr. Megan Hunt, a brilliant neurosurgeon whose career in the operating room is cut short by a terrible car accident. Megan then decides to restart her career by becoming a medical examiner who is determined to solve the mysteries of how the victims on her table died.
This is an all too familiar premise, but Ms. Delany is a superb actress, and her performance could make this show a keeper. The series premieres March 29th at 10:00 P.M. Eastern on ABC.
Fine start last night to this new spinoff crime drama starring Forest Whitaker, Janeane Garofalo, and Michael Kelly, with Kirsten Vangsness in a crossover role as computer whiz Penelope Garcia.
The mood and tone for this series is decidedly different than that of the original series, Criminal Minds. The cast of the original series relate to each other onscreen in a much more formal and reserved way than does the Suspect Behavior cast. Even the photography in the original is usually crisp and sharp, and you are always conscious of the fact that this is a workplace setting, with a strict hierarchy. The characters care for each other, but the feelings are always just below the surface.
In contrast, in Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior , the group seems to be much more emotional and informal in their behavior and interactions with each other, and they show their affection by hugging and clowning around in one scene. I don’t ever remember seeing that show of cameraderie in the original. I could be wrong, but it even appeared that a lot of the scenes were shot with a diffuser lens, to give a different, softer feel to the production.
But the story was interesting and well-done, though somewhat predictable, and it was overall a very good effort. Your comments are welcome, of course, pro or con.
If you missed the premiere episode, you can watch it online on their website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/criminal_minds_suspect_behavior/
Tonight is the premiere of the new spinoff from the CBS crime show, Criminal Minds. Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, starring Forest Whitaker, airs at 10:00 P.M. Eastern Time, right after Criminal Minds. I will certainly be tuning in for this one.
You can see a preview on their website: http://www.cbs.com/primetime/criminal_minds_suspect_behavior/