Body of Proof premiered last night at 10 on ABC. It stars Dana Delaney as Megan Hunt the abrassive, brilliant, yet soft hearted medical examiner/former neuro surgeon. Like all great heroins Megan has a backstory that leads to her current life, in this case a car accident cost her the (steady) use of her hands and ended her neuro surgery career. Luckily Megan is super smart and can become a medical examiner. Also, luckily for the show, she is also good at finding evidence, interogation, and just all around being smarter than everyone. No one in her office can make a move without having to ask for her help, the cops she works with a bumbling and are lucky to have Megan help them out. Or at least that is the way things are portrayed in the pilot.
I have a read a lot of reviews saying if you like Dana Delaney you are going to like this show, well apparently I don’t like Dana Delaney. This should be right up my alley, I am a fan of Bones, Castle, and at times House, and this show is the same basic premise: smart lead, slightly socially awkward, but a great person to have on your side. However, Delaney just comes across as so judgemental, hateful, and abrassive that I just don’t care when she has sweet emotional moments (like when she tries to explain why she is buying her 12 year old daughter an $1100 purse). Also, she seems to have to say “body of proof” in some way during the episode, its annoying.
So at this point, Body of Proof is a pass for me. I may check in later to see if things improve. In the meantime feel free to share your thoughts and agree or disagree with me.