Body of Proof : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 29, 2011
Season #: 1, 2, 3
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Mar 24, 2011
    70
    The show will thus ultimately sink or swim on its protagonist, and while it's a long way back to her TV-medicine internship on "China Beach," Delany can still make scrubs and dialogue about fatal drug combinations and post-mortem wounds sound surprisingly interesting.
  2. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Mar 29, 2011
    80
    Body of Proof would be interesting enough if it were just "Quincy" with better legs. Add the other elements and you have something worth checking out.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Mar 29, 2011
    63
    While Delany's obviously too good for her show, the later episodes offer at least some evidence it might be able to rise a little closer to her level.
  4. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Mar 29, 2011
    70
    Body of Proof is, in other words, a mash-up of half the popular mystery series on TV right now: a little bit "Castle," a little bit "Bones" and a whole lot "House." How effective you find it depends almost entirely on how you feel about Delany.
  5. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Mar 29, 2011
    67
    Delany can be both captivating and infuriating as the know-it-all medical examiner, but she always holds the screen.
  6. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Mar 28, 2011
    75
    With the second episode, though, the whole tone improves: Delany's performance seems to have caught some of the coppery warmth of her hair, and we spend more time with a good ensemble. [4 Apr 2011, p.49]
  7. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Mar 29, 2011
    80
    Watching her construct a self from a handful of jagged fragments is a seductive pleasure.
  8. For now, though, Delany is enough to hold our attention. With a deft touch, she blends just enough warmth and vulnerability with the sass and smarts to make it all palatable.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. May 3, 2011
    10
    its a great one. she Delaney emotes really well..you can sometimes actually feel as though she is suffering like th echaracters. she seems tits a great one. she Delaney emotes really well..you can sometimes actually feel as though she is suffering like th echaracters. she seems t have a smirk on her fce all th t time. the society hill episode was the best one!!!! Does anybody know the name of the song? (I mean the line: "I don't wanna die.") Full Review »
  2. Apr 19, 2011
    3
    I feel so sorry for Delaney that she has such a miserable script to work from. What a comedown from the wonderful writing that was China BeachI feel so sorry for Delaney that she has such a miserable script to work from. What a comedown from the wonderful writing that was China Beach and her steller performances in that series. Full Review »
  3. Apr 6, 2011
    3
    Avoid. It seems they've tried to pick some concepts that make other crime series great, but here it just doesn't work. Biggest problem, theAvoid. It seems they've tried to pick some concepts that make other crime series great, but here it just doesn't work. Biggest problem, the main character comes through as extremely annoying. Second, it's just boring and humourless and does not feel fresh in any way. 5 years back this may have worked, but I can't see that it does now, with a market already flooded with crime shows. Full Review »