Proof: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
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Proof's intriguing premise - and Jennifer Beals' strong starring performance - can't compensate for a lack of compelling stories.

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Critic Ratings: 15

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User Ratings: 122

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 16, 2015
2
Air date: Jun 23, 2015
3
Air date: Jun 30, 2015
4
Air date: Jul 7, 2015
5
Air date: Jul 14, 2015
6
Air date: Jul 21, 2015
7
Air date: Jul 28, 2015
8
Air date: Aug 4, 2015
9
Air date: Aug 11, 2015
10
Air date: Aug 18, 2015

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Tv Season Info

Brilliant yet troubled surgeon Carolyn Tyler (Jennifer Beals) delves into a succession of paranormal investigations when a terminally ill billionaire inventor (Matthew Modine) enlists her to examine cases of life after death. Reincarnation, near-death experiences and hauntings all come to the fore in the first and only season of this supernatural medical drama, which finds the good doctor digging for answers when a young man claims he's seen the ghost of his recently deceased wife, and when an Iraq War veteran maintains that he's had a past life during the Korean War. In Carolyn's other proof probes, a cop killer has a nightmarish near-death experience; a programmer dies while using groundbreaking technology; and hauntings plague an old church. Joe Morton and David Sutcliffe also star. Executive producers include Kyra Sedgwick.

Cast

Jennifer Beals
as Carolyn Tyler
Matthew Modine
as Ivan Turing
Joe Morton
as Charles Russell
Callum Blue
as Peter Van Owen
Annie Thurman
as Sophie Turing
David Sutcliffe
as Len Barliss
Sean Gleeson
as Len Barliss
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Critic Reviews for Proof Season 1

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

This is Beals' show from start to finish, with her character's softer sides and haunted vulnerabilities seeping through that hard-shell casing during Episode 3 in particular.

Jun 18, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Beals does hard-edged well, her bluntness an effective buffer against the potential treacle of the weekly cases.

Jun 17, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Proof feels like a show that takes complex issues and merely skims their surface.

Jun 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Proof raises the question whether there is evidence of life after death and gives the impression that the show is going to delay giving an answer for as long as possible. Worse, it seems that the creators really haven't thought it out.

Jun 11, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Proof might be trying to earn its PhD in heaven and hell, but it doesn't pass the test of being an even decent television show.

Jun 17, 2015 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Proof ... doesn't work, largely because the show doesn't treat its central question with any degree of depth or thoughtfulness.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Jennifer Beals' tough and prickly characterization of Dr. Tyler helps elevate the show beyond its more earnest tendencies.

Jun 23, 2015 | Full Review…

Life after death series mixes science and the paranormal.

Jun 23, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Have you ever had a show that you felt was talking to you? When Carolyn and Peter met in the hallway of the hospital, that's how I felt.

Jun 18, 2015 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

On its own terms - which is as a comforting medical-supernatural drama with a strong female lead designed to follow TNT's Rizzoli & isles - Proof proves its modest worth.

Jun 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Proof does not fit the tone TNT has cultivated more recently with The Last Ship and The Librarians. Proof feels like a throwback and a bit of a throwaway, too.

Jun 17, 2015 | Full Review…

I'd say it's an intriguing idea... but honestly, the case-of-the-week execution on Proof doesn't add up to a lot, medically or metaphysically.

Jun 17, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Proof: Season 1

  • Apr 05, 2016
    please return the Proof on the screens!! that's amazing tv series!
  • Aug 28, 2015
    Better than a lot of crap out there.
  • Aug 27, 2015
    An amazing TV serial, very interesting. Brilliant make. My whole family has watched every part of it. I live in the UK and work for NHS in a huge hospital. Everybody I speak to has watched Proof. We are looking forward to watching Season 2 of Proof.
  • Aug 27, 2015
    interesting series ;)
  • Aug 24, 2015
    Search for scientific proof of life after death, what's not to love and more importantly why isn't this being researched IRL?
  • Aug 23, 2015
    I like watching Proof I am not sure why.
  • Aug 22, 2015
    i love season 1 http://otavo.tv/proof.html
  • Aug 13, 2015
    I love this show and Jennifer Beal's performance as the perfect foil to questioning the afterlife. I myself is a woman who questioned EVERYTHING, and yet found out THE TRUTH. Whether you believe me or not, because this is my experience, but my mother came to me 1-1/2 months after her death. She did it through my overhead living room light using the remote that was facing it for my control. She turned on the over head lamp in my living room, but I didn't suspect it was her. I asked if it was my Grandfather, Grandmother, my guides, my angel's, you get the idea. When it finally hit me, I asked, "Is this you Mom?" The overhead lamp blinked off and on several times, and the stated moving all on its own. So I said, "Can we agree that one flash for Yes and two Flashes for "No". The conversation last about one minute, but the most important answer to me question was "Mom, is the other side as wonderful as everyone says? She answered with one flash, which was a big "Yes". So that is why I know that when even the most scientific believers are confounded by those things that cannot be explained, you'll be like Jennifer Beal's who changes her mindset to reconnect with the child she loved and couldn't say, without question. That has always been my experience, which is why I adore this show.
  • Aug 12, 2015
    I love the idea of exploring life after death. I find this show Intriguing and as credible as TNT's other shows Falling Sky’s & The Librarians. I am curious as to how they will present "the other side". If it comes off lame that will be the end of the show. The various story lines, personal & professional, keep my full attention. The characters are diverse and interesting except for Ivan’s character which has become a bit lame. I look forward to another season.
  • Aug 12, 2015
    Critic's Consensus is dead on. Show doesn't know what it wants to be yet. A conspiracy theory is unfolding way to slowly, Dr Tyler's stubbornness is reminiscent of Dana Scully on the old X-Files show and gets pretty irritating at times. Plots need more depth and direction. Moves way too slow.

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