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Proof: Season 1 (2015)



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


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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.


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 (6)

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.

June 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.

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

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

June 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.

June 11, 2015 | Full Review…

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

March 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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

June 23, 2015 | Full Review…

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