Sunday, October 9, 2011
Revisit This Show - Three Rivers
I love it when I discover an actor I hadn't watched much of before on one show and like him/her enough to check out other projects he/she has done. Such is the case with Alex O'Loughlin, who I am thoroughly enjoying as Lt. Commander Steve McGarrett on CBS' current hit Hawaii Five-0, a show I already highly recommend.
O'Loughlin is well-known for the vampire series Moonlight, which I will be checking out next thanks to an upcoming marathon on the SyFy network. But after that he starred as a transplant surgeon on the CBS series Three Rivers, which only lasted 13 episodes.
Unlike shows like Grey's Anatomy, which focus more on the interpersonal (i.e. romantic) relationships between the doctors, Three Rivers is more about the patients and how donors and recipients tie together. The pacing works well in stressing how vitally important every moment is in delivering and transplanting organs - I was glad to learn more about this amazing field of medicine, even if through a television drama - and the show isn't afraid to have losses as well as wins. The stories are compelling, touching and will pull on your heartstrings in that good way good storytelling does.
Transplant Three Rivers to your viewing queue today.