Monday, October 05, 2009

CBS' 'Three Rivers' debuts to mixed reviews

As a lung transplant recipient who has promoted organ donation awareness since receiving my "gift of life" I waited with anticipation and great expectations for this new TV show to debut. But it fell a little flat for me.

I hoped this new series would help to create awareness for organ donation and it did do that to a certain degree, showing the dilemmas a family faces in making a decision to donate their loved one's organs. The segment about a boy who swallows metal objects had nothing at all to do with organ transplantation. I don't think the story about a poor, uninsured man from Ethiopia who walks into the hospital and convinces a surgeon to put him on the waiting list for a heart transplant has any relationship to the real world.

I'm willing to wait and see what future episodes deliver before I write this one off. The 2nd drama in the series is scheduled to be about lung transplants and I'll watch for it at 9pm et next Sunday, Oct. 11th on CBS.

Read what some professional reviewers have to say:

'Three Rivers': Standard operating procedure for doc drama
Miami Herald

Three Rivers - Great Cast; Terrible Show!
Eclipse Magazine

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