Tuned In Journal
As “Grey’s Anatomy” winds to a close – it will be back for the 2014-15 TV season, but surely its days are numbered – it’s not surprising that ABC is trying to find another medical show with a strong female lead.
But “Black Box” (10 p.m. Thursday, WTAE) probably won’t turn out to be the “Grey’s” successor. It will likely prove too gonzo for some viewers and not smart or subtle enough for others.
The series focuses on Dr. Catherine Black (Kelly Reilly), a New York neurologist who attempts to unwrap the brain’s mysteries while keeping her own counsel on her bi-polar diagnosis.
“The brain is the ultimate mystery: That’s why doctors call it the ‘black box,’” she says, explaining the show’s title, which is both too on-the-nose (Get it, the doctor’s name is Black!) and easily misconstrued as dirtier than intended slang.
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