Too bad “Coma’s” chief of psychiatry Geena Davis is no longer running for president - as she did in TV’s “Commander in Chief” - while today she’s happy to again be a woman taking charge in Coma.
Tonight’s encore airing of “Coma” on A&E – beginning at 8/7c with the showing of both parts 1 and 2 and then repeated four hours later -- is a tribute to how popular “this miniseries really is,” wrote a fan on Twitter after the Sept. 4 finale when all the inconvenient truth about real-life comas was revealed. “It was more than just scary because it’s real. They say don’t let them put you under,” when in hospital. In turn, those who watched the “Coma” miniseries noted it was dedicated to its co-creator and producer, the late Tony Scott who took his life just two weeks prior to Coma’s premiere on Labor Day.
The Sept. 7 repeat of both parts of the four-hour “Coma” miniseries lets one again appreciate Geena Davis who has been called “wonderfully good,” say fans as someone “we’re not so sure who the bad guy or gal really is?”
Coma still thrilling on A&E
Another look at the recent “Coma” four-hour miniseries – that airs tonight, starting at 8/7c - is a second chance to view some great suspense.
Also, this is a super science-fiction thriller production that includes old movie star friends back together to scare us with another look at the real-life issues of human organ transplants done after someone goes into a “coma.”
Davis, 56, joins friends Richard Dreyfuss, Ellen Burstyn and James Woods from her movie star heyday – back in 1989, for example, when she won a best actress Oscar for “The Accidental Tourist.”
Today, it’s 2012 and Davis is a mother who says she works when she wants to. At home are a husband and three boys. And for her career: “I sort of set this goal for myself that I didn’t want to play a boring part. I didn’t want to be ‘the girl. So many female characters are ‘the girl’ that’s in danger or being rescued. It’s the girl-friend of the one playing baseball, instead of the one playing baseball. So I’ve tried to avoid that if possible. I’d rather be the action hero,” Davis said in a Sept. 7 McClatchy-Tribune interview to help promote her new role in Coma.
Davis, who was most recently on TV with her
Davis is remembered for winning the Golden Globe for best actress for the TV drama series “Commander in Chief,” and her own show, “Sara,” that ran for just 13-episodes. She’s also legend as a movie action star, with numerous films to her credit as someone who can really plays baseball in “A League of Their Own” to “Beetlejuice,” and “The Fly” to “Tootsie” that earned her another Oscar nomination. In turn, Davis said in interviews to promote her friends Ridley and Tony’s Scott’s movie that she wants to be a character that’s a role model… somebody in charge of their own fate.”
Thus, fans of this new version of “Coma” noted Davis as a chief of psychiatry who is conducting secret genetic research on Alzheimer’s disease but somehow linked to people being put into comas when they arrived in somewhat good health when admitted to hospital.
Fans noted the scenes with Davis and “her eyes” that show fine acting and a real trick for fans to guess what’s going on inside her head.
In turn, one fan tweeted that “I think Davis may be crazy?”
Others also noted how this role is already a “Geena classic” with fans just liking Geena Davis for seeming real.
So fans of Davis already knew she portrayed the first female President of the United States in TV’s “Commander in Chief,” thus her role as someone who is part of a scheme to mess with people’s bodies - after they’ve been put into Coma - intrigued Davis.
For marketing interviews, Davis and other members of the cast explained how they were helping the Scott brothers to expose a real-life issue “of who gets what human body organ, and at what cost?” Both of these British directors have a “body of work that is based on exposing corruption or evil in society,” wrote another blogger who joined many others in commenting about the recent suicide of Tony Scott in juxtaposition to a “theme” TV miniseries about “coma” and “human organ transplant corruption.”
Coma hits a nerve in society, said Tony Scott
The dedication of the “Coma” miniseries to its co-creator and co-producer Tony Scott sent a message that this film was not taken lightly by Ridley Scott or Tony Scott when deciding to make this 2012 edition that scares the pants off of the world when airing the fears of human organ wheeling and dealing.
Interviews with the Scott brothers back in their native England – when it’s often been noted in the U.K. about the social issue of organ transplants as well as hospital and doctor mistakes resulting in “coma,” is as “horrifying as you can get,” said one TV commentator.
In turn, it was the late Tony Scott who will continue to be heard during extra DVD interviews included on his many drama and action films. Thus, Scott often stated how film has the power to hit a nerve in society.
Today, fans are saying Scott’s ‘Coma’ continues “to hit a nerve in society.”
Coma is based on the 1977 best-selling Robin Cook novel that exposed the under-world goings on of human organ transplant as a truly, immoral and evil worldwide business.
The first “Coma” movie was just as believable explained film critic Roger Ebert when pointing out how the 1978 movie - with Michael Douglas and Genevieve Bujold – is today’s 2012 version but much more real since many tens of thousands of people go into unexplained “coma” each year in America’s hospitals. And, many have instructions that they’re body organs be available for transplant once the decision has been made to take them off life support if their coma is prolonged.
Davis always signs on for serious acting
Davis returns to television in a starring role in “Coma,” that’s co-produced by her “Thelma & Louise” director Ridley Scott and his late brother Tony Scott - who took his life just two weeks before the Labor Day premiere of his Coma miniseries on A&E.
Scott committed suicide by suddenly jumping off a bridge in L.A., stated police. The suicide took place just two weeks before the Labor Day premiere of Tony Scott’s “Coma” A&E miniseries.
In turn, the Scott brothers chose their old friend Geena Davis, 56, to play a key role in this Coma adaptation that ups the level of paranoia about what’s going on in those massive hospital chains nationwide, and worldwide.
Davis has the whole package: looks, talent, kindness and brains; with her official biography stating how this Academy Award winning best actress is also a member of “Mensa,” a social organization whose members are in the top 2% of intelligence – both nationwide and worldwide - as measured by IQ tests and other exam.
Also, the recent Summer Olympics in London noted that the American Geena Davis was a semifinalist on the USA women’s archery team back in her early 30s. Since then, she’s used her body as well as her brain to sort out those interesting women’s parts that put her “even Steven” with male counter-parts.
The result is “Coma” and Davis got super reviews for starring in this adult TV movie.
“Coma” is very scary
Coma makes an impact on viewers that “is a surprise,” said one fan tweeting how “it makes you think anytime I can go into one of those comas. That’s scary.”
Thus, no wonder why her close personal friends, Ridley and Tony Scott – as co-producers of the recent “Coma” four-hour miniseries on A&E – have made such an impact on TV recently with this “Coma” miniseries that continues to be presented in encore showings tonight with both parts 1 and 2 back-to-back.
In turn, fans of this new “Coma” have another satisfying look back at this adaptation of Robin Cook’s 1977 novel that still shocks Americans about human organ transplant harvesting on a world-wide scale.
Image source of Geena Davis with her best actress Oscar at the 61st Academy Awards in 1989. Today, she’s starring in “Coma” a TV miniseries that’s being re-aired on A&E with Davis playing the role as chief of psychiatry “when she may be crazy.” Photo courtesy Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geena_Davis
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