Black Box

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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 6.6  (3,918)

Black Box is a unique medical drama that aired on ABC in 2014. The show follows Dr. Catherine Black, a brilliant and mysterious neurologist who works at a state-of-the-art facility called The Cube. Dr. Black suffers from bipolar disorder, a condition that creates a rift in her personal and professional life.

Kelly Reilly plays the lead role of Dr. Catherine Black. Her performance is outstanding, conveying her character's complexity with subtlety and nuance. Ditch Davey plays Dr. Ian Bickman, the head of the neuroscience department at The Cube. He is Dr. Black's mentor and friend, and he is critical of her treatment methods. Laura Fraser stars as Regina, Dr. Black's psychiatrist, who helps her manage her bipolar disorder.

The show also has a great supporting cast, including David Chisum as Dr. Will Van Riper, a neurosurgeon who works at The Cube; Ali Wong as Dr. Lina Lark, another neurologist who is dating Dr. Van Riper; Terry Kinney as Dr. Owen Morely, the CEO of The Cube; Rachel Brosnahan as Dr. Delilah Proctor, a resident at The Cube; Vanessa Redgrave as Dr. Hartramph, the founder of The Cube; Siobhan Williams as Esme, Dr. Black's sister; Olivia Birkelund as Dr. Helen Hartramph, the daughter of The Cube's founder; Aja Naomi King as Ali Henslee, a former patient of Dr. Black's; and Edward Herrmann as Dr. Robert Bickman, Ian's father and a renowned physician himself.

Each episode focuses on a different medical case that Dr. Black has to solve. These cases are often complex and require her to use her exceptional skills as a neurologist. However, her bipolar disorder often makes it difficult for her to manage her personal life, and she frequently faces challenges in her relationships with her colleagues, friends, and family.

The show explores many themes, including mental health, family dynamics, and the relationship between doctors and their patients. It portrays Dr. Black as a flawed but brilliant physician who must navigate the challenges of her disorder to help her patients.

One of the most compelling aspects of the show is its visual style. The imagery used in the show is stunning, with vivid colors and abstract shapes that complement the cerebral nature of the medical cases. The Cube itself is a futuristic, high-tech facility that adds an additional layer of visual intrigue to the show.

Another interesting element of the show is the way it uses technology to explore neurological disorders. Dr. Black frequently uses brain scans, virtual reality simulations, and other cutting-edge tools to diagnose and treat her patients. This adds a level of scientific realism to the show that is both fascinating and informative.

Overall, Black Box is a thought-provoking and engaging medical drama that offers a unique perspective on the world of neuroscience. While it only lasted for one season, it is definitely worth watching for fans of the genre.

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13. Consequences
July 24, 2014
After Catherine completes rehab, she must face the fallout at home and at the cube.
The Fear
12. The Fear
July 24, 2014
Catherine suffers from hallucinations, but denies Dr. Hartramph's recommendation to be admitted into a hospital. Soon, Mahmoud begins to piece together what's happening. Meanwhile, Bickman is reluctant to go back into the operating room after Joey's botched surgery.
11. Emotion
July 17, 2014
Dr. Bickman rushes his doorman to The Cube when he suffers a buried aneurysm. With a second bleed threatening, he makes a risky decision. After revealing a difficult diagnosis to a young mother, Catherine finds herself falling into despair.
I Shall Be Released
10. I Shall Be Released
July 10, 2014
Dr. Morely works with a patient who is convinced he's actually dead. A mother is desperate to get her daughter a proper diagnosis after multiple doctors have insisted that nothing is wrong.
Sing Like Me
9. Sing Like Me
July 3, 2014
Trying to help a sax player with hand tremors who fears brain surgery, Dr Black introduces him to her musician father. Leo begs Ian for a letter of recommendation and Catherine declares her feelings for him.
Free Will
8. Free Will
June 26, 2014
Dr. Hartramph refers a patient to The Cube after complaints of headaches and hallucinations.
7. Kodachrome
June 19, 2014
Dr. Bickman and Dr. Black work to remove a bullet from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist without using modern technology.
Forget Me
6. Forget Me
May 29, 2014
Catherine and Joshua remember differently how the past unfolded after their father made the decision to leave them. Hunter Black is ready to reconnect, though Catherine is hesitant.
5. Jerusalem
May 22, 2014
Dr. Black examines a friend of Bickman's and discovers symptoms of a condition called Jerusalem Syndrome from ancient times. Meanwhile, Catherine and Owen use unconventional methods to help Dr. Reynaud deal with his fear of death so that he can be at peace during his last days.
Exceptional or Dead
4. Exceptional or Dead
May 15, 2014
Catherine introduces Will as her fiancé to Dr. Bickman and later Dr. Bickman tells Catherine she is like him and needs excitement in his relationship. Meanwhile, Ali is convinced that something is not quite right about Leo.
Who Are You
3. Who Are You
May 8, 2014
Will confesses to Catherine he slept with the hostess at his restaurant to get even with her for her betrayal.
Sweet Little Lies
2. Sweet Little Lies
May 1, 2014
Dr. Black's team of fourth year medical students try to crack the case of a young nanny who is suffering from hallucinations of her head exploding. Will and Catherine try to move past her confession that she cheated on him during a manic episode.
Kiss the Sky
1. Kiss the Sky
April 24, 2014
Dr. Catherine Black is a world renowned neurologist with a secret that is becoming more and more difficult to control--she's bi-polar -- which allows her to communicate with her patients on a whole different level. At home, Catherine's boyfriend is pressuring her to marry him, but what would he do if he knew the truth about her?
  • Premiere Date
    April 24, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (3,918)