Three Rivers (2009–2010)

TV Series  -   -  Drama
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 987 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 2 critic

Three Rivers is about the lives of organ donors, the doctors, and recipients of the organs at preeminent transplant hospital. Dr. Andy Yablonskiis the leader of the team of surgeons: Dr. ... See full summary »

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 31 Oct 2010
 
a list of 23 titles
created 04 Jul 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 12 Jan 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 30 Jun 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Three Rivers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Three Rivers (2009–2010)

Three Rivers (2009–2010) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Three Rivers.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
Unknown   2010   2009  

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hawthorne (TV Series 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Stars: Jada Pinkett Smith, Suleka Mathew, Hannah Hodson
Moonlight (2007–2008)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A vampire lands work as a private investigator and falls for mortal woman.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Sophia Myles, Jason Dohring
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A black comedy set in the Polish immigrant neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn about a man selling tickets to his own suicide to save his father's life.

Director: Loren Marsh
Stars: Pablo Schreiber, Marcin Gajowczyk, Tobi Kanter
Young Americans (TV Series 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a bright Ivy League future spend the summer industriously in classes and rowing training ... See full summary »

Stars: Mark Famiglietti, Kate Bosworth, Rodney Scott
Trauma (2009–2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Derek Luke, Anastasia Griffith, Aimee Garcia
Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series 2010)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Steve McGarrett returns home to Oahu, in order to find his father's killer. The governor offers him the chance to run his own task force (Five-0). Steve's team is joined by Chin Ho Kelly, Danny "Danno" Williams, and Kono Kalakaua.

Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim
Oyster Farmer (2004)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A love story about a young man who runs away up an isolated Australian river and gets a job with eighth generation oyster famers.

Director: Anna Reeves
Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Jim Norton, Diana Glenn
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A romantic comedy centered on a woman who conceives twins through artificial insemination, only to meet the man of her dreams on the very same day.

Director: Alan Poul
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Alex O'Loughlin, Michaela Watkins
Emily Owens M.D. (2012–2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young doctor realizes that working as an intern in a big hospital is very much the same as being in high school.

Stars: Mamie Gummer, Justin Hartley, Aja Naomi King
Kokua for the Philippines (TV Movie 2013)
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This international telethon raised over $1.7 Million US Dollars for hurricane victims in the Philippines in one day.

Stars: Jimmy Buffett, Mark Dacascos, Mick Fleetwood
Women of a Certain Age (TV Movie 2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A recent widow (Locklear) embarks on a new life with her two best friends.

Director: Arlene Sanford
Stars: Hector Bucio, Mark Derwin, Illeana Douglas
Lez Chat (2010)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Directors: Kyle Dunnigan, Tig Notaro
Stars: Katherine Moennig, Sandra Bernhard, Kyle Dunnigan
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Dr. Andy Yablonski (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Dr. Miranda Foster (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Dr. David Lee (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Ryan Abbott (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Pam Acosta (13 episodes, 2009-2010)
Amber Clayton ...
 Dr. Lisa Reed (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Dr. Sophia Jordan (12 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Nurse Rehka / ... (10 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Kuol / ... (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 Bret / ... (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
...
 EMT / ... (6 episodes, 2009-2010)
Edit

Storyline

Three Rivers is about the lives of organ donors, the doctors, and recipients of the organs at preeminent transplant hospital. Dr. Andy Yablonskiis the leader of the team of surgeons: Dr. Miranda Foster, a woman with a reputation of being a rebel and who strives to live up to her fathers legacy; Dr. David Lee, the surgeon that breaks all the ladies hearts; Ryan Abbott, the inexperienced new transplant coordinator whose come up with a complex new way of transferring organs to the patients; Dr. Sophia Jordan, the head of organ surgery and Pam Acosta, Dr. Andy Yablonski's operating assistant and best friend. These are the stories of organ surgeons and what it's like to be in a race against the clock. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A medical show about organ transplants seen through three points of view: the doctors, the donors, and the recipients. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Barbee/Hanson Project  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.79 (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Katherine Moennig's brilliance is wasted on this show
19 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I noticed a couple of comments about this series and there was something very interesting about them: they both made a point of mentioning Katherine Moennig's character and stating how 'unlikable' her character Miranda was. Was this just a case of sockpuppet trolling? Who knows? What I do know, though, is that Katherine Moennig has consistently turned in one of the most genuine portrayals on the show.

It's just a shame that CBS decided to pull a bait and switch on her. It seems as though the show she originally signed up for, the one that the original pilot was meant to be, was a show where three very different doctors - each with their own issues and challenges - would help patients and learn more about themselves and how to fix their individual issues as the series went on.

As it turned out, though, when CBS gave the show a green light, they also made some decisions. Namely that they were going to make this show revolve almost exclusively around the hunky but otherwise completely useless Alex O'Loughlin as 'the star' of the show. CBS figured that in this day and age, it doesn't really matter who the lead is, so long as they're good looking and can lure in a lot of bored and lonely housewives. They figured, why bother with the development of three separate characters when you can scale those other two back as much as possible - so that they and their respective characters barely get a passing skim in each week's episode - so that you can focus on the attractive guy meat. Let's face it: that's all Alex O'Loughlin is. A piece of meat in a labcoat. He might as well be gyrating his hips at a Chippendales show, for all that he can make this character of Andy Yablonksy seem like a real human being, much less anything like the character who inspired Carol Barbee to create the character in the first place. And he was - is - a real human being, transplant surgeon Dr. "Gonzo" Gonzales.

CBS's attempt to skip straight to McDreamy status with O'Loughlin's character is painfully sophomoric, much like O'Loughlin's acting. Katherine Moennig repeatedly turns in brilliant performances and yet she is sidelined and stuck on the back burner with usually little to nothing to do, episode after episode, ever since having the 'gall' to be better than O'Loughlin and show him up in the original pilot. I'll just tell you right now, CBS: Kate wasn't your problem! Your sucky choice of lead'/'star' was! So Kate makes their golden boy look bad and her character - despite the fact that Ms. Moennig is SECOND in the credits, after O'Loughlin - is scaled back to an amount of screen time that is mere seconds shy of 'recurring character' status. Nevermind the fact that she is the best actor on the show and had just come off of the longest running series Showtime had ever produced - The L Word - and had to literally be begged by creator Carol Barbee to participate. Well, Carol, was this really worth begging Kate to take part in? As a Kate fan, it doesn't really look like it is from here.

Kate's performance on this show is solid and strong and she frequently makes Alex O'Loughlin look as though he's just some random putz on the street who just stumbled onto a set and someone handed him a stethoscope and clipboard and told him to go stand in front of the big shiny things with the lenses. In episode 1x06, there's a scene where the entire team of doctors at Three Rivers get together for a board meeting and for the entire scene, Kate's character Miranda is completely quiet for almost the entire scene - despite the fact that Miranda has always been written as very opinionated - and yet she says one line and still manages to be more believable than O'Loughlin, who's flapping his arms about and over-emphasizing everything to prove that he's acting. There is no bell curve in this cast. You're either brilliant (Kate, Daniel Henney, Alfre Woodard, Justina Machado) or you're Alex O'Loughlin.

I honestly do hope that this show gets canceled. Mainly so that Kate can move on to a series or movie that will finally allow her to shine - that won't elbow her back because she's a threat to the superficial (and I'm only just this far away from calling it sexist) and obviously inorganic machinations of an entire network to make a painfully untalented but good-looking (let's never, ever forget he's good looking, CBS insists!) guy a star, come hell or high water. Kate deserves much better and is a much better actor than that.

I've stopped watching Three Rivers on TV. I won't support a show that pulls a bait and switch on one of its own castmembers. This could have been a brilliant opportunity for Kate to have some wider exposure to more mainstream audiences. Instead, she gets shoved to the back of the line again so that the handsome guys can take center stage and mug and preen for the camera. Kate had really high hopes for this character and so did I, but it's getting to the point where I can't deny it anymore: they ripped Kate off. If you're a Kate fan, this show is just not worth supporting because CBS refuses to listen to the Kate fans and give us what we're asking for. You're better off not watching it and letting it die so that Kate can move on to something even better.


13 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Alex O'Loughlin TLTROI
why was three rivers cancelled??? weez2610
Can't believe they cancelled this! lindsey-dyson
Pittsburgh? law2332
Stupid Amazing Race screwing with my DVR Moon_x_Stone
It's Grey's Anatomy purrpurr
Discuss Three Rivers (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?