Sunday, July 19, 2015

Dr. Beth

Shelley played Dr. Beth Gilbert in her second TV series Cutter to Houston in 1983. Her character was an ambitious sawbones who dreamed of one day working at a big hospital in Houston. Cutter was just a necessary step for Beth  to take; and she wasn't particularly happy (nor sad) to be there. It's unfortunate that the series was cancelled before Shelley's character could be further developed. Sleeper hits weren't heard of in 1983, so the show was taken off the air before it could find an audience. It was a good show though and Shelley, along with Jim Metzler and Alec Baldwin, was a delight to watch. Let's hope it will soon be released on DVD.