Here is something for your Labor Day weekend. A&E Network presents "Coma," a modern day retelling of the bestselling novel by Robin Cook. This is a four-hour epic two-night event from Ridley and Tony Scott featuring a multiple Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning cast with Lauren Ambrose, Steven Pasquale, Geena Davis, James Woods, Ellen Burstyn, and Richard Dreyfuss.
At a time when "we are living in an aging society . . . have [medical science and physicians] done [their]job far too well?" Are we living too long, and how much should humans intervene in natural selection when it comes to death, dying and extending life?
Susan Wheeler is a young medical student who arrives at Atlanta's Memorial Hospital to begin an internship. Susan becomes alarmed that the hospital has a higher than usual number of patients who lapse into comas. As she digs in to find out why, she gets into more trouble. She knows the comatose patients are sent to the fortresslike Jefferson Institute and wants to get inside to find out what's happening to them.