Joey Adams’ Internity deserves to be a part of the television landscape by Tracy Diane Miller
I am a poet and a book reviewer. I am unapologetic about my love for words and my appreciation of writers.
Writers are my heroes. They release their imaginations and the words from their hearts as a gift to the world. We become in touch with our own emotions because of the generosity of writers who put their emotions on display.
Television writers are a special breed. Their creative vision is linked to actors who become the characters on the page. These characters speak for us and to us. They have access to our laughs. They have access to our tears.
Joey Adams is a television writer and visionary. Adams created Internity which he describes as “Scrubs meets ER at Comic-Con.” Internity follows the journey of a middle-aged woman who pursues her dream and enters medical school after her marriage ends. We see this intern navigate the quagmire of being an intern in a Portland hospital where her boss is young enough to be her son.
Internity is a dramedy. It is the union of comedy and drama in creative matrimony. With Internity, you have the best of both worlds.
Joey Adams is in the enviable position of being the creator and a star in Internity. His character, Dr. Nate, is a brilliant, Peter Pan type with a likeable innocence. He is the chief intern at the hospital and has fantasies of television characters swirling in his head.
Practicing medicine with maybe a musical or sci fi dream sequence thrown in for good measure!
With the central protagonist a middle-aged woman, Internity can bravely examine hot button issues such as ageism and sexism with sensitivity and seasoned to perfection with humor.
The show boasts an amazing cast. Along with series creator Joey Adams, there is Marina Sirtis, Jim Beaver, Julie McNiven, Carla Jimenez, Richard Ruccolo and Michael Dorn. Each of these actors is a proven talent with an impressive resume overflowing with film and television credits.