What if you were sick – or dying – and every medical doctor told you there was no treatment available … or that it was simply too late? What if a loved one was in chronic, desperate pain, and no prescription medicine made much of a difference … or any at all? What if you had a sudden heart attack and were dying in the street on a busy afternoon … is there someone in the gathering crowd that could actually bring you back … just by touching you? The answers can be found in LightWorkers(s)™, an exciting and potentially groundbreaking new one-hour television drama series. A melange of ER, Kung Fu, The X-Files and Medium, LightWorkers(s) tells the story of Lian Liu, a twenty-something Chinese immigrant working as an energy healer in a non-descript, integrative hospital in modern-day Brooklyn. Her day-to-day conflicts, practicing alternative healing with traditional doctors who have sports car payments, children’s college tuitions to pay and established medical practices to uphold, provide the tense backdrop, to an even deeper story: the rising powers of a singularly gifted woman, powers both awesome and frightening, powers she herself struggles to understand, control – and conceal. Eventually Lian’s fate will be to confront and come to terms with these gradually emerging abilities as she tries to live a somewhat normal life in present-day NYC.
As circumstances and events swirl around Lian in the first season, unwanted attention becomes her greatest enemy. The series wastes no time in gaining momentum with stories that go well beyond the confines of the hospital set and put Lian’s true nature and healing abilities, under a harsh and inconvenient spotlight, something she tries hard (but cannot seem,) to avoid. Interwoven throughout episodes are flashbacks to Lian’s tragic childhood in rural China and her life-saving guru / mentor there: a great and centuries-old healer named Chang Tao-ling, (played, hopefully by George Takai) who Facetimes her from China in the very late evenings, in her Sunset Park, Brooklyn apartment, with sage wisdom and advice from the 3,000 year old Chinese medicinal storehouse. These late night conversations carry and guide Lian through her work-days continual conflicts within the two hundred year old, traditional, U.S. medical establishment with it’s persuasions and Big Pharma influences.
In the present, the series often becomes a cat-and-mouse game as various government agencies and other equally nefarious interests follow Lian’s every move. The Chinese government, several US departments, and in particular a nebulous, new agency called the Office of Unusual Affairs (OUA), become the forces of political nature that help to shape the show and propel it forward. Throughout, Lian continues to help those in need wherever she can, even when it puts her own life at great personal risk.
Supported by her late night FACE TIMES with her aging guru / mentor in China and her young Alternative Healing protégé’s, Stevland Morris and Sarah Friedlander, she is countered at every turn by the traditional doctors. Lian’s life is a roller coaster of personal emotions, professional conflicts, love, mystery and layers of stunning revelations revealed slowly over time. In the end, she will be the key to a renascence of medicine and healing untapped for thousands of years. Let the healing begin …