Monday, September 22, 2014

ABC’s ‘Forever’ Feels Familiar

Review of the TV show, "Forever."
Dr. Harry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) and Abe (Judd Hirsch) do an
experiment on Morgan that will cause him to die. Don't worry. He
lives forever. (ABC)
Dr. Harry Morgan has a problem. He has lived for over 200 years. It’s not that he can’t die; he has died many times. He just keeps coming back to life…always in water…naked. It is as if his body resets itself over and over again. The answer as to why he has this blessing or curse will be an ongoing mystery in the new crime drama, Forever.

Forever is two types of shows in one. Each episode follows Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd), a New York City medical examiner, on his quest to find the bad guys. The other part of the show is the continuation of the mystery on why Morgan keeps living forever and never ages. Along for the ride is his friend Abe (a very likeable Judd Hirsch). The two have an unusual friendship and Abe is the only one who knows about Morgan’s secret. How the two met is revealed at the end of the pilot episode. It is a fun and intriguing twist.