Monday, February 11, 2019

Review: Forever (2014-2015)

A 200-year-old but young-looking man named is a medical examiner who hopes to understand his immortality.
Forever (2014-2015) is a TV crime fantasy drama that premiered on ABC. Stars: It starred Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, Joel David Moore. It contains 22 episodes.

Dr. Henry Morgan, an immortal New York City medical examiner who uses his extensive knowledge to assist the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in solving crimes and to discover a way to end his immortality. Whenever he dies, he materializes in water. Flashbacks within each episode reveal various details of Henry's life.

The show was cancelled after one season. ABC cited the show's low ratings as the rationale behind the decision. Television critics believed that other factors explained the network's decision, as the show gained viewers who watched up to seven days later on their DVRs. Fans of the series reacted strongly, creating a social media campaign to save the series; despite these efforts, the series remains canceled.

I was one of the fans who discovered Forever late in the Fall season and watched episodes on demand (Comcat's version of DVR). Despite not watching the show as it premiered on the air due to my busy schedule, I enjoyed this show immensely because it combined element of Law & Order, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Sherlock Holmes with a fantasy twist. I  am always looking for TV shows that show an alternate fantasy twist. Like many fans, I was rooting for the handsome Dr. Henry Morgan to find the secret to his immortality. 

While Forever fit the elements of a crime drama, the show also explored personal themes of Dr. Henry Morgan's immortality, romance, and pleasures with immortality, throwing in flashbacks of his life in previous time periods. He also displayed how this gift was more like a curse  because he witnessed the people he loved and raised age while he remained young and immortal. Fans will never know what will happen next for Dr. Henry Morgan. I highly recommend this show! You can find old episodes playing on CW Seed. (If you are a fan of the Welsh actor, Ioan Gruffudd, he plays a medical examiner in the Australian crime drama, Harrow.)

Watch the trailer below:

No comments: