'Forever' Review: The Perfect Blend of Charming and Dull

by Leanne Aguilera 3:00 PM PDT, September 23, 2014
Playing 'Forever' Review: The Perfect Blend of Charming and Dull

Every TV fan knows that Fall is the most overwhelming season of the year. Why? One very simple reason: Too many shows and too little time. So we at ETonline are reviewing each and every one of the new fall TV shows to bring you our reviews on the good, the bad, the adorable and the just plain horrible.

Show: Forever

When It Airs: Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on ABC.

The Biggest Stars: The Fantastic Four's stretchy star — aka Ioan Gruffudd — takes the lead in this ABC drama as Dr. Henry Morgan along with CSI: Miami's Alana De La Garza, and Taxi's Judd Hirsch.

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Here's What You Need to Know: Try and stay with us, you guys because the premise of this show is a little bit unusual, and you've pretty much heard it before. To the unknowing eye, Henry Morgan (Gruffudd) is just a British hunk who is ridiculously amazing at reading people. However, to the viewers of Forever, we know that Morgan's remarkable observation skills are traits that he picked up over the past 200 years. Ladies and gentlemen of the TV loving public: We have this season's he-can't-die-drama. Meh.

Morgan is a 35-year-old New York City medical examiner, but he doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases — he's trying to solve the mystery of his own inexplicable immortality. However, unlike other live-forever characters on TV, Morgan can die, it's just that he returns to life a few hours later. But that's not all! He always comes back to life in a nearby body of water, completely naked, and with no memory of the intervening time. (Natch.) And it looks like it's only a matter of time before his astute new partner, Detective Jo Martinez (De La Garza) discovers his secret...

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If You Like… The light-hearted banter of Castle, the procedurals of Elementary, and the immortality aspect of Sleep Hollow, then you might want to give Forever a chance.

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Bottom Line: Forever is not the best of the 2014 Fall TV newbies, but it's certainly not the worst. If you happen to be a fan of British crime-solvers who spend a good majority of the show buck naked, then this could be the show for you.

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