Saturday, November 21, 2009

Forgotten - Not Gone!

We’ve been enjoying this season’s new ABC series “The Forgotten” starring Christian Slater. Being the kiss of death, we’ve been worried the powers that be at ABC wouldn’t give it enough time to catch on and establish an audience. Chuck learned today that they have ordered five new episodes. Yes!

The premise is that a group of volunteers work with police on cold cases to try to identify the bodies of Jane and John Doe homicide victims. The show always captures our attention, holds our interest, isn’t excessively grisly and doesn’t telegraph the ending in the first two minutes! Is it perfect? No, but it’s very good. (And whoever is shooting their aerial shots of Chicago deserves applause.) ABC seems to like broadcasting clips from their shows, but, despite banners to the contrary, I couldn’t find full episodes on their site. The next episode of “The Forgotten” is scheduled to be broadcast on Tuesday, December 1, 2009. Mark your calendars...


dancingmorganmouse said...

It's a wonderful thing when something worth watching hits the TV. I'll keep an eye out, it may come our way!

Roo said...

Oooh sounds like a winner - especially as I have always liked Christian Slater. Did you watch Flash Forward? We are going through it here and so far so good, but if it goes the way of Lost, it's heading for the bin sharpish ;o)

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
Over here, "The Forgotten" is on at 10:00 p.m. opposite "The Good Wife" on CBS, which is also very engaging and has apparently drawn a sizable audience. It stars Julianna Margulies and Chris Noth. Happily we have a DVR! And sadly?/luckily? NBC is continuing to run the dismal Jay Leno Show at 10 five nights a week, so no competition there.
- Lee

Hi Roo -
Flash Forward premiered over here this fall, but it wasn't one which caught our interest so we have yet to watch it. Which, since you're enjoying it and we're so often the kiss of death, is probably a good thing for you!
Re: Lost, I lasted only two episodes!
We hung in with Heroes for one season and then bailed - apparently we weren't alone!
- Lee

Roo said...

Heroes, is a get-the-boxed-set-and-watch-on-a-rainy-day-thing.