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Forever: Season 1 (2014-2015)



Critic Consensus: Forever star Ioan Gruffudd is appealing, but his charm can't overcome the show's gimmicky, unrealized premise.


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In this drama series, Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) is a New York City medical examiner who strangely becomes resurrected every time he dies. In the series premiere, a train accident kills Morgan, but he soon resurfaces in the Hudson River. But, after centuries of keeping his power a secret, an unknown person contacts Morgan, claiming to have witnessed his immortality. Abraham (Judd Hirsch), Morgan's confidant and adopted son, advises him to continue his normal routine. However, the unknown person soon reveals himself, and a resulting conflict leaves Morgan to wonder how long his power will remain a secret.. Along the way, Morgan and Det. Jo Martinez (Alana de la Garza) encounter cases that include the death of a wealthy matriarch, a "Jack the Ripper" copycat, the murder of a famous jazz musician's son and a mummified woman found behind a wall in a famous punk club.


Alana De La Garza
as Jo Martinez
Ioan Gruffudd
as Henry Morgan
Donnie Keshawarz
as Det. Hanson
Lorraine Toussaint
as Det. Joanne Reece
Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Isaac Monroe
Burn Gorman
as Adam/Anonymous Caller
John Noble
as Aubrey Griffin
Rosalind Chao
as Frenchman
David Krumholtz
as Abe (1984)
Janet Zarish
as Older Abigail
Andy Murray
as Abberline
Frederick Weller
as Eddie Warsaw
Jordan Gelber
as Carl Massey
Neal Huff
as Rich Dornis
Angel Desai
as Diane Clark
Tim Guinee
as Teddy Graves
Kelly Aucoin
as Frank Farrell
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Critic Reviews for Forever: Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (20)

Just OK, although I like Gruffudd in the role.

September 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Gruffudd's characterization is a bit uneven; sometimes he's gruff and aloof and still pining over the loss of his World War II-era love, yet he's able to turn on the charm when he wants to.

September 22, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Feeling familiar is the least of Forever's problems. The worst offense is wasting Gruffudd's assets on an underdeveloped premise better suited for a made for TV movie.

September 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Castle with a twist and a pair of hugely attractive leads.

September 22, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

A strong hero and a positive theme enrich this crime drama.

September 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Too much of Forever is either overwrought or half-baked.

September 19, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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