Forever: Season 1 (2014 - 2015)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

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



Critic Ratings: 46

Audience Score

User Ratings: 0
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Air date: Sep 22, 2014
Air date: Sep 23, 2014
Air date: Sep 30, 2014
Air date: Oct 7, 2014
Air date: Oct 14, 2014
Air date: Oct 21, 2014
Air date: Oct 28, 2014
Air date: Nov 11, 2014
Air date: Nov 18, 2014
Air date: Dec 2, 2014
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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.

Critic Reviews for Forever Season 1

All Critics (46) | Top Critics (20)

Just OK, although I like Gruffudd in the role.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 22, 2014 | Full Review…

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

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

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

Sep 22, 2014 | Full Review…

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

Sep 19, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Eight half-hour episodes that'll keep you guessing, make you laugh and even cry make up the first season of Forever.

Nov 6, 2018 | Full Review…

It's nutty, but oddly compelling.

Nov 11, 2014 | Full Review…

It's more about enjoying being in the company of these charismatic characters, and there's strong chemistry between the debonair Gruffudd and the earthy De La Garza.

Sep 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Forever places an appealing cast in the unfortunate position of playing out a storyline in which many elements are either unexplained or simply don't make sense.

Sep 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Forever: Season 1

  • Apr 30, 2019
    The show puts a fun twist on the over used cop drama show. It is as smart as Sherlock and solves mysteries better than anyone
  • Apr 17, 2019
    The characters are amusing and interesting to get to know, while a backstory is well-developed. Though there are a few plot holes that are never addressed, it could simply be because the show was cut to an untimely ending. Unfortunately, no good thing lasts forever.
  • Mar 21, 2019
    In my opinion this was the best TV show in the history of commercial television. It was quite depressing when I heard it was cancelled. Maybe some cable station will resurrect it...
  • Mar 18, 2019
    An enjoying mix of House, Highlander and Sherlock. We just love it
  • Mar 02, 2019
    The show had an interesting premise and surprisingly was enjoyable and watchable. it is a shame there was only one series.
  • Feb 09, 2019
    Such a brilliant show, loved every episode. When Forever came out on T.V. it had been a long time since I looked forward each week just to watch a show but Forever hooked me from the start, with a charismatic cast; intrinsic storytelling; gripping; brilliant and clever, this show is a must watch for anyone who loves amazing detective shows like Sherlock or Columbo. I was truly devastated to hear of the shows cancellation when at the time shows of much lesser quality and substance where getting green lighted, I hope one day they bring it back, I'd like to say Thank you to the writers; directors; cast and crew of a job well done you made a fan out of me for life.
  • Jan 25, 2019
    suck that thew show got cancelled it was great and thrilling
  • Oct 08, 2018
    I hate that they canceled the show. I really liked it!
  • Apr 02, 2018
    I loved this show! It added fun, and interesting story threads to an Already awesome premise and i dont see where people didnt like it when it was running.
  • Feb 17, 2018

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