Forever: Season 1 Reviews

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May 9, 2020
The show finds a funny way to explore the purgatory of other people and the hell of one's own self.
November 6, 2018
Eight half-hour episodes that'll keep you guessing, make you laugh and even cry make up the first season of Forever.
November 11, 2014
It's nutty, but oddly compelling.
September 28, 2014
Forever has an interesting premise and Gruffudd and De La Garza's chemistry carried the show over its rough spots.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 23, 2014
Everything in the first episode suggests that Forever has a better shot at successfully combining procedural conventions and a high-concept than, say, Intelligence or Almost Human.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 23, 2014
I have to hand it to Forever; as someone who isn't normally a big fan of procedural shows - even those with a twist - I was still won over by this pilot episode.
September 23, 2014
Forever isn't the most exciting new series of the fall (that title probably belongs to The CW's The Flash) but Gruffudd is incredibly charming in the lead role, and Judd Hirsch's Abe... adds just the right amount of gravitas and sincerity to the premise.
September 23, 2014
The show excels with the in depth characters introduced to us and their back stories. So far, this is a keeper!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2014
Bloody cop procedural/fantasy is silly, but entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 23, 2014
Forever manages to have enough charm in its conceit and chemistry among its primary leads of Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza, and Judd Hirsch that it seems like a foregone conclusion the series could at the very least become a modest hit for ABC.
September 23, 2014
Forever is an easy hour because Gruffudd is a fine, quite likeable actor, and the mystery-of-the-week procedural continues to be candy for viewers. Just know going into it that explanation is not a key part of the series.
September 22, 2014
It's a mix of "Groundhog Day," "Sherlock" and "Unbreakable" and it works better than it should. I'm tuning in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 22, 2014
Gruffudd is an immediately likable hero, radiating just the right mix of hope and resignation as he both leverages his inability to die and attempts to "cure" it.
September 22, 2014
Henry's ability to cheat death may be absurd, but the writers seem to have thought through the gimmick, from the reason why no one catches on (if they do, he moves) to the skills a long life has allowed him to develop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 22, 2014
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.
September 22, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 22, 2014
It's risky to base an entire TV show around the charisma of your lead actor, but if you insist on doing so, you could do a lot worse than hire Ioan Gruffudd,
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September 22, 2014
Castle with a twist and a pair of hugely attractive leads.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 22, 2014
It's not a showy pilot, but there are a lot of visually interesting things happening throughout. Tie it all together with Gruffudd and Hirsch's winning chemistry and ABC has got a winner on its hands.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 22, 2014
It's sort of lightweight fun that leans heavily on Gruffudd's charm. And, fortunately for the show, Gruffudd has a lot of charm.
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