Touch: Season 1 (2012)



Critic Consensus: Touch is a welcome return to television for Keifer Sutherland, but although it presents a lot of intriguing ideas, it occasionally overdoses on sentimentality.


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In Season 1 of this drama from "Heroes" creator Tim Kring, Kiefer Sutherland stars as Martin Bohm, a former reporter whose wife was killed in the 9/11 attacks and who is struggling to raise their emotionally troubled 11-year-old son, Jake (David Mazouz). Jake never speaks, but his obsession with numbers appears to enable him to predict the future, and he finds a way to communicate with his father through numerical patterns that are often linked to chains of events involving random connections between people around the world. Martin gets help from social worker Clea Hopkins (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and an educator (Danny Glover) who studies gifted individuals, but their work also attracts the attention of Aster Corporation, a shadowy business empire that takes a special interest in the abilities of Jake and others like him. Season 1 guest stars include Titus Welliver, Bodhi Elfman and Catherine Dent.

Critic Reviews for Touch Season 1

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (17)

It's difficult to fully embrace.

Sep 14, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Its spirit is willing, but the construction has foundation problems.

Mar 22, 2012 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Playing around with fractals, chaos theory and more, the tone and concept are appealing - and more rooted in drama than science fiction.

Mar 22, 2012 | Full Review…

There is a sense of adventure and uplift in Touch that is rare in current procedurals.

Mar 22, 2012 | Full Review…

One of the best pilots of the 2011-12 season to date.

Mar 22, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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From a purely workmanship point of view, Touch lacks the depth and assurance the best shows in the big-picture mystery genre (like Lost and, for that matter, the early seasons of 24) boast.

Jun 22, 2018 | Full Review…

"Pilot" on its own is an entertaining hour of television, regardless of whether or not the show can continually compete.

Mar 22, 2012 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

For all its numbers wizardry, the overmanipulative Touch doesn't yet add up.

Mar 22, 2012 | Full Review…

Touch feels like yet another series that seemed like a better idea for a one-shot movie than a weekly TV series.

Mar 22, 2012 | Full Review…

Sutherland is decent, but it all gets repetitive quickly.

Nov 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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