Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Forgotten

I read a couple of days ago that the ratings for The Forgotten haven't been that great. I suppose that's not a big surprise. TV shows that I like in this modern day don't tend to last long. I like good, old fashioned drama, the kind without vulgarity, profanity, and too much realistic grit. If I want to see that, I can watch the news or surf to a lot of places on the internet.

The Forgotten stars Christian Slater. Now, I'm not a fan of Slater's. I haven't even ever had a positive thought about him float through my mind. But, let me say up front, he's great in this show. He's surrounded by several other actors I've never heard of before, but they all fill a function in the series.

This drama deserves a shot. Viewers, you haven't seen this angle of the crime drama done on television before. It's new. Slater and his pals work for The Forgotten Network, people across the country who work to identify John Does and Mary Does after the police can no longer work the cases. This is fascinating. It's good drama, and we haven't seen it done this way before.

As I said, there is little blood and gore, and that's why I'm watching it. I don't like the Law and Orders and ERs that think that you have to have blood everywhere and cuss every paragraph to have good drama.

I sense the show is doomed because I love it. I really do love it.

For the record, it's on Tuesday evenings after Dancing with the Stars. Give it a shot; set the DVR. I'd like to see it at lease survive the season.

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