One season wonders. We all know them and at some point, we’ve all loved them, including me. "Forever" was one of those amazing one hit wonders where I’ll be left wishing for just one more season. This show premiered some time ago (2014 to be exact) but just wow. I guess for its time it just didn’t grab the audience that I think it could have grabbed today. Ask yourself this- would you want to live forever, never dying and leaving everyone you ever loved behind. Well, this show explores that and before you say it’s been done and that’s boring, nope not "Forever". It actually did this whole living forever trope right.
This story follows Henry, our chief medical examiner who seems to be obsessed with everything dying. I mean he even carries a journal of every way he’s ever died. He's trying to figure out a way to break his curse, as he calls it, and finally be able to die. That is what Henry wants, that is until he meets Detective Martinez, and seems to find a reason to live again after two hundred years. What happens to these two? And what kind of problems arise? Well, you’ll just have to watch this one season wonder and see. Because although this show is old, it’s one that few have heard of, so no spoilers here.
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Take "Castle" and "Sherlock" and roll them together and you get "Forever". A cop and a medical examiner with a keen eye for details team up to solve murders. Some may be made to look like accidents or suicides, which the cops will want to close soon and blow off but the M.E. will look a little closer and see something most people would miss. He should. He has seen a lot in his 200 years of being alive.
One mystery we have to tap into is what happened to his wife. We know she would have aged while he stayed young, or looking young, but there has to be more to it than that. And those layers will slowly be peeled back to reveal a little more as the story progresses. He can be a little more on the daring side even though he's not invincible. He can die. And has died. Several times. But then his body disappears and is reborn in water. That could make things a little harder to explain to his new partners. After all, if someone told you they have been alive for 200 years and died a bunch of times to come back again, wouldn't you think they were a bit crazy?
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Melanie Here - Firstly let me say Forever got off to an amazing start - and Ioan Gruffurd is AMAZING in pretty much everything he does. Forever, as with many of the best "One Season Wonders" is currently streaming for free on CW Seed. I also highly recommend Harrow - 3 seasons currently streaming on Hulu. Trailers for both below.
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