Die, Amsterdam, Die

There are basically two types of tales told about humans who achieve physical immortality. One is a tale of endless decadent partying, anything for a thrill.

New Amsterdam, just debuted on Fox, takes the other tack — the quest for mortality by someone who doesn’t want to go on living forever. That doesn’t have the inherent fun of decadence… or, really, any inherent fun. So to lighten up the tone, they make him a homicide detective. No, wait, that’s not very fun either.

We are told that the pilot had been re-edited to give him a cheery side. That’s not what the series needs. It needs to give him an interesting side. And good dialogue. And a much better cast. And a kid sidekick. And naked Holly Hunter. And even then, it might not be worth watching.

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Published in: on March 5, 2008 at 2:07 am  Leave a Comment  

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