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Forever: Season 1 (2014-2015)



Critic Consensus: Forever star Ioan Gruffudd is appealing, but his charm can't overcome the show's gimmicky, unrealized premise.


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In this drama series, Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) is a New York City medical examiner who strangely becomes resurrected every time he dies. In the series premiere, a train accident kills Morgan, but he soon resurfaces in the Hudson River. But, after centuries of keeping his power a secret, an unknown person contacts Morgan, claiming to have witnessed his immortality. Abraham (Judd Hirsch), Morgan's confidant and adopted son, advises him to continue his normal routine. However, the unknown person soon reveals himself, and a resulting conflict leaves Morgan to wonder how long his power will remain a secret.. Along the way, Morgan and Det. Jo Martinez (Alana de la Garza) encounter cases that include the death of a wealthy matriarch, a "Jack the Ripper" copycat, the murder of a famous jazz musician's son and a mummified woman found behind a wall in a famous punk club.


Alana De La Garza
as Jo Martinez
Ioan Gruffudd
as Henry Morgan
Donnie Keshawarz
as Det. Hanson
Lorraine Toussaint
as Joanna Reece
Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Isaac Monroe
John Noble
as Aubrey Griffin
Rosalind Chao
as Frenchman
David Krumholtz
as Abe (1984)
Janet Zarish
as Older Abigail
Eli Tokash
as la jeune Abe
Andy Murray
as Abberline
Frederick Weller
as Eddie Warsaw
Chris J. Cullen
as le policier
Victoria Haynes
as Nora Morgan
Jordan Gelber
as Carl Massey
Tim Guinee
as Teddy Graves
Neal Huff
as Rich Dornis
Angel Desai
as Diane Clark
Kelly Aucoin
as Frank Farrell
Patrick Woodall
as Erik Haas
Tyler Elliot Burke
as Aaron Brown
Raul Casso
as Carter
Mather Zickel
as le docteur Gardner
Hilarie Burton
as Iona Payne
Clarke Peters
as Jerry Charters
Shane McRae
as Hugh Dunn
Lee Tergesen
as Hans Koehler
James Colby
as Tommy Delgros
Blair Brown
as Fawn Mahoney
Christina Bennett Lind
as Sasha Savchenko
Kathleen Chalfant
as Gloria Carlyle
Robert Petkoff
as Cliff Wadlow
Edoardo Ballerini
as Clark Walker
Eric William Morris
as James Carter
Laura Fraser
as Patricia Abbott
Sepideh Moafi
as Melanie Sparo
Cornelius Smith Jr.
as Fabian North
Tia Dionne Hodge
as Ella Williams
Gary Basaraba
as Norman Sontag
Danny Deferrari
as l'homme de Jo
Jack Gilpin
as Conrad Carlyle
Julian Gamble
as Landlord
Daniel Abeles
as Val Kaplan
James McDaniel
as Al Rainey
Katie Paxton
as Emily Sontag
William Baldwin
as Oliver Clarion
Stephen Barker Turner
as Julian Glausser
Lawrence Arancio
as Alex Hulquist
Stephen Schnetzer
as Lawrence Forester
Christina Brucato
as Gwyneth Gaines
Michael Godere
as Kevin Crachiolla
Alexandra Neil
as Beth Forester
Jack Koenig
as le capitaine
Johnny Ramey
as Red Holland
Robbie Sublett
as Colin Cavendish
John Lavelle
as Anthony Hanson
Angela Christian
as Miranda Browning
Scott Parkinson
as Simon Decker
Jason Babinsky
as Richard Gaines
Adam Henry Garcia
as Peter Guzik
Yasha Jackson
as Antoinette
James Hindman
as Jeffery Meachum
Anne Horak
as Hannah Dalford
Sheila Stasack
as Catherine Meachum
Jimmy Palumbo
as Jon Worley
Pierre Epstein
as Myron Roth
Jason Loughlin
as Nathaniel Hawkes
Marko Caka
as un photofraphe
Tarik Lowe
as Isaiah 'Izzy' Williams
Jeff Pucillo
as Carl Hemecker
Scott Eliasoph
as le médecin conseil
Ian Harkins
as John Chamberlain
David Shabtai
as Jason Fox
Larry Nuñez
as le conducteur de taxi
James Russell
as monsieur Keely
Corey Patrick
as Ryan Morris
Turron Kofi Alleyne
as Bike Messenger
Marlon Perrier
as l'officier
Jerzy Gwiazdowski
as Sam Brenner
Christian Scheider
as Tyler Forester
Steven Kaplan
as Abe adolescent
Dominic Wergeland
as le jeune garçon
Eddie Cooper
as Bud Gray
Elizabeth Loyacano
as une archiviste
Dina Cataldi
as Mary Kelly
Paul F. O'Brien
as Marco Fox
Martin Van Treuren
as Harold Washington
Marija Skangale
as la fille au chapeau rouge
Nathan Klau
as l'exécutif
Brian Corrigan
as Karl Haas
Matthew Montelongo
as le policier
Gabriel Furman
as Josef Mengele
Nancy Ellen Shore
as une archiviste
Chris Slone
as le photographe
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Critic Reviews for Forever: Season 1

All Critics (47) | Top Critics (23)

Just OK, although I like Gruffudd in the role.

September 22, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

September 22, 2014 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Feeling familiar is the least of Forever's problems. The worst offense is wasting Gruffudd's assets on an underdeveloped premise better suited for a made for TV movie.

September 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Castle with a twist and a pair of hugely attractive leads.

September 22, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

A strong hero and a positive theme enrich this crime drama.

September 22, 2014 | Full Review…

Too much of Forever is either overwrought or half-baked.

September 19, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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