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Complete series cast summary:
 Detective David Creegan (12 episodes, 2004)
 Detective Susan Branca (12 episodes, 2004)
 Special Agent Hank Enright (12 episodes, 2004)
 Agent Bernal / ... (12 episodes, 2004)
 Agent Jay Swopes / ... (12 episodes, 2004)
Larissa Tewson ...
 Samantha Creegan / ... (7 episodes, 2004)
Sydney Tewson ...
 Lily Creegan / ... (7 episodes, 2004)
 Holly Creegan / ... (7 episodes, 2004)
 OSC Agent Mark Rivers (6 episodes, 2004)
 Cyril Kemp (5 episodes, 2004)


Returning from a year-long psychological leave of absence after surviving an almost-fatal gunshot wound to the head, a detective is assigned to the FBI's new Organized and Serial Crime Unit (OSCU), a rapid-response, elite crime investigation squad where he and his new OSC partner find themselves committed to saving lives and solving cases. In spite of his inability to abide by common sense and the laws he's sworn to uphold, he, with the help of his partner, work together to hunt down the most wicked and vicious criminals on the streets. Written by Todd Andrew Barnett

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Release Date:

12 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mørkets magter  »

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1.78 : 1
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Jeffrey Donovan (David Creegan) stayed awake for 48 hours straight in order to realistically portray insomnia for the episode "Y Me". Doing so nearly caused him to collapse while on set. See more »


David Creegan: No, no... alcohol makes me violent. I'm kidding! I'm kidding... But it does.
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Have no preconceived notions!
12 September 2004 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

Reading through these comments on Touching Evil I have come to the conclusion that if you were expecting the show to be a carbon copy of the British original, you were sorely disappointed. HOWEVER, if you allowed the show to be it's own entity, you were instantly struck by how different from your average US TV drama it actually is.

First of all, the principal actor, Jeffrey Donovan, is no Robson Green (from the original BBC series). He is, however, a phenomenal Method actor in his own right and should be congratulated at nailing such a complex character so perfectly. Secondly, it should also be said that the persons responsible for all the negative commentary on this particular thread have never commented on the obvious quality and chemistry of the other cast members: an amazingly important thing in ANY show. And thirdly, none of the detractors have said that they bothered to see any other episodes besides the pilot. Pilots, as a rule, are always the roughest draft of any television program and should therefore be given the greatest leeway.

For those of you who are true fans, there is a website petition for giving this show a second season:

The sign up is privacy protected and the information is only used for the petition itself.

In summation, PLEASE have no preconceived notions that this is going to be the same as the BBC original. If you're that into the British version, I'm sure you can find the three episodes that were aired somewhere online on DVD.

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