New Amsterdam (2008– )

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A New York homicide detective is cursed with immortality.

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 John Amsterdam / ... (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Eva Marquez (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Omar (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Detective (8 episodes, 2008)
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A Dutch soldier in the 1600's saves the life of a native woman and is granted the power of eternal youth in return. In the 2000's he is a police detective in New York City, and after 400 years, knows just about everything about the way the criminal mind works. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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The Native Americans performed their immortality ritual on John on the island of Manhattan, just south of where Times Square would be built, on Broadway. See more »

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Solid Pilot
4 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fox's new series shows some promise. It's got a potent mix of crime, mystery, drama, and even wit, that could be something really good, if given the chance. I'm sure the topic of a man who has lived for many centuries is not new, its problem is that, as far as I know, it hasn't worked on screen yet. I've read countless tales of such people, yet thinking back, I really cant picture it as a film or show. Perhaps this "New Amsterdam" can make it work, its got ability to anyway.

On a side note, I'm liking the cast. I just wish I can pronounce their names. Im interested to see what Zuleikah Robinson can bring to the show, though she's only listed to be showing in 2 episodes by IMDb.com, i hope thats not all. You might recognize her from the HBO series, Rome.


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