A New York homicide detective is cursed with immortality.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 John Amsterdam / ... (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Eva Marquez (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Dr. Sara Dillane (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Omar (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Detective (8 episodes, 2008)
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 Detective Santori (6 episodes, 2008)
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 Mank / ... (5 episodes, 2008)
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 Callie Burnett (4 episodes, 2008)
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 Bobby Randall (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Cop (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Sullivan (2 episodes, 2008)
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 Antique Dealer / ... (2 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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Saw the Pilot Episode from Fox

Today I watched the pilot for this, I am very excited to see if it makes it to prime time television. I think this series carries all of the elements of success, suspense-drama-action-romance-history, I learned a lot while watching the episode as well as being intrigued by the main character "Amsterdam". I'm not going to ruin it for anyone, but I think this show definitely has the potential to make it. A basic explanation of the plot is that Amsterdam is a homicide detective who is brilliant, mysterious, reckless, magnetic, unknowable. And he has a profound secret – he is immortal. That is all the information that I can give without this being a "spoiler". But, the show looks promising and the theme song, by the Decemberists, is also great.

I really hope Fox actually gives this one a chance.


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