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New Amsterdam 

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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Series cast summary:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ...  John Amsterdam / ... 8 episodes, 2008
Zuleikha Robinson ...  Eva Marquez 8 episodes, 2008
Alexie Gilmore ...  Dr. Sara Dillane 8 episodes, 2008
Stephen McKinley Henderson ...  Omar 8 episodes, 2008
Jian Leonardo ...  Detective 8 episodes, 2008
Robert Clohessy ...  Detective Santori 6 episodes, 2008
Jamie Harrold ...  Mank / ... 5 episodes, 2008
Susan Misner ...  Callie Burnett 4 episodes, 2008
Timothy Devlin ...  Bobby Randall 2 episodes, 2008
Harry L. Seddon ...  Cop 2 episodes, 2008
Nick Westrate ...  Sullivan 2 episodes, 2008
Greg Stuhr ...  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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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

4 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Ámsterdam See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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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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I'm getting my Highlander fix
5 March 2008 | by bpySee all my reviews

Well, there's nothing really new here that vigilant couch potatoes haven't seen before. "New Amsterdam" follows the Highlander formula almost to the letter, although the protagonist is a cop instead of a pretentious art dealer.

Good-looking haunted 400 year old hero? Check. Flashback sequences? Check. Supporting cast who is clueless about his history? Check. A mortal confidant? Check. I kept waiting for someone to jump out of the shadows with a sword and shout "There can be only one!!!" Maybe it'll happen in Episode 2.

New Amsterdam has good production values, a strong cast, and likable characters. The plot for the pilot was nothing special -- a standard cop-show plot is all we'll find here. There's a murder and you can bet our hero will solve it by the end of the episode. Pretty standard. The most promising plot hook comes from the what we can see as a possible developing love triangle. Our hero, you see, may have found his soul-mate in a random woman on the subway, the woman he has sought for centuries, whose love will finally allow him to grow old. At the same time, there's a very real chemistry between him and his new female partner.

Again, it's NYPD Highlander. It's not necessarily original, but it is still very watchable. No swords, though.


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