A New York homicide detective is cursed with immortality.
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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 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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Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Official Sites:

Fox Network

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

New Ámsterdam See more »

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Sound Mix:

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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Cool premise, but acting/stories are just 'ok' ...
31 March 2008 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

This show started off sounding great, but its only real strength seems to lie in the novelty aspect of the lead character. The acting and stories are a bit soft.

The show is about a 400 year old man who doesn't seem to age past his 30s. He's a police detective in New York and is destined to immortality until a particular circumstance arises.

OK - that sounds pretty cool. It was totally cool until we learn that the special condition was that he won't regain his mortality until he "weds" his one true love ("their souls are wed"). That sounds a bit cheesy.

Another issue is that the episodes aren't very memorable. The only interesting parts are bits that involve his immortality (his children, his past, etc). I can recall those little snippets, but can hardly remember the previous week's episode. The story-telling isn't very compelling.

If you're a sci-fi/fantasy fan, check out an episode or two and see what you think. If you're like me, it's worth watching, but just barely. If you're only in the market for an all-around good TV show, look elsewhere.


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