• Forever is a Fantasy-Flavored Crime Drama

    by  • September 12, 2014 • Paleyfest • 1 Comment

    Catching murderers is easier if you can’t die.Forever3

    New York City coroner Henry Morgan has a secret: he can’t die. (Or rather, he dies, but he doesn’t stay dead – he revives immediately after each “death.”) Henry has lived for over 200 years, and uses his lengthy life experience to help recently-widowed police detective Jo Martinez solve cases, using his vast knowledge and Sherlock-level powers of observation and deduction.

    There was little content to concern parents in the first episode of Forever. Some of Henry’s “deaths” are a little gruesome, and as he is a coroner some graphic views of corpses and dissections are shown (though not as graphic as those typically seen in NCIS or CSI). With attractive leads and an unusual concept, Forever may appeal to both mystery fans and those of the fantasy genre.

    Forever premieres Monday, September 22 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

    Take a look yourself and tell us what you think in our comments below!



    Christopher Gildemeister is the PTC’s Head of Research Operations. He began as an Entertainment Analyst at the PTC in 2005. From 2007-2016, he was Senior Writer/Editor, responsible for communicating the PTC’s message to the public through newsletters, columns, and the PTC Watchdog blog. Dr. Gildemeister holds a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America.

    One Response to Forever is a Fantasy-Flavored Crime Drama

    1. MediaMama
      November 16, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Have you watched the latest episode? What parent would want their 14-year-old watching an episode with graphic S&M? What can be done to address incorrect ratings on shows?

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