This fall brings new dramas and comedies, new loves, and new hopes, so here is the rundown on what too watch, and what too avoid this fall. Now, ABC tried to get a procedural on the air last year in both The Unusuals and Castle, one survived and it begin to be great but will “the forgotten” get the good or the bad fate. Here is my take….
From executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer comes a crime show in which a team of dedicated amateurs work on cases involving unidentified victims. After the police have given up, this group must first solve the puzzle of the victim’s identity in order to then help catch the killer. They work to give the deceased back their names, lest they become — The Forgotten.
The Good: When “the forgotten” (ABC spells it with no caps) was announced I had read the terrible script and was not ready for anything great. When I saw the pilot last week, I was not expecting anything for something that changed to of its leads, one to Christian Slater who plays the lead amateur sleuth. I was pleasantly surprised that it was at least watchable and the premise is not terrible, but the pilot suffers from…
The Not So Good: bad writing. There is no clever dialogue or anything new to latch on too. It is just a regular murder mystery. Nothing special, nothing new with mediocre acting, and terrible writing. You would be better off forgetting “the forgotten” come fall and maybe it will make way for something with a little more promise.
the forgotten airs outside of the second night of two hour Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, September 22nd at 10/9c.