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ABC's 'Forever' compelling, but predictability may limit life

ABC's 'Forever' compelling, but predictability may limit life

All I want is a show in which a handsome Old World native, inexplicably cursed with immortality and a New York address, solves murders while contemplating the nature of life without things spiraling out of control almost immediately.

Am I asking for the stars?

Apparently, yes. Six years after Fox gave us Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as an immortal Dutch colonist turned brilliant NYPD homicide detective in the short-lived "New Amsterdam," ABC offers us Ioan Gruffudd, an immortal British doctor turned brilliant NYPD medical examiner in the potentially short-lived "Forever."

As with "New Amsterdam," the lead actor is as compelling as he is spell...

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