Friday, March 30, 2012

Being “Touch”ed by a new FOX show

Touch (Fox 2012)

I’m trying to figure out what it is about this show that I am finding so ‘touching’ (pun intended). There’s been so very-very few shows on any of the networks/cable channels over the past few years that I could even stand 5 minutes of. The pilot of this a few weeks ago have me crying, and I still don’t know what it is. Having ZERO interest in the former ‘24’ series it’s sure not the lead actor so it has to be the writing and the subject matter. Just how long can the writers keep this up? I am going to hang around every week to see. The 3rd episode did have a weak sub-plot of a little kid rap-dancing or whatever. The building of Danny Glover’s character is a very good idea, always liked that guy since “Angels in the Outfield” years ago.

TOUCH:  L-R:  Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.  TOUCH makes its World Premiere Thursday, March 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2012 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Brian Bowen Smith/FOX

(Photo is © Fox Television)

I do not believe in “coincidence” at all so maybe that’s why I like this show. I know everything – and I mean everything – happens for a reason/purpose. Just what that reason/purpose is we are not always in line to know.

Another thing this series does, like USA Network’s “Monk”, is to try and show us that being ‘different’ only means living outside the expected ‘normal’ that society sets up, and that 'difference’ is just that person’s normal. Get over it and love ‘em.