Wednesday, January 25, 2012

TOUCH Preview on FOX

Tonight they aired the pilot episode of Kiefer Sutherland (24)'s new show, Touch on FOX.

The show centers around Kiefer's son Jake who doesn't speak to or touch anyone (including his dad). Jake spends all of his time writing sequences of numbers into a sketchpad and arranging objects in patterns. Most of it doesn't make sense to anyone around him until they start putting the numbers and patterns together and realizing that it all means something.

I was hooked after just the introduction to the show, which includes a voiceover by Jake, a portion of which is included in the video preview below. He says that the universe is arranged in patterns and that everything and everyone is connected (ironic, because he won't talk to or physically touch (or CONNECT WITH) anyone himself).

The show is a combination of Numbers and Crash with a hint of LOST. (Hello, people obsessing over sequences of numbers? PLUS the Man in Black?!?)

I liked it a lot. Yes, some may have found the part where a cell phone was passed around the world allowing a series of fortunate events to miraculously take place between complete strangers a little cheesy, but sometimes cheesy is OK. Plus I'm a big fan of Crash, and to be honest, I'm a little obsessed with finding connections between things too so I didn't have a problem with it.

(I'm the guy that always says, "If I would've had a sandwich instead of soup for lunch, my entire day would have turned out differently." And it's TRUE!)

So I'm a little bummed the show doesn't officially premiere until March 19, but I will certainly look forward to it and more episodes to see where it goes.