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'Forever' recap: Time to face the music

Season 1 | Episode 9 | “6 A.M.” | Aired Nov 18, 2014

Music is transformative. It can set a mood, transport us through time, and evoke the strongest emotions. But as Taylor Swift has pointed out, for some it’s also a business. There’s money to be made, and on Forever, where there’s money, there’s often motive for murder.

In “6 A.M.,” our victim is Isaiah “Izzy” Williams, son of jazz musician Pepper Evans (Frankie Faison). On the night he is killed, Izzy tries to buy some ladies a drink, but is turned town by Rudy, the bartender, because his tab is already too high. Izzy isn’t worried though—he’s about to come into some serious cash. Then, he plans to come back and buy everyone a drink. Things don’t work out that way. Instead, he is strangled to death and left to burn in his car.Read More

'Forever' star Ioan Gruffudd talks binge-watching and Henry's future

On Tuesday night, the EW Community was invited to a special screening of Forever’s latest episode, “The Ecstasy of Agony,” followed by a Q&A with the show’s star, Ioan Gruffudd (Dr. Henry Morgan). The actor talked about excitement over the show’s recent renewal, long shooting schedules, and what he’s watching these days. Here are eight of the best tidbits from the event.

1. Ioan Gruffudd is a binge-watcher. When Gruffudd has a chance to spend some quality time with Netflix, he’s drawn to hard, gritty dramas, including Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, True Detective, and Boardwalk Empire.Read More

'Forever' recap: The fine line between pleasure and pain

Season 1 | Episode 8 | “The Ecstasy of Agony” | Aired Nov 11, 2014

Before we dive in here, let’s just take a moment to celebrate the major development since our last recap: Forever has received a full season order! I’m looking forward to enjoying a full season with all of you.

“The Ecstasy of Agony” is all about how close pleasure is to pain—not just physically, but also in the way that the people who bring us the most pleasure can also be the cause of our pain. Take Richard Gaines (Jason Babinsky), an adult male found dead of apparent asphyxiation. He was last seen alive at the office of his “domination therapist,” Iona Payne (One Tree Hill fans rejoice, it’s Hilarie Burton!). Iona explains that her job is to help relieve her clients’ pain. By inflicting physical pain, she is helping to alleviate their psychological pain—which is worse. Read More

'Forever' recap: Everyone's got a secret

Season 1 | Episode 7 | “New York Kids” | Aired Oct. 28, 2014

We all have secrets. Not everyone’s is as incredulous as Henry’s, but everyone’s got something. This week, Forever explored this notion in both its case of the week and the lives of our main characters. “New York Kids” moved between Henry’s past and present more effectively than any other episode to date. It also marked the first time that a storyline continued from one week to the next when Reece followed up on Jo’s well-being after firing her gun. Each week has shown steady progress as far as character and story development and this week was no exception. So, here’s my secret: I’m officially invested.

The victim in this week’s case, Tyler Forrester, was a doctor who devoted his life to helping others. On the night of his death he received a humanitarian award for his work in a free clinic. Though he was the son of a billionaire he chose to live a modest existence. According to his mother, he wasn’t always like this. He changed right after graduation. He had gone to the beach on Long Island with his friends, but returned earlier than expected. He was sad and he began refusing to take his parents’ money. He also chose to attend state school which he paid for himself, rather than go to Harvard as he’d planned. Later on he opened the free clinic and began giving whatever money he had to charity.Read More

'Forever' sneak peek: Jo Martinez gets sassy

The dynamic between Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Gruffudd) and Detective Jo Martinez (Alana De La Garza) is one of the most intriguing parts of Forever. The doctor’s immortality has given him access to centuries’ worth of information, something with which Jo can’t possibly compete. Their work often feels one-sided, with Henry filling in most of the blanks. As their relationship grows, however, so does their ability to collaborate.

In this exclusive clip from Tuesday’s new episode, “New York Kids,” Jo and Henry investigate the murder of a wealthy doctor who has recently won a humanitarian award. Watch how comfortable Jo has become with Henry—and how well they work together to solve their cases.Read More

When you live 'Forever,' history repeats itself

Season 1 | Episode 6 | “The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths” | Aired Oct 21, 2014

Okay, people! We are finally getting somewhere. “The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths” was the most exhilarating and entertaining episode of Forever to date. All the pieces are falling into place and, after six episodes, it may finally be hitting its stride. Here’s what happened tonight:

When a human heart arrives at the police station, Henry’s on hand to help figure out who it came from. He discovers that the victim is a woman between the ages of 25 and 30. Jo looks up missing persons who match the description. One woman stands out to Henry—she has prior arrests for prostitution under the name of Mary Kelly. He immediately recognizes the name, but doesn’t explain how. They track her to the last hotel she visited before she disappeared. Using his “superpowers,” Henry finds the spot where she was abducted. Henry sees the Dorset Brothers butcher nearby and knows exactly what’s going on. The killer is imitating Jack the Ripper.Read More

Is 'Forever' the new 'New Amsterdam'?

What’s that show about the immortal guy who lives in New York and solves crimes? If you answer Forever on ABC, you’re correct. But you can also claim New Amsterdam, Fox’s 2008 drama, and you’re still right. And not just kind of right; you’re still-gets-points-on-Jeopardy right. (Yes, they would probably have to consult the judges, but they’d give it to you.)

I was first drawn to Forever because of its similarities to New Amsterdam. In high school, I was obsessed with New Amsterdam and absolutely crushed when Fox canceled it after only eight episodes. I still think about the show and which direction the story might have gone if it had been given a chance. So imagine my utter delight when I heard that New Amsterdam, one of my biggest shows-that-got-away, was essentially coming back!Read More

'Forever' recap: Oh, rats!

Season 1 | Episode 5 | “The Pugilist Break” | Aired Oct 14, 2014

Five episodes in and I’m just not sure what to do with Forever. Each week there are moments that are endearing and intriguing and give me a glimpse of what the possibilities are. These moments, however, are mostly swallowed up by the one-note plot and predictable storytelling. What is most frustrating is that I really like these characters. There is so much to explore—Jo’s grief or Henry’s relationship with Abe, for instance. Every Tuesday, I get my hopes up that this is going to be the episode that really breaks through and starts making use of the talent.. And so far, each week, I’ve been disappointed. I’m not giving up, though. As long as people keep watching and the show stays on the air, I’ll keep showing up and hoping it finds its rhythm. I’m definitely always entertained. Here’s what happened this week:

Our dead guy is Raul Lopez, a reformed heroin user and current mentor at a local rec center. He is found with a needle in his arm, leading Hanson to grotesquely refer to him as ADJ—another dead junkie.  Henry is horrified by this and makes it a point to remind Hanson that no matter the circumstances of death, every person has a name. Read More

'Forever' news from New York Comic Con

On the last day of New York Comic Con 2014, ABC’s freshman drama, Forever, held its first Comic Con panel, and there were tons of scoops to go around. Stars Ioan Gruffudd (Dr. Henry Morgan) and Alana De La Garza (Det. Jo Martinez) appeared alongside writer and Executive Producer Matt Miller to talk about the show, Henry’s immortality, and his relationships with those around him, including Jo and confidante/adopted son, Abe (Judd Hirsch).

If you haven’t checked out Forever, the show focuses on Dr. Henry Morgan, an immortal New York City medical examiner. Every time Henry dies, he comes back to life—naked—in a nearby body of water (usually the East River). He assists Detective Jo Martinez of the NYPD with her murder cases, all while keeping the secret of his immortality from everyone except his roommate (and adopted son), Abe. During the panel, we were shown a video of the show so far and some hints of upcoming episodes. Plus, Miller and the cast discussed the mythology of Henry’s awakenings and his immortality, future storylines, and the will they/won’t they relationship between Henry and Jo. Spoilers ahead!Read More

'Forever' recap: The past is catching up with Henry

Season 1 | Episode 4 | “The Art of Murder” | Aired Oct 7, 2014

When you live forever and you’re employed as a medical examiner, you’re bound to see a familiar face cross your table from time to time. In “The Art of Murder,” that’s exactly what happens to Henry. The deceased is Gloria Carlyle (Kathleen Chalfant), a bitter old woman and one of the wealthiest in the city. When she is found dead during an event in her honor, the detectives are called in to investigate this very high-profile case. To Jo’s dismay, it is Lucas—not Henry—who shows up from the medical examiner’s office. With a case as important as this one, Jo needs her best M.E. So where in the world is Henry?

Well, Henry is back at the M.E.’s office contemplating the death of Ms. Carlyle, to whom, he explains, he “owes a great debt.” Through a series of flashbacks, we learn that Henry met Gloria (played in her younger iteration by Janie Brookshire) over half a century ago, when he and Abigail were young and in love, and Gloria was throwing a party at an art museum. Henry and his then-girlfriend sneak in and make the acquaintance of Gloria, who offers Henry the unsolicited advice to marry Abigail. True love is a terrible thing to waste, and since they are clearly in love, he should stop making excuses. Henry had been avoiding marriage because it always seemed unfair, given the discrepancies in their mortality. But with Gloria’s words in his head, Henry takes the plunge, and has been grateful for the push ever since.Read More

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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