Friday, March 14, 2008

[video] New Amsterdam - Pilot

"John Amsterdam is a New York homicide detective unlike any other. He is brilliant, mysterious, reckless, magnetic ... and immortal. In 1642, he saved a Native Indian girl during a massacre of her indigenous tribe. In return, the girl cast an ancient spell that conferred immortality upon him. Amsterdam will not age, she told him, until he finds his one true love.

Now present day, Amsterdam has one sole confidante: jazz club owner Omar, the keeper of Amsterdam's secret. Otherwise, no one knows of his immortality, not even his strong-willed partner on the force, Eva Marquez. When Amsterdam suffers a heart attack while chasing a subject, he is pronounced dead by Dr. Sara Dillane. when he miraculously recovers moments later, Amsterdam realizes that his soul mate must have been nearby.
" -- iTunes Store

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Episode Summary
NEW AMSTERDAM centers on a brilliant New York homicide detective with a profound secret - he is immortal. In response to a heroic action, John Amsterdam will not age a day until he finds "the one." He has had many lives as he has roamed the city of New York for the past 400 years searching for his one true love. Amsterdam's new partner, Eva Marquez, can't wait to be transferred out of homicide, but in the mean time she has to put up with a know-it-all partner. Omar is the only one who knows Amsterdam's secret and he's got one of his own. A murdered socialite causes New Amsterdam to cross paths with his past and it nearly kills him.

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timavers said...

Liked this a lot. Hoping to catch it in reruns this spring.

Ben Abba said...

I just found your article and found it quite interesting. I watched the first 3 episodes of New Amsterdam and enjoyed them. However, they did not create as much excitement for me as the "Highlander" or "The Man From Earth" movies. Still I expect that the story is still being developed and could become quite fascinating as the series plays out.

Now, a story about a real immortal would create more excitement.

If you are serious about this subject of immortality, then you will be quite interested in my research and findings on this very topic.

I have summarized what I have found on my main blog:

Check out the post "Summary of the Facts” when you get a chance and then my follow up book “Secrets of an Immortal - An Eyewitness Account of 2,800 Years of History”.