New Amsterdam

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Monday 9:00 PM Mar 04, 2008 on FOX

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  • Implausable premise

    The premise in this is quite unbelievable. ***Spoiler alert (pass this bit if you haven't seen the episode yet and don't want to know any details) Colonial man defends Native American woman and is run through with a sword in the process. Native Americans bring him back/preserve his life, making him IMMORTAL(?!?!) until he meets his true love, whereupon he will be allowed to age normally. Doesn't it seem logical that if the early Native Americans had the gift of immortality the Europeans would have had a lot of difficulty defeating them. I know, I know, I'm all for a little suspension of disbelief, but this is a bit too over the top. Hope the writers can lend some plausibility to this later on - now that would truly be a miracle. ***End of spoiler alert

    Some of the characters seem interesting (like Omar), some seem cookie-cutter (like Eva). The acting is not too bad. It is somewhat interesting that John Amsterdam doesn't seem intent on hiding the nature of his existence. Will this continue? I'll watch a few more episodes to see if the writers can really bring this all together, but if it makes the same amount of sense then as it does now, I'll be giving this a pass.