New Amsterdam

Season 1 Episode 1


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

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  • What would you do if you could live forever? John Amsterdam can. Welcome to his story.

    In this episode, we are introduced to Detective John Amsterdam of NYPD Homicide. Amsterdam has been immortal since saving the life of a Native American girl in the 1640s. John has led many different lives and had many different names but doesn't grow old. Now, in 2007, John Amsterdam uses his knowledge to find murderers. He comes off as being a bit bored with his immortal existence. His new partner, Eva Marquez, seems to butt heads with John near the beginning. I like how they slowly build a trusting partnership. The past comes back to haunt him during this episode. He also believes that he has found the one whose love will make him mortal. John has a lot of knowledge that he uses to help solve the case of a murdered girl in this episode. This seems to be an interesting start to the story of a man who's looking for a mortal life and his true love. In the meantime, he's around to help the city of New Amsterdam.