I can't say I was a huge fan of "Touch" but I can say I liked it enough to have watched the show from the beginning and stayed with it for its entire two year run. What drew me to watch the show every week was its very unique premise. It is a very clever idea that made the show worth your time. It was almost like "Muder, She Wrote" in the sense that each episode had its own mystery and the viewer became interested in seeing the mystery solved. Another positive aspect is the show's cast. Emmy winner Keifer Sutherland was very good as Martin Baum. David Mazouz was just as good, if not better as Martin's gifted son. Mazouz had probably the most difficult and challenging role in the whole series and he met that challenge quite well. He was very convincing in his role. The second and final season was better than the first in that it was more entertaing and had better characters. It's unfortunate that "Touch" did not have a large enough audience to run longer, but the two seasons that it did have were quite good.
Any show that makes people "think" and is a little bit "outside the box" gets cancelled. I didn't know it had been cancelled until after I saw the last episode. You'd think I'd have figured it out. SMH
I loved it in the beginning, the way one thing could connect diverse people, truly original and intriging. Now, it's just another conspiracy theory show. Conspiracy theory shows get old very quick. If they went back to the original theme, I'd be in it for the long haul, but just bores me with the Astrocorp nonsense. Started out a 10, now 5 is pushing it.
Touch is SO amazing! i love season ONE & TWO!!!! i love how jake and his dad are getting CLOSER!!! but i dont understand why kill Lucy off?? didnt see the point really! JAKE is a BRILLIANT actor!!! LOVE TOUCH !!! RE-NEW for SEASON THREE!!!!
I wish the writers would have kept to the original theme of the show from season 1 with each episode showing how numbers connect people all over the world. The hunt for Amelia in season 2 was okay, but the entire season lacked the original purpose of the numbers and turned in to more of how numbers could help find Amelia.
I enjoy the acting in the show. The actor who plays Jake is great. I love the way Jake communicates with his dad and how his dad understands what Jake is trying to say. That connection is what makes me keep watching.
I know people are saying there is nothing else to watch, but I think the writers could easily go back to creating more spiritual episodes, creating touching stories of people connecting all over the world, especially with both Jake and Amelia together. That's why season 1 got Emmy nominations.
Unfortunately, I don't think there will be a season 3 for this to happen.
Why did Lucy have to go? That sure put a damper on things. There better be something great in store in the near future to balance out the loss of her character. What was the point? I hope they bring her back somehow, if that's possible.
The ending of season 2 is a bit jump off the hill. After so many episodes of Lucy getting closer Amelia, Ending the reunion in 1/2 of the episode is a a bit hard to take. The serial killer character also ends too fast. It's look like someone just stop the budget for the show.. Although there are many unanswered think there'll be Season 3. Just like Tim Kring's :(
I loved this show last year- refreshing, a spiritual "touch" to it, good guys using positive energy to connect random people, hints of "the Sectret" etc. What happened over the summer?? Do the writers/producers really think you have to have violence, aggression and the darkness rampant to sell the show? I hated the twisted Guiermo killing off some of the innocent and brilliant 36, and now they've killed Lucy. Really? Is Keifer Sutherland trying to turn it into another "24"? I am not going to stick around to see - I'm out.
There was no need to kill off Lucy. How stupid was the way they did it? Let me drive towards the bad guy's and give my daughter less time to escape. I've had with the bad writing. Don't forget the mad slasher that can't die. Give me a break already. Last season was much better......
writers have lost their own connection with the show .. Viewers can not be expected to believe Jake or Amelia would not have known what the separation brought to them in this episode. I can only hope Lucy is actually alive, and Amelia brings Jake and his father back to help.. The score for the episode 2.5 because it was great to have them conquer and reunite.. other then that I found it unrelated to anything the show had established
Don't these people know anything about cars? Overheating and being out of water is a symptom that something is wrong. You don't just add water and take off down the merry highway. At least bring some extra water for the next time you overheat. And, if you are going to go your separate ways, why not wait till you get back to civilization. Did you have to split up in the middle of the desert? This episode was so filled with holes from start to finish that I'm still scratching my head. Saying all that, I still like the show and hope Amelia hooks up with Jake and Martin somewhere down that merry highway.
At first I thought they simply killed Lucy, but then I realized that this was more likely an attempt to draw Amelia out of hiding. My gut tells me they didn't kill her. Here's why:
Lucy's body was never shown in the gunshot scene. She is of better value to them alive than dead since Amelia is their key to their future. Maybe Amelia may trade her life for her mother's? Assuming Amelia knew what would happen and her mother would die, why didn't she say goodbye or I love you?
I did not agree with that woman from Astercorp when she said Lucy was a liability and make the hit clean. On top of that, the guy in charge never actually agreed to kill her. That scene cut off just at the right time. He's determined to find Amelia on his own and clean up the mess. He seemed desperate not to have this guy, Tanner, show up. Eventually he wants to find Jake so wouldn't Lucy be of some value there also?
While I understand people's distaste that the show's plot has taken a sharp turn from its first season, it also has to mature. It was destined to develop this way since Jake has been a target since the beginning. The show doesn't have a sustainable future if it sticks to random stories of peoples' lives touching each other. That in and of itself is dull.
IMO each episode is still captivating and exciting to watch and still manages to "connect the dots". I'm not near the point of giving up on the show. I hope the plot continues to mature in a sustainable way because this is my favorite show on TV now. Looking forward to more episodes.
I agree with those who think the stories about how people all over the world's lives touch each other without them even realizing it were much better than just another serial killing, kidnapping action show that it has become.
1st season was touching. 2nd season is getting too dark. There is no intelligence or magic, just chase scenes, almost saved but not quite endless motion. If there is no outcome then I will quit watching.
I so love this show, but am worried that the poor ratings will wind up causing Fox to cancel it. Putting it on Fridays was not good, and also waiting until February 8th to premiere the second season. I love that this show is unique, and not one of the countless cookie cutter like shows.
I dun know what the writers are up to but Lucy seems like a really insane illogical b*tch that just won't stop. Serious turn off. Am deciding to skip this series hereon, just like Elementary, where it's almost like magic how clues seem to float in the air for plucking with even trying. Geez! I'm fine with suspension of belief since this is TV after all but when a plot gets offensive by insulting the intelligence of viewers, enuff is enuff. Why are there so much zombie scripts these days? Pay cuts?
I'm very pleased with the direction Touch has been taking this season. The latest episode on April 1 was no less than a nail biting roller coaster ride. Jake and Amelia come oh so close to meeting face to face, but the evil Calvin Norburg snatches her away at the last second. Jake wanted it to happen so badly, it seems that he was shocked at the outcome. This goes to show his dreams can't be trusted nearly as much as his powerful ability. I was nearly cheering during the scenes where Lucy begins to play hardball with Norburg. It's also exciting to see Martin becoming more and more of a tough guy as the series progresses. No question things will get even more wild when Ortiz crosses paths with our beloved heroes!
The rating I gave is mostly for the last two episodes. No question the writers have upped the anti dramatically in recent weeks. I hope some of the people who gave up on the show before the recent upturn come back so Touch can return for a third season.