Touching Evil

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Touching Evil

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Jeffrey Donovan (Storyteller, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2) stars as Detective David Creegan, who after surviving a near-fatal gunshot wound to the head, takes a 12-month psychological leave of absence. He returns to work for the FBI's new Organized and Serial Crime Unit, a rapid-response, elite crime squad. His brush with death renders him fearless in his relentless pursuit of justice as he and his partner Vera Farminga (UC: Undercover) specialize in solving shocking, high profile crimes.
Jeffrey Donovan

Jeffrey Donovan

Detective David Creegan

Kevin Durand

Kevin Durand

Agent Jay Swopes

Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga

Detective Susan Branca

Zach Grenier

Zach Grenier

Commander Hank Enright

Brian Markinson

Brian Markinson

Agent Charles Bernal

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • only seen it once. got the phone scheduler and added the whole season. I don't want to miss an episode. Cool lead actor.

    10
    great choice of actors. I saw burn notice and like the lead actor in a non-gay way. I like that he has unpredictable behavior but it's driven by human emotions. He breaks the rules here and there but he brings in results. when the world it's full of rules. It's refreshing to see someone get it done no matter how. I only saw the pilot episode and was glued to the tv. i'm looking forward to seeing all episodes. i will always wonder why the show didn't make it. so what can i right to stretch this out. this is my first review ever. could be tha last.

    Cheers!moreless
  • BRING IT BACK This show is genius hello people its now 2008 and i loved it this show should not have been cancelled

    10
    Jeffrey Donovan rocks what more can i say he brings this show to life and we need it back NOW The show is by far one of the best i have seen even if its four years after it aired the show is different dareing and a little dark and the comedy genius in jeffrey donovan makes david so believable he is one hell of an actor. If u like csi you will love this its a great show that has not been seen before its got the balls to that bit further than the rest well done bruce willis well donemoreless
  • Like many of it's kind (Veronica Mars, Firefly, Dresden Files) I was shocked that it got canceled...

    9.0
    The story-line/writing was great, the acting great, I'm hoping the new series Jeffery is in (Burn Notice) isn't canned in it's first season. Personally I thought the least they could have done is do a little write-up tying up the loose ends left swinging when the gave the show the hatchet. At least shows like Veronica Mars got to clean up any hanging questions. Maybe the show will fix it by putting out a movie like Firefly did that ended up nicely clearing up MANY questions left hanging, but I doubt it since this show didn't have the following that Firefly did/does...still, it was a great show and it would have been nice. I say do a miniseries and clear up the loose ends to a great story!moreless
  • This is a masterpiece of a show. Touching and unpredictable. It is not about the crimes, although they are captivating in their own right. It is about the people...

    10
    This is a masterpiece of a show. It's depressing but I can't get enough of it. Most, if not all, of the episodes brought me to tears at one point or another. The majority of the cast portray characters with a few screws loose which make for some very interesting scenes. This show is emotional and unpredictable. It is not about the crimes, although they are captivating in their own right. It is about the people. Particularly Detective David Creegan.



    David Creegan was a straight laced FBI agent. He was married with two young daughters, was a brilliant detective, and was instrumental in developing the OSC, the Organized and Serial Crime Unit. That was until he was shot in the head.



    Legally dead for ten minutes, David came back to life with some important chunks of his personality missing. Depression, a lack of shame, suicide attempts, and seizures among other things caused him to divorce his wife and be hospitalized at a mental health center for a time. He does, however, gain the ability to see patterns instantly.



    Three years after being shot, David is recuperated enough to join the OSC. His behavior is impulsive, strange and erratic at times but he proves himself an asset to the team. He is emotional, caring and again, a brilliant detective.



    He's partnered with Detective Susan Branca, a stabilizing force. She does her best to keep Creegan from going over the edge... and doing something completely illegal. His boss and old friend, Commander Hank Enright is taking a risk by letting Creegan back in the OSC. I'm not sure Creegan would pass the very strict mental health guidelines the FBI employs. But Enright warns, right from the start, that he won't jeopardize the OSC for Creegan. If Creegan can't hack it, he's out. Agent Charles Bernal is a hot headed, by the books, cop. He can't stand Creegan but reluctantly admires his work. Agent Jay Swopes is the tech guy, shy but competent.



    This was a short lived series, but powerful, dark, and touching. The show never got a proper farewell (you never learn if Agent Rivers returns, if Creegan is ever able to rejoin his family, etc.), but there was a scene tacked on to the last episode that gave some closure and a sense of peace. A bit of light hearted banter between Creegan and Branca about how the job never has an end and what would they do if it really did have an end.



    I would buy the DVD for this show in a heartbeat. Still waiting. Until then, I'll have to be satisfied with what's floating around the net. ;)moreless
  • Very dark, but cool.

    7.2
    After being gone for a year after being shot in the head David Creegan return to the OSC, Organized and Serial Crime Unit and join up with his new partner Susan Branca. Only thing is, while being a good cop, his injury has caused some minor abnormalities.



    If you think that this is just another series about hard cops fighting crime, you're wrong. This series is more about the humans involved. You'll get to follow Creegan just as much in his personal as well as his professional life. Now, that is nothing new. Many series are like that, but no one is like Touching Evil. After a long term coma Creegan's life has changed in many ways and him finding his way to get along with his new way of life is an important part of the series.



    This series is a nice mix of drama, thriller and action. It has the characters with stories and personality. You really get to know them. There is the thriller element of hunting the suspect witch is often very suspense and well done. While it's a kind of serious series, Creegan's condition, the fact that he, among other things don't have shame, add a comic element to it all. He might do or say the craziest thing in very odd situations, yet this comes as well written lines. They are never out of place.



    The acting are very good. Jeffrey Donovan does a great job as Creegan and there is no lack of talent among the others neither. You should also take note of the music and the cinematography. These two elements gives the series it's own look and style. The cinematography looks great and you'll find some rather original shots. When it comes to the music this has it's own style witch I think is just great.



    If you like crime I would recommend Touching Evil. If you don't I'll recommend it anyway!moreless
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    May 23, 2006 DVD Releases

    • Question...
      Why are there not more Touching Evil fans here? Too anyone who may have have had the privlage to watch, Touching Evil was one of a...
      06/18/11
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    • DVD Boxset
      does anyone know if there exits a boxset for this series? if so, where can i get it?
      08/12/08
      5
    • I found this dvd set online...
      Apparently the website specializes in creating dvd-r copies of television shows not out on dvd and it seems that this amazing show...
      08/16/07
      2
    • oops!!
      wrong touching evil!!!!
      01/02/07
      5
    • bbcamerica
      Touching Evil is being shown on the BBCA 9pm on thursday nights
      05/08/06
      4
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