Thursday, January 26, 2012

Pilot Thoughts: Touch

I watched the "preview" of FOX's Touch last night, and . . . I don't know. I don't think I liked it, but I'm not sure, because I can't quite even figure out what it was trying to do. Or maybe I do get what it was trying to do and don't get why we're supposed to like it. I don't know. I realize this is completely unhelpful. Okay, basically: I am open to the whole "interconnected stories around the world" concept, but less open to the connections being some sort of cosmic coincidence of numbers. When I'd first heard that the boy makes connections between things based on numbers, I thought it would be actual codes or data or . . . something. "Everything's just magically connected?" Bleh. And one number that actually meant something - well, it meant something really obvious, and the characters didn't realize until FORTY-FOUR MINUTES into the episode. And yet . . . I don't know. Some of it was sort of interesting, even if it was contrived and emotionally manipulative. I guess I'll give it one more episode when it starts in its normal timeslot on March 19.

Anyone else watch? What did you think?

1 comment:

  1. I missed it but don't feel like I missed anything. The whole "numbers are magic" thing is being a bit done to death.