Kiefer Suterland is back on TV in the new FOX supernatural series “Touch.” FOX must really love the SiFi genre now having this, “Alcatraz,” and “Fringe” in their line up. This new series is created by Tim Kring, who was a writer on the original “Knight Rider” and more recently “Heroes.” Focuses on the concept that we all connected and even the most insignificant thing can cause big effects on someone else. Sutherland’s son Jake is a sort of “Rain Man” type super hero, who is at risk of being institutionalized. Although he refuses to speak or allow anyone to touch him, his obsession with numbers allow him to predict the future. It is up to Kiefer to decipher his sons predictions and help those in need. Danny Glover also stars as Professor Arthur DeWitt who understands numbers and that Jake is trying to help. The pilot episode focuses on Sutherland’s character finally connecting with his son when after trying to solve his puzzle he inadvertently helps save a bus full of children. Meanwhile, a cell phone circles the globe exchanging many hands and bringing strangers together to improve their lives. So far I am intrigued and will give the series a chance when it starts airing March 19th. For now I have my DVR set to record!
Have a “Touch”