I swear that the creator of Heroes (Tim Kring) has a thing for super powered children.
There’s a new show on the horizon on Fox starting in 2012 and it’s not your typical superhero family drama. This one is more like What’s Eating Gilbert Grape mixed with The Shining, or something. SYNOPSIS BELOW!
At the center of TOUCH is MARTIN BOHM (Sutherland), a widower and single father, haunted by an inability to connect to his mute 11-year-old son, JAKE (David Mazouz). After multiple failed attempts at keeping Jake in school, Martin is visited by CLEA HOPKINS (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a social worker sent to evaluate Jake’s well-being. Everything changes when Martin discovers that Jake possesses the gift of staggering genius – the ability to see things that no one else can and the patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events. Jake is indeed communicating. But it’s not with words, it’s with numbers. Martin meets ARTHUR DEWITT (Danny Glover), a professor and an expert on children who possess special gifts when it comes to numbers. Now, it’s up to Martin to decipher the meaning and connect the numbers to the cast of characters whose lives they affect.
I don’t know if you watched the trailer or not, but it really irks me when a network essentially gives the entire season away before it’s even aired. I doubt that what we saw was just one episode’s worth of content, but it’s nice to know that Kiefer is still able to get some decent work. I’m interested in this show, even though Fox was derp enough to spoil how it ends.