Kiefer Sutherland's Return To Television Gets Cautious Praise

Kiefer Sutherland can't have felt anything but pressure as his first major TV role since 10 phenomenal years spent on '24' aired for the first time last night (26 January 2012).
Fans and critics were certainly eager to see how the Canadian actor was going to follow up what has come to be known as one of the iconic TV characters of the 21st century in secret agent Jack Bauer.
'Touch,' which sees Sutherland playing a single father of a mute son who sees things other cannot, aired last night for the first time - and the answer to whether he's managed to follow up what may be career defining role successfully?
A cautious yes, according to the critics.
Newsday was effusive in its praise, saying the program was "A bit melodramatic, a bit manipulative, Touch is still one of the best pilots of the 2011-12 season to date," and others were similar praiseworthy though understandably a little more cautious given it was the pilot episode.
"It's Mr. Sutherland's portrayal of the father--unyielding in his effort to break through to his mute child and grasp what he's trying to say with his numbers--that is the heart of this story, the power likely to sustain this promising enterprise," said the Wall Street Journal, whilst
TV Guide said "[Touch is] emotionally compelling but wildly fantastical and undeniably manipulative."Not all were enthused though, The New York Times commented "The 11-year-old boy at the center of the story has never spoken and is also the show's narrator.
It's a perfectly acceptable device, if not a particularly interesting one in this case," whilst the Los Angeles Times weren't fans at all, stating "Ironically, given a show that so clearly wants to touch its audience--from that weighty one-word title on down--we have met, apart from Martin, hardly a single character who incorporates more than the hint of an actual person.
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Friday, October 31, 2008

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(http://mygreeg.unblog.fr/)ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION:
WOULD YOU LIVE IN FRANCE?
Kiefer Sutherland: No problem! France has always had a special place in my heart. This is where my father [actor Donald Sutherland, editor's note] he first saw an episode of 24. It was fun. He was shooting a movie and loved it because the episode was not interrupted by advertisements. Then he returned to the United States and hated ... advertisements. Then he returned to France, and advertisements have failed because it gave him time to breathe! He found that the actions were taking place too fast! [He laughs.]
WHAT DO YOU PREFER AMONG THE FRENCH?
A story out of the ordinary. The French also have the ability to see things before us. They manage to anticipate and have a good analysis of our world. And then, at the social level, especially in the health field, we can hardly do better.
AS EXCHANGES WITH YOU AS A FRENCHMAN?
Culture. I am absolutely overwhelmed by all this cultural wealth. When I go to Paris, I never know where to turn my head there are so many things to see and appreciate.
IF YOU NEED REINCARNATE,IN FRENCH,WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
General de Gaulle. When a man comes to play an important role in the history of his country is fascinating.
COULD YOU HAVE A CAREER IN FRANCE?
I would love to work with French producers and directors. I also try to practice French as often as possible, which is not always obvious. I love your language, but it is really difficult.
IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT IMAGE DO YOU HAVE IN FRANCE?
Since the series 24, I think I have a pretty cool, despite some deviation of conduct ... [he smiles.]
WHAT MAKES YOU ASHAMED?
My mistakes often make me ashamed. For example, being arrested by police for drunk driving was extremely embarrassing for me.
YOUR PRINCIPAL DEFECT?
I have remained very childlike. As I recently told my daughter [Sarah, 20, editor's note], I'm sorry to grow in the same time. I make mistakes that I regret later.
THE QUALITY YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF?
I am a perfectionist. Every night I go to bed with a desire to be even better the next morning when my alarm clock. I always try to do my job the best way possible. Otherwise, my greatest pride is my daughter, she is wonderful. she is a remarkable student, she is being completed his third year at university. She writes extremely well and, through it, the world is much better for me.
WHAT IRRITATES YOU?
The government that is currently leading the United States. The time is ripe for a big change. I hope that the results of the next presidential election will go in that direction.
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU?
I've always been curious about humans. I like people. I think people are absolutely fascinating.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE TOLD ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU ARE NO LONGER THERE?
Despite its mistakes and misconduct, the daily struggle of Kiefer Sutherland has always been to become a better man.
From our correspondent in Hollywood, Herve Tropea .
THANK YOU, CELINE AND JENNY!

2 comments:

Ro said...

If the translation of this article is word for word perfect, or as close as possible...Kiefer talks as if he's an American citizen. I'm disappointed to learn that he feels as he does about our government and has so much adoration for the French...the French, who seem to have forgotten how much the good old USA did for them. I've known that Kiefer has leanings toward Socialism, but it saddens me to learn that he wants the United States to go in that direction. I hoped that he had more common sense than that.

Ro said...

I want to add here that I have no animosity toward the French people, and it's true that France now has a pro-America leader. Still, this love of Socialism bothers me. I know Kiefer comes from a Socialist background. I know he hopes that Obama becomes president. So does Louis Farakhan, George Soros, the American Communist Party, and many others who hate America. If anyone thinks that, in my first post, I was implying that Kiefer isn't intelligent, that's not the case. I do think Kiefer is a smart guy, but...intelligent people can succumb to unwise thinking.

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