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 3, 2008

Kiefer Sutherland On 24: 'The Best Is Yet To Come'

http://www.entertainmentwise.com/news/45033/kiefer-sutherland-on-24-the-best-is-yet-to-come


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Kiefer Sutherland assures us that he has no intention of quitting hit real-time drama 24 any time soon, despite seven long years (or should that be days?) of protecting the president.In an exclusive interview with Entertainmentwise, Kiefer - who plays tireless CTU agent Jack Bauer - insists he has left any initial doubts he had about revisiting the character year upon year far behind.He says, “One of the great fears that I had is you sign a contract, it used to be minimum of five years and then it became a minimum of seven.“You start thinking 'OK, I’m 33 years old and I won’t be finished with this until I’m 40'. “So I’m sitting there thinking, ‘what’s it going to be like to have to play the same character over that long a period of time?’“It wasn’t until the second or third year that I thought to myself ‘what an arrogant thing to say...because it’s not the same character – every year informs the next year.
"When I first started playing him he had a wife and a daughter, by the time I started playing him the next year, the character had changed, just like a human being changes over time."
And the former brat packer is confident that the upcoming season of the hit show will be the best so far, despite having to work around last year's writers' strike.“Disappointing as the writer’s strike was, it allowed us to make what I believe is the best season of 24 we’ve ever made, which I’m very excited about," he says.

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