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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Monday, November 3, 2008

I may not be a fan of Sib's.....

but this is a nice,relaxed pic of them! Don't ya think?
Thanks, Benny!

10 comments:

Shannon said...

Sorry Liz, don't want to argue with you, but: did you see the second picture? To me Kiefer doesn't look "relaxed", but really bored.... ;-)

Anonymous said...

i think he is bored by the person who is taking a photograph of them ...
i'm not a fan of this woman too but they spend a lot of time together and i don't think he would stay with her if he doesn't have any feeling for her .

Ro said...

I have to agree with Shannon. There is a second photo and in that one, Kiefer looks totally bored. The question is, since the photos are from September...is Kiefer spending time with Siobhan now? I'm still wondering why he spent the day with Gwen Stefani (I probably slaughtered her name) not too long ago at Malibu.

Anonymous said...

Gwen Stefani was with her husband at Malibu LOL. Remember in July we did not see Siobhan with him but in August they were pictured at Malibu.
I think he wants to protect this relationship from media and that's why he answered in this french interview he was "single". Ro, i think is still with her but he is busy with 24. She must be in LA too ...who knows ?

Ro said...

According to the blurb I read about Gwen, she isn't married to the father of her child.

Kiefer has been "with" a lot of women. I think Kiefer just enjoys the company of women, and women obviously enjoy him.

Elizabeth Bonny said...

Ok,Shannon and Ro,he does look bored in the second pic, and so does she! Hmmm!

Elizabeth Bonny said...

I know i would enjoy being "with" him!;.)!

Elizabeth Bonny said...

Wouldn't ya"ll??

Shannon said...

Positive!!!!!!!!

Shannon said...

But would he look less bored than? Dunno... :o

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