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.
"Contactmusic

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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Kiefer Sutherland may be 24-hr. city guy


Sutherland may be 24-hr. city guy
Sunday, November 16th 2008, 4:00 AM
Roy/Men's Vogue
Keifer Sutherland on the cover Men's Vogue
Kiefer Sutherland may be a California-based Canadian, but it's New York City that gets his motor running.
The star of "24" is eying a move from Los Angeles to America's 24-hour city once his adrenaline-inducing hit show runs its course.
"There's a sexiness to the people here [in New York] that's extraordinary," Sutherland tells Men's Vogue magazine. "Everybody's full of purpose. No one's just f------ around."
While Sutherland makes his living pretending to be something he's not, he knows he can't fake being a New Yorker. "I'll be walking down the street with friends of mine, and I'm the only one who stops at the light," he said. "Sorry, that was very Canadian of me."
Sutherland wouldn't say when he will decamp for New York - or when he'd retire Jack Bauer, who is returning to save the world for a seventh season of "24."
"The truth is, we haven't made our perfect season," said Sutherland.
Sutherland politely answered questions about his recent DUI bust, which resulted in a jail stint, and personal life (his newest girlfriend is Allure magazine style director Siobhan Bonnouvrier).
But he bristled at criticism that the show is a "right-wing, pro-torture fantasy vehicle" beloved by the likes of Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney. "We had the first African-American as a President in television history," said Sutherland. "We indicted a right-wing President and had him arrested. Explain to me how the show is right-wing."Corky Siemaszko

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