Wow...just wow! There aren't many series that grab me on the first episode and then leave me breathless at the end. 'the forgotten' is just such a show. Starring veteran actor Christian Slater as ex cop and now leader of the Forgotten Network for the Mideast, he leads a group of volunteers that take over where the cops leave off...finding the names of the unknown murders that happen and giving the families closure as well as the victims their names back.
With a great set of characters from a artist that gets community service for vandalism to a phone company employee that might be just a little too overzealous, the history of their lives is just as interesting as the cases themselves, but does no way take from the case at hand. Even Slater's character Alex has a reason for his obsession with the 'job' as his eight year old daughter has been kidnapped and missing for the last eight years.
Again, this is the first episode and as always I will wait to pass the most judgement until then. Still this is definitely one to check out, especially if you already watch the 'Dancing With the Stars' that run before. I hope to see it last and develop into a great series.
'the forgotten' airs Tuesdays on ABC at 10e/9c.
Watch the pilot online at http://abc.go.com/watch/the-forgotten/235186/235271/pilot