July 13, 2004
The 4400

So I watched USA's The 4400 last night (three cheers for TiVo!), and I liked it. It's a good concept - 4400 people who have been abducted by aliens since 1946 have suddenly been returned to Earth. None of them have aged, none of them have any memory of what happened, and some of them are starting to display strange powers - precognition, an ability to heal, and an ominous ability to create a mini local earthquake among them. The gimmick hasn't gotten in the way of the story yet, and I'm interested in the characters. This may wind up as a six-hour miniseries, and it may wind up getting renewed, so it's not even that much of an up-front investment of my time.

The show has gotten some good reviews so far, and it featured the first sighting in many years that I can recall of Michael Moriarty since he quit being Ben Stone on Law and Order. There's not a lot worth watching this summer, but between this and The Prisoner on BBC America, there's a little something. Give it a look.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 13, 2004 to TV and movies | TrackBack

The only other time I've seen Moriarty on screen since L&O was as the father of the kidnapped girl in "Along Came a Spider". When he said he wanted out of the media spotlight, he apparently wasn't kidding.

Posted by: Amy on July 13, 2004 10:47 AM

I am not a number, I'm a free man!

Posted by: Number Six on July 13, 2004 12:43 PM