What would it be like if you were immortal? The TV show Forever, currently showing on Colors Infinity, tries to answer this impossible question in a riveting drama set in New York.
We are just half way through (episode 15 in a 22-part series) and I am already disappointed that the network (ABC) has not renewed the show for a second season. (By the way, it's also a bit sad that we are seeing the show almost a year after it premiered in the US).
Then suddenly, one day, in New York, Henry is contacted by a mysterious man who also claims to be immortal (2,000 years old!). The nature of this contact is veiled in threats and Henry is disturbed, upset.
What will happen now? I've steered clear of all spoilers so I have no idea. But Forever is the kind of show you can unwind with at the end of a tiring day - and it also makes you wish that someone like Dr Henry Morgan actually existed!Five Dr Henry Morgan quotes on life, death and immortality:
1 The problem with living 200 years isn't the loneliness or the loss, okay, sure it is those things, but what really gets you is when life ceases to surprise you.
2 What we try to hide about ourselves in life is revealed in death…our fears, our insecurities, but most of all, our secrets.
3 When you are immortal, you have to be reminded of beauty. Days stretch into years, stretch into centuries. Time can lose its meaning.
4 As sad and dreadful as death may be, it forces us to cherish every moment because the truth is… life is precious because it's finite.
5 No matter how we live or die, we all end the same, in silence. All of our hopes and dreams in life become mere echoes of a tale cut short. But if we're lucky enough, our stories live on. Our song finds voice in the hearts of those who remember us and loved us.