When you think of the new Keifer Sutherland show “Touch”, think global circulation. This show is the only show in the history of television that immediately gained a global following.
The show, which premiered March 22, 2012, on was the most watched show in a variety of countries, never dropping below the number two slot in any of them. “Touch”, to say the least, has made television history. Not only does this instant success speak to the talents of the creator and writer for the pilot episode, Tim Kring, but also to its producers. The show currently offers the benefits of the collective talents of Kiefer Sutherland, Katherine Pope, Tim Kring, Carol Barbee and Suzan Bymel.
The show airs on FOX, on Tuesday nights at 9:00 pm, eastern standard time. The addition of “Touch” to any lineup could only boost ratings for any channel. However, with FOX, it ensures that the channel stays at the top of the ratings list, just as it did this past winter season.
FOX was one of two channels that dominated the ratings this past winter, with shows like “American Idol”, “House” and “Alcatraz”, which enjoyed a strong ranking at the beginning of its season. With an instant success like “Touch”, Fox’s ranking in the top three for the summer season is guaranteed.
“Touch” has been viewed in the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Columbia, Germany and Norway.
The show centers around the every day trials of a single father, Martin, played by Sutherland, who has a son that has an inability to cope emotionally. Although he has tried everything he knows to do, the father and son are just not connecting on any level. To add to the confusion and frustration, the son, Jake, played by David Mazouz, won’t even allow himself to be physically touched, and he seems to be overtaken by his obsession with numbers. Jake can be found writing out long series of numbers in one of his notebooks, or even on cell phones.
The emotional well-being of the father, Martin, takes a dip when his son is removed from his home as a result of the intervention of a social worker, Clea Hopkins. The part of Hopkins is played by Gugu-Mbatha-Raw. Help comes in the form of a child expert in special gifts that pertain specifically with numbers. The expert is a college professor, Arthur Teller, played by Danny Glover.
It is soon discovered that Jake can find patterns in the numbers he writes, and that he has been trying to connect with his father the entire time. While the father is trying to fit the numbers and their meanings together, his role in this interacts with the roles of people from all over the world, resulting in the fulfillment of the patterns his son saw in the numbers.
The idea for the show was built on the belief that everyone is connected somehow, with each life being tied to the other lives around it. Stay connected with those closest to you with a Comcast Digital Voice Offer.