Touch, which comes from Heroes mastermind Tim Kring, follows Martin Bohm (Sutherland), an ex-newspaper reporter who lost his wife on 9/11 and now struggles to make ends meet while raising his eleven-year-old son Jake (David Mazouz).
Jake has never spoken a word aloud, doesn’t like being touched and is obsessed with numbers – he frequently writes the same number continually in his notebook.
Things become a problem when Jake continues to run away and climb cell phone towers. This causes the State to notice and intervene by sending a social worker Clea Hopkins (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) to put Jake in a government run foster care facility.
However, Martin believes that Jake is trying to communicate with him through numbers and soon discovers that Jake’s numbers lead to a person in dire need of help.
What’s great about Touch is the ever-arcing stories that unfold after each episode.
Sutherland subdues his performance and takes his Jack Bauer 24 persona down a notch and really brings Martin to life.
Additionally, Kring really brings his trademark intensity to the show.
Edited: October 26th, 2012