John Doe

2002, TV Show

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Season 1, Episode 21
A mysterious man who knows literally everything in the world - except his own identify - helps the Seattle police force solve "impossible" crimes.

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Season 1, Episode 20
Doe investigates a secretive hospital conducting psychic "remote vision" experiments.

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Season 1, Episode 19
Being struck by lightning cures Doe's colorblindness, but robs him of his super intelligence.

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Free | Hulu Aired: 9/20/2002

Season 1, Episode 1
John Doe is a mysterious man who rises from the water off an isolated island possessing knowledge of literally everything in the world, yet having no memory of who -- or even what -- he is.

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The Mentalist Exclusive: William Forsythe Is Rigsby's Dad!

Talk about perfect casting: Notorious film villain William Forsythe has been tapped to play yet another heavy on CBS' The Mentalist, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

Check out photos of The Mentalist cast

Forsythe, perhaps best remembered as Flattop in Dick Tracy, will play Steve Rigsby, a career criminal and the... read more

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Question: I've just finished watching Kyle XY Season 1 on DVD and the new Season 2 episodes. The opening sequence immediately made me flash back to John Doe, and the feeling of déjà vu only grew. Here we have an advanced, genetically engineered human created in a lab by a company called Madacorp (sound anything like Manticore to you?) loose in Seattle with company goons hunting him down. Did I miss the footnote saying that this is Dark Angel: The High School Years? I've enjoyed the show, but having watched Dark Angel and John Doe, I often feel like I'm watching a prequel. Answer: So Kyle XY is derivative. What isn't in this genre? If it's providing a more youthful, family-friendly twist on a sci-fi staple, enjoy it for what it is. Dark Angel and John Doe are long gone, and if you enjoy shows of that ilk, at least rest assured that because this show is on ABC Family instead of on a broadcast network, it's likely to be kicking around a lot longer than either of those other shows did o ... read more

In 2002 John Doe opened with ...

Question: In 2002 John Doe opened with a naked man curled on his side in a clearing. It moved to a close-up of his eye as it opened and looked around. In 2003 Stargate SG-1 opened its seventh season with a naked man curled on his side in a clearing. It moved to a close-up of his eye as it opened and looked around. Now in 2006 we have Kyle XY which opened with a naked man.... I know TV repeats itself, but this is a bit much. Were the same writers on all three shows? Or did everybody just like this scene so much we have to see it again and again? Answer: Not being familiar with the Stargate setup, I would just say the similarities between the John Doe and Kyle XY premises go beyond the naked-hunk-in-the-woods image, though it is a striking one. Even a classic one. Which is why it's fair game to try it again, because the fact is that this image works. Kyle seems to be getting some mileage out of it. Producers often express surprise when confronted with a scene or a shot that copies ... read more

Nearly every week, someone in ...

Question: Nearly every week, someone in your column is complaining about Lost. They're upset that we don't yet know what the numbers mean, or they want to know why no one wants to get off the island anymore or something else. Why haven't people realized by now that Lost isn't about the island, or the hatch, or the numbers or any of that? It's about the people who are on the island, or in the hatch or know the numbers. Why not just sit back and enjoy the ride from week to week? Answer: That has been my point all along. One echoed by Brian K.: "I may be in the minority, but I don't want to know much of anything that's truly behind the island from Lost. At this point, I do not believe any full explanation could satisfy me or the majority of the fans, even as much as they think they want it. I remember when John Doe was canceled and the creators decided to release info about where the story was going and where John's abilities came from. Like many others, I thought to myself, 'Well, glad it ... read more

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Question: Do you know who is playing the part of Lewiston's daughter on Boston Legal? Please say it's not 24's Elisha Cuthbert.


Answer: Think older and someone from David E. Kelley's exclusive repertory company. Think Hannah's mother on Everwood. Think the female lead on Fox's John Doe. Think an actress with the first name Jayne and the last name Brook.

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Premiered: September 20, 2002, on FOX
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Premise: A man who knows literally everything---except his own identity---helps the Seattle police solve crimes as he tries to figure out who he is and where he came from. The high-concept sci-fi series had its loyal fans, but just not enough of them to get it renewed for a second season.

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