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John Doe

Moral Rating: usually OK
Primary Audience: Teen to Adult
Genre: Mystery
Length: 1 hr.


    Starring: Dominic Purcell, Jayne Brook, William Forsythe, Sprague Grayden, John Marshall Jones

Show Synopsis: (from the producer) From writers Brandon Camp and Mike Thompson (“Dragonfly”) and director Mimi Leder ("Pay It Forward," "Deep Impact," "The Peacemaker") comes the story of JOHN DOE, a mysterious man who rises from the primordial waters of an isolated island, possessing knowledge of literally everything in the world, yet having no memory of who—or even what—he is. Doe quickly finds his way to Seattle, where he befriends the police and uses his special gift to help them solve “impossible” crimes each week, while continuing his unending quest to uncover who he is and where he came from. Despite his considerable charm, JOHN DOE (Dominic Purcell) is an emotional island unto himself. Want to know the population of Peru in 1853? How many blue cars there are in the state of Washington? The exact ingredients in a box of Apple Jacks? Or better yet, predict which horse will win every race at the track based on knowing all the statistical variables? Doe has all the answers. But what is he like? Family man or loner? Hero or villain? What is truly in his soul? Doe doesn't have a clue.

Viewer Comments   

Always OK - John Doe holds the interest for me that saturday morning cartoons did when I was seven!!! It's the best show on TV next to Farscape, of course!
   —Preiso J. Shorter, age 26

Usually OK - The show is my favorite right now…but it worries me that the writers are trying too hard. Easy there. Don't be so afraid to let things evolve naturally…more lingering DRAMA please. I feel like we're in a hurry to get it over with…and that breaks my heart.
   —Susan, age 45

Usually OK - It is a very good show. I think that more people should check this one out. You might even learn something if you can catch the "fun facts" that John throws out there.
   —John DiStefano, age 21

Usually OK - John Doe is the best show I have seen in a long while. I hope it stays in production for a long time to come. I am so curious to know who he is and where he comes from!!! Well Done! Keep up the good work!
   —Susan, age 40

Usually OK - Excellent, with plot twists that I hope they can keep going. Best new show of the season.
   —BobP, age 51

Usually OK - Two Thumbs Up!!! I Absolutely Love John Doe!!! I have watched every episode so far and I hope it continues! I haven't been this involved in a show since my very Favorite Series, Quantum Leap!!
   —Patricia Shoulders, age 29

Usually OK - Superior programming. One of the true winners. I have enjoyed every show and am extremely upset that they would pre-empt any episodes simply to show a repeat of an old movie. Vary tacky Fox!
   —Bruce, age 50

Usually OK - I love the show! I've always enjoyed a good mystery, and John Doe provides it. There are very few shows that I watch faithfully, but this is one of them. My VCR has never recorded anything, because it needed an attachment to make the recording function work with my TV set (the VCR was a gift from a friend). I bought the piece that was needed the other day, just so I wouldn't miss tonight's episode because I won't be home in time to watch it. I've had the VCR for a year, so that should tell you how important the show is to me. I hope it continues to grow an audience, so that it will stick around for the long haul.
   —Colleen Moore, age 41

Usually OK - Great show!! One of the best of the season. Dominic Purcell is great. I love the whole premise.
   —Susan, age 48

Usually OK - I think that this is the best new series I have seen in a very very long time…I am constantly on the edge of my seat. I believe this show is a winner and as long as they can keep up the awesome scripts this show will be around for years to come.
   —Philip A. Thomas, age 25

Usually OK - I find it the best show of the new fall season. If it can avoid falling into a too predictable pattern, it should entertain for years to come.
   —Grace M. Lapsley, age 23

Usually OK - John Doe is great! It is the hit of the year. I tuned in initially not expecting much, but this show has potential to last. Very well done.
   —Clyde Ross, age 46

Usually OK - I watched John Doe last night for the first time, It was a rebroadcast of the first episode. And I thought it is the best show to come along in a long time. Keep up the good work! I'll be watching Friday nights at 9:00 on Fox.
   —Steven Batseon, age 38

Usually OK - John Doe is one of the most exciting new shows on TV this season. With so much new viewing that is unacceptable for Christians to see, I really like this show and feel comfortable with its content. Great suspense, intrigue, mystery. I like it a lot.
   —Dawn Swails, age 56

Usually OK - This show is simply outstanding… dialougue is wonderful; story is great; the huge question on who he truly is is simply mind-boggling and makes you want to watch more episodes to watch the story unfold. So far 2 eps have aired and I really want an entire season to happen. The leading star plays the role to a T and gives a great performance. FOX do not cancel this show like you do so many others that have potential i.e That 80's Show!!
   —David, age 21

Usually OK - I thought the show was great, I just happened upon it while channel surfing, now I hope I don't want to miss an episode. The show puts me in the mind of "The Pretender" another one of my favorites.
   —George Ann Boring, age 37

Usually OK - Great entertaining show. It has excellent style and drama. One of the best I have seen in awhile.
   —Jim Highfield, age 58

Usually OK - John Doe is a great show. There is so much mystery behind John Doe's life and every show leaves you wondering if he will ever find his past and who he really is. Everyone should watch it.

Young people express their opinions…

Usually OK - This show is awesome. I love it and the plots are great. Never to slow never to fast. FOX> KEEP THIS SHOW!! please.
   —Derek Clarno, age 16

Usually OK - John doe is a great wonderful show. It has everything: humor, suspense, drama, actiong. Great storys; great characters; great dialogue. I hope John doe stays on for a very long time.
   —Chris, age 15

Usually OK - This is a really cool drama show. It's mysterious and interesting. People who like shows with mysterious characters should watch this.
   —Aurora, age 14

Usually OK - This show is awesome. Man I missed the first few but once I tuned in I loved it. They should make a movie on it! The story is good. Dominic Purcell is the best actor for it.
   —james d., age 12