UNFORGETTABLE: Season One Review

CBS‘s UNFORGETTABLE is a brilliant detective series that absolutely rises above the rest. The show protagonist, Carrie Wells (Poppy Montgomery) has hyperthymesia–she can remember every single detail occurrence in her daily life ever since she was a young child. Her amazing ability allows her to aid the Queens division of the NYPD investigate a number of cases, and at the same time continue to delve into the mystery surrounding her sister’s death.


Thankfully, CBS had decided to renew Unforgettable for a second season set to air on July 28th.

Carrie Wells was the best detective in Syracuse. However, her work began to take its toll while trying to find out who killed her sister when they were kids. Fast forward to present day–Carrie and her ex-boyfriend Lieutenant Al Burns (Dylan Walsh) meet in Queens and join the NYPD to assist with a local case. In addition, reigniting her desire to find her sister’s killer.

The initial episode hooks viewers as we learn the specifics surrounding Carrie’s unique ability; and how she uses it to solve cases. The show also does a great job balancing the suspenseful moments with a touch of humor. Dr. Joanne Webster (Jane Curtin of Saturday Night Live), Detectives Nina Inara (Daya Vaidya) and Roe Sanders (Kevin Rankin) completes the well rounded cast and provide the necessary balance with their unique personalities and at times, quirky dialogue.

Overall, each hour long episode features great storytelling–even the title for the show accurately sums up the entire first season.

Must see.

Unforgettable DVD special features include:

•   Keeping it Memorable: Cast & Crew of Unforgettable

•   Unforgettable Production Design

•   Unforgettable: The Remembers

•   Audio Commentary on “Pilot” and “The Man in the Woods

•   CBS Launch Promos

•   Gag Reel and Deleted Scenes on Select Episodes

Unforgettable‘s DVD includes all 22-episodes and bonus extras are just as captivating as the entire 6-disc collection. Actress Marilu Henner offer her advice on Poppy’s character “Carrie” since Henner has hyperthymesia. The actress explains hyperthymesia in detail–including how she personally views events. The editing for Unforgettable is great even the deleted scenes are entertaining to watch. Approx. runtime 15 hours and 30 minutes.The DVD is presented in 16×9 full frame with English 5.1 and English 2.0 audio and English SDH subtitles. 

Art and supplementary materials courtesy ©2013 of CBS DVD and Paramount. All rights reserved.

  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent

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Review Summary:

UNFORGETTABLE follows former NYC detective Carrie Wells, who suffers from a rare medical condition that gives her the ability to remember everything.

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