Last Rewatch: 17/10/2011 - 6/12/2011

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When Cambodian fishermen save him, it soon becomes clear his memory is in a paradoxical state: he has total amnesia concerning his own past, even his real name, but has more factual knowledge stored in his brain then even the Google computer banks on every possible other subject, as if he had memorized the Library of Congress, so one rarely needs to read anything when he's around. He also is intelligent and inquisitive enough to understand and use much of that knowledge, and keeps rolling into all kinds of weird mysteries, teaming up with various characters, each of which must first be convinced he's legit, such as police detectives Frank Hayes and Jamie Avery, but gets frustrated by finding his own story the most elusive, probably linked to some ...

John Doe premiered on September 30th, 2002. The last episode aired on April 25th, 2003. It was cancelled after only one season.


I woke up in an island off the coast of Seattle. I didn't know how I got there ... or who I was. But I did seem to know everything else. There were things about me I didn't understand ... the brand, being colorblind, extreme claustrophobia. And while my gifts provided answers for others, I still search for my own. My name is John Doe.


John Doe was an instant favorite of mine, I really liked this show, the mystery, the character John Doe, his quirkyness, his ability but also his kindness. He was a good soul who knew everything. Dominic Purcell played John Doe but the other lead cast were very convincing too. John Marshall Jones, Jayne Brook, Sprague Grayden and William Forsythe.


John Doe, aired on FOX...of course, was cancelled after one season with a cliff-hanger. (Wiki) It revealed that Digger, John's close friend, was in fact the leader of the Phoenix Organization. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, series creators Brandon Camp and Mike Thompson revealed what would have happened and John Doe's true identity.


Make that someone who looked like John's friend. The villain unmasked in the finale was actually just a Phoenix member with some fancy facial reconstruction. Turns out, the Phoenix believed Doe was the Messiah and its members were actually protecting Doe from a second group, which wanted him dead. The truth: Doe was injured in a boating accident. That mark on his chest? A scar left by a piece of shrapnel from the explosion. His Überbrain? A by-product of transcending his body during a near-death experience, traveling to a spiritual plane where all the universe's questions are answered.


This year it's been 10 years since my last rewatch! For many years I was hoping for a DVD release, still hope that it someday will be released on DVD. Till this day this hasn't happened and is it not possible for me to rewatch the show. Even with a huge cliff-hanger, John Doe rewatching is recommended.


Plot (IMDb): John Doe is an intelligent adventure series, named after the main character, albeit not by name: 'John Doe' is called thus because nobody knows the name of the man who literally fell from the sky, naked, in the sea near an obscure island.

John Doe - Promo & Intro

Season 1:

  1. Pilot
  2. Blood Lines
  3. Doe Re: Me
  4. Past Imperfect
  5. John Deux
  6. Low Art
  7. Mind Games
  8. Idaho
  9. Manifest Destiny
  10. The Mourner
  11. John D.O.A.
  12. Tone Dead
  13. Family Man
  14. Ashes to Ashes
  15. Psychic Connection
  16. Illegal Alien
  17. Doe or Die
  18. Save As...John Doe
  19. Shock to the System
  20. Remote Control
  21. The Rising

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