about new amsterdam and a mea culpa

Okay, okay. I haven't posted in a long time. My excuse is I've been writing, working, with a dash of surgery thrown in for good measure. But I should be back in a reasonable state of sanity, which means more blogety goodness. Pending my wrapping up that discussion on From Hell, here's a quick question regarding the new TV series New Amsterdam.

What on earth made the show's creators think it's a good idea to have the main character's immortality be caused by a Native American blessing/curse, breakable only by finding that one true love? It's just a silly thing to do in an otherwise well-conceived show. The drama inherent in an immortal character who is not a vampire is very compelling, and the production values are unimpeachable. But the magic fluff is just undignified.

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