After last week's disaster, Touch really had nowhere to go but up. And yesterday's episode was a definite improvement, reining in the hokey coincidences and hinting at a way to turn its themes of interconnectivity into a mildly interesting show.
When Touch premiered in January, I wondered how the pilot's interlocking, coincidence- and contrivance-driven formula could possibly support a weekly series. Well, if last night's big bag of ridiculousness is anything to go by, it can't. It really, really can't.
Last night, Fox aired a preview of its new series Touch, which kicks off properly in March. What we saw was a just barely decent show about connectivity, fate, lost cellphones, and the mysterious, mystical powers of numbers.