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27th Jul '13 1:11:39 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"You will not grow old. You will not die. This is the gift we give."''
-->-- '''Native American women''', upon granting Johan immortality

John Amsterdam (NikolajCosterWaldau) is a New York homicide detective. He's also an immortal, born as Johan van der Zee in the Netherlands in the 1600s. While living in the New Amsterdam colony in what would later become New York City, he saved some native women from the depradations of his fellow soldiers, but was mortally wounded in the process. They granted him eternal life in exchange.

He uses his 400 years of experience to [[TheyFightCrime solve crime]], all the while looking for his true love (who's also the only one that can cure him of his immortality).

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!This series provides examples of:

* TheAgeless: John Amsterdam has physically been 35 years old since the 1600s. In the pilot he suddenly dies when it seems like he might have had an encounter with his true love, but he [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrects]] and walks out of the morgue.
* TheAlcoholic: John was one in the past, but at the start of the series he'd been sober for 50+ years.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Everyone thinks Amsterdam is one.
* CassandraTruth: Amsterdam usually answers questions about his past honestly, but understandably, no one takes him seriously.
--> '''Eva:''' He has a really weird sense of humor.
* CursedWithAwesome
* CutShort: The series was cancelled after the eight episode, without resolving the plot.
** Though the only reason we got the show at all was due to the 2007 Writers' Strike.
* ExpansionPackPast: Amsterdam has been a history teacher, furniture maker, painter, battlefield medic, coachman, lawyer, comedian, and a soldier multiple times.
-->'''John''': ''The Army three times, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard; not the Air Force, don't like heights.''
* FakeAmerican: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] [[InUniverse in universe]] example in John Amsterdam, who was born in the Netherlands. Before there ''were'' any Americans in the modern sense.
* {{Fanservice}}: John's penchant for nude swims.
* {{Flashback}}
* IJustWantToBeNormal: John ''wants'' to find his true love, so he can finally be able to grow old and die.
* ImmortalProcreationClause: Totally averted; Amsterdam's had kids all over the place. Likely part of the above. After all, [[OutlivingOnesOffspring outliving any children sucks]]. Being cursed to outlive ALL your children...
* InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous: Amsterdam had a relationship with EmilyDickinson and knew Walt Whitman, Sarah Bernhardt, and John Coltrane.
* MagicalNativeAmerican
* MayflyDecemberRomance
* UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands: John's original home, back in the 17th century.
* OffTheWagon: After John [[spoiler: dies of a heart attack, then [[WakingUpAtTheMorgue awakens to find himself with a toe tag]]]], he shows up at Omar's and pours himself a drink
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: John Amsterdam is an immortal man who has lived in the New York area since the 1600s. He's seen generations come and go, and his children and their subsequent children have all died in the interrim. He's at the point where he's occasionally running into his greatgrandchildren, and has to keep a chart of all his relatives to prevent becoming intimate with an unknowing blood relation. His latest son is physically in his 60s during the present day and has his own grandchildren.
* ReadingLips: Yet another skill that John has picked up over his ''long'' life.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* ResurrectiveImmortality: In addition to being TheAgeless, John Amsterdam also possesses this form of immortality. He dies in the pilot, but he is resurrected a few hours later in the morgue.
* SecretKeeper: Omar.
* VampireDetectiveSeries: Except for the vampire factor, fits this trope perfectly.
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue
* TheWarOnTerror: John took his current name and joined the NYPD because of 9/11.
* WhodunnitToMe
* WhoWantsToLiveForever

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->''"You will not grow old. You will not die. This is the gift we give."''
-->-- '''Native American women''', upon granting Johan immortality

John Amsterdam (NikolajCosterWaldau) is a New York homicide detective. He's also an immortal, born as Johan van der Zee in the Netherlands in the 1600s. While living in the New Amsterdam colony in what would later become New York City, he saved some native women from the depradations of his fellow soldiers, but was mortally wounded in the process. They granted him eternal life in exchange.

He uses his 400 years of experience to [[TheyFightCrime solve crime]], all the while
It seems like you were looking for his true love (who's also the only one that can cure him of his immortality).

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!This series provides examples of:

* TheAgeless: John Amsterdam has physically been 35 years old since the 1600s. In the pilot he suddenly dies when it seems like he might have had an encounter with his true love, but he [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrects]] and walks out of the morgue.
* TheAlcoholic: John was one in the past, but at the start of the series he'd been sober for 50+ years.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Everyone thinks Amsterdam is one.
* CassandraTruth: Amsterdam usually answers questions
a work named ''New Amsterdam'' about his past honestly, but understandably, no one takes him seriously.
--> '''Eva:''' He has a really weird sense of humor.
* CursedWithAwesome
* CutShort: The series was cancelled after the eight episode, without resolving the plot.
** Though the only reason we got the show at all was due to the 2007 Writers' Strike.
* ExpansionPackPast: Amsterdam has been a history teacher, furniture maker, painter, battlefield medic, coachman, lawyer, comedian, and a soldier multiple times.
-->'''John''': ''The Army three times, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard; not the Air Force, don't like heights.''
* FakeAmerican: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] [[InUniverse in universe]] example in John Amsterdam, who was born in the Netherlands. Before there ''were'' any Americans in the modern sense.
* {{Fanservice}}: John's penchant for nude swims.
* {{Flashback}}
* IJustWantToBeNormal: John ''wants'' to find his true love, so he can finally be able to grow old and die.
* ImmortalProcreationClause: Totally averted; Amsterdam's had kids all over the place. Likely part of the above. After all, [[OutlivingOnesOffspring outliving any children sucks]]. Being cursed to outlive ALL your children...
* InThePastEveryoneWillBeFamous: Amsterdam had a relationship with EmilyDickinson and knew Walt Whitman, Sarah Bernhardt, and John Coltrane.
* MagicalNativeAmerican
* MayflyDecemberRomance
* UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands: John's original home, back in the 17th century.
* OffTheWagon: After John [[spoiler: dies of a heart attack, then [[WakingUpAtTheMorgue awakens to find himself with a toe tag]]]], he shows up at Omar's and pours himself a drink
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: John Amsterdam is
an immortal man who has lived in the New York area since the 1600s. He's seen generations come and go, and his children and their subsequent children have all died in the interrim. He's at the point where he's occasionally running into his greatgrandchildren, and has to keep detective. Did you mean:

* The TV series about
a chart of all his relatives to prevent becoming intimate with an unknowing blood relation. His latest son is physically in his 60s during the present day and has his own grandchildren.
human immortal detective, ''Series/NewAmsterdam''?
* ReadingLips: Yet another skill that John has picked up over his ''long'' life.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld
* ResurrectiveImmortality: In addition to being TheAgeless, John Amsterdam also possesses this form of immortality. He dies in the pilot, but he is resurrected
The book series about a few hours later in the morgue.
* SecretKeeper: Omar.
* VampireDetectiveSeries: Except for the
vampire factor, fits this trope perfectly.
* WakingUpAtTheMorgue
* TheWarOnTerror: John took his current name and joined the NYPD because of 9/11.
* WhodunnitToMe
* WhoWantsToLiveForever

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immortal detective, ''[[Literature/NewAmsterdamBooks New Amsterdam]]''?

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22nd Jul '13 2:56:48 PM Morgenthaler
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19th Jul '13 11:48:12 AM Desperate55
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19th Jul '13 8:52:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* ImmortalProcreationClause: Totally averted; Amsterdam's had kids all over the place. Likely part of the above. After all, outliving any children sucks. Being cursed to outlive ALL your children...

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* OutlivingOnesOffspring: John Amsterdam is an immortal man who has lived in the New York area since the 1600s. He's seen generations come and go, and his children and their subsequent children have all died in the interrim. He's at the point where he's occasionally running into his greatgrandchildren, and has to keep a chart of all his relatives to prevent becoming intimate with an unknowing blood relation. His latest son is physically in his 60s during the present day and has his own grandchildren.
29th Mar '13 4:45:44 PM Eegah
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** Though the only reason we got the show at all was due to the 2007 Writers' Strike.
28th Mar '13 9:13:21 AM Morgenthaler
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-->''"You will not grow old. You will not die. This is the gift we give."''

John Amsterdam (NikolajCosterWaldau) is a New York homicide detective. He's also an immortal. He uses his 400 years of experience to [[TheyFightCrime solve crime]], all the while looking for his true love (who's also the only one that can cure him of his immortality).

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will not grow old. You will not die. This is the gift we give."''

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-->-- '''Native American women''', upon granting Johan immortality

John Amsterdam (NikolajCosterWaldau) is a New York homicide detective. He's also an immortal. immortal, born as Johan van der Zee in the Netherlands in the 1600s. While living in the New Amsterdam colony in what would later become New York City, he saved some native women from the depradations of his fellow soldiers, but was mortally wounded in the process. They granted him eternal life in exchange.

He uses his 400 years of experience to [[TheyFightCrime solve crime]], all the while looking for his true love (who's also the only one that can cure him of his immortality).



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* CutShort: The series was cancelled after the eight episode, without resolving the plot.
28th Feb '13 6:40:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheAgeless: John Amsterdam has physically been 35 years old since the 1600s. In the pilot he suddenly dies when it seems like he might have had an encounter with his true love, but he [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrects]] and walks out of the morgue.


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* ResurrectiveImmortality: In addition to being TheAgeless, John Amsterdam also possesses this form of immortality. He dies in the pilot, but he is resurrected a few hours later in the morgue.
28th Feb '13 6:34:07 PM Morgenthaler
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27th Sep '12 5:35:02 AM rlkitterman
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John Amsterdam is a New York homicide detective. He's also an immortal. He uses his 400 years of experience to [[TheyFightCrime solve crime]], all the while looking for his true love (who's also the only one that can cure him of his immortality).

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John Amsterdam (NikolajCosterWaldau) is a New York homicide detective. He's also an immortal. He uses his 400 years of experience to [[TheyFightCrime solve crime]], all the while looking for his true love (who's also the only one that can cure him of his immortality).
3rd Aug '12 2:46:26 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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** RealLife example in Englishwoman Zuleikha Robinson, who played Eva Marquez.
* FakeNationality: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, a Dane, plays a Dutchman.



* UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands: John's original home, back in the 17th century.



* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Fox changed their minds about the show after ads had already been out for months and several episodes made, and it never would have aired at all if the writer's strike hadn't left them desperate for material.
** It's Fox. Nobody should be surprised at this.



* UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands: John's original home, back in the 17th century.
* TheWarOnTerror: John took his current name and joined the NYPD because of 9/11.


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* TheWarOnTerror: John took his current name and joined the NYPD because of 9/11.
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