The show has only shown seven episodes, and I've seen all of them. They're all good so far, and I'm hoping that Fox will bring it back soon for more episodes. So far we've seen John as a coachman, a painter, a con artist, and an alcoholic. His son, Omar, is 65 years old, the offspring of John & a black woman in the 1940's. John's got a sense of humor that other immortals don't usually have: He stands up in an AA meeting and introduces himself, "Hello, my name is John and I'm an alcoholic. I haven't had a drink in 15,495 days." If you do the math, that's 42 years! He mentions his many wives frequently and he doesn't bother to name his dogs anymore - the current one is "36."
Why do I love immortals? I've often felt like one, I guess. While I'm only 47, I can certainly relate to the idea of outliving all of your friends (most of mine died of AIDS in the last 20 years) and re-inventing yourself over and over. I think those kinds of experiences have left me feeling older than I really am.
Give John Amsterdam a try, you might like him.