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Awake: That show where they took Fringe and CSI and put them in a blender

JimothyJimothy Not in front of the foxhe's with the owlRegistered User regular
edited February 2012 in Singularity Engine++
So Admiral Zhao has a new show!



Detective Britten was in a car accident, and either his wife or son died. Also, he either his wife or son survived! Screwy!

He flips between the two realities Everworld-style, by going to sleep. In one reality, his partner is Fez, who I guess can do serious roles? In both realities, his family is grieving. Makes for a super interesting dynamic!

I know a lot of us here have been anticipating this one for a while, as it's definitely one of the most creative TV premises ever.

It starts March 1st, after the NBC Thursday comedy block, but the first episode is up on Hulu right now! Watched it last night and lovedlovedloved it. By the end, I was just like "THIS SHOW."

As a dude who doesn't like police procedurals and thinks they are boring, static, plotless, parent TV, I fully endorse Awake and think you all should watch it so that I have someone to talk with.

Also, it will probably get cancelled too soon.

Discuss!

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    The pilot is also available on iTunes and it is awesome as shit and yes THIS SHOW IS AWESOME

    ed: this is a really accurate image I found on SA that sums up Awake's premise better and looks pretty (credit to forums user Mo0 on SA)
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    ed: I describe it as "Daybreak meets Lost" but I guess CSI + Fringe works too...sorta

    Rent on
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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    I don't see this lasting long. It would get confusing for viewersvery quickly.

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado Registered User regular
    man the Everworld books were totally awesome

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    I don't see this lasting long. It would get confusing for viewersvery quickly.

    if you watched the pilot you see they do a lot of things to make it REALLY EASY to tell which reality he's in

    the main character basically interacts with two completely different casts dependent on which reality he's in, he solves two different cases, and most crucial the "wife reality" is colored very bright and the "son reality" is colored very dark i.e. wife reality is orange, son reality is blue

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  • JimothyJimothy Not in front of the fox he's with the owlRegistered User regular
    The only thing that was confusing for me was.
    Spoiler:

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Rent wrote:
    I don't see this lasting long. It would get confusing for viewersvery quickly.

    if you watched the pilot you see they do a lot of things to make it REALLY EASY to tell which reality he's in

    the main character basically interacts with two completely different casts dependent on which reality he's in, he solves two different cases, and most crucial the "wife reality" is colored very bright and the "son reality" is colored very dark i.e. wife reality is orange, son reality is blue

    That's good.

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  • ZonugalZonugal Freelance Bio-Exorcist Adam Maitland's Model TownRegistered User regular
    I am so looking forward to this.

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  • HullisHullis POSE FOR THE FANS RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHRegistered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Oh wow. This is pretty awesome.

    I am worried for it because the show was created by the guy who came up with Lone Star. So I fear for its longevity.

    Hullis on
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  • rhylithrhylith Registered User regular
    This pilot was pretty great.

    Gonna add this to my rotation for sure.

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  • HullisHullis POSE FOR THE FANS RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHRegistered User regular
    Here's a 4 minute trailer.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Jimothy wrote:
    The only thing that was confusing for me was.
    Spoiler:
    Spoiler:

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  • HullisHullis POSE FOR THE FANS RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHRegistered User regular
    Also, this show is more Life on Mars than anything.

    Really, Life on Mars + Life.

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  • chiasaur11chiasaur11 Never doubt a raccoon. Registered User regular
    Hullis wrote:
    Also, this show is more Life on Mars than anything.

    Really, Life on Mars + Life.

    Alright, that sounds right up my street.

    Might try this one out. And heck, those both did a good job with 2 seasons.

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  • HullisHullis POSE FOR THE FANS RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHRegistered User regular
    chiasaur11 wrote:
    Hullis wrote:
    Also, this show is more Life on Mars than anything.

    Really, Life on Mars + Life.

    Alright, that sounds right up my street.

    Might try this one out. And heck, those both did a good job with 2 seasons.

    Life is probably my favorite network TV show of the past 5 years.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    i really wish Kings had more than one season

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  • ZonugalZonugal Freelance Bio-Exorcist Adam Maitland's Model TownRegistered User regular
    Hullis wrote:
    Here's a 4 minute trailer.


    I've seen that trailer a couple times before but Jesus Christ it is an amazing trailer.

    Every single person I have showed it to has immediately wanted to watch the show.

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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote:
    i really wish Kings had more than one season

    Kings was too good for this world

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    I want this show to succeed

    I want it to succeed so badly

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    dear olivaw claire is better than ladd hth

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  • HullisHullis POSE FOR THE FANS RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHRegistered User regular
    Rent wrote:
    dear olivaw claire is better than ladd hth

    fuck you stay in gaol

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  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Registered User regular
    Yeah sorry does not sound like Fringe at all.

    I may give it a shot later tonight.

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    this was amazing

    no way it lasts

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Yeah sorry does not sound like Fringe at all.

    I may give it a shot later tonight.
    two universes?

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    Lone Star was also great

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  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote:
    Yeah sorry does not sound like Fringe at all.

    I may give it a shot later tonight.
    two universes?

    Literally the only similarity.

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote:
    Yeah sorry does not sound like Fringe at all.

    I may give it a shot later tonight.
    two universes?

    Literally the only similarity.

    solving mysteries?
    Spoiler:

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  • UbikUbik i am a god in a french-ass restaurantRegistered User regular
    Antimatter wrote:
    Antimatter wrote:
    Yeah sorry does not sound like Fringe at all.

    I may give it a shot later tonight.
    two universes?

    Literally the only similarity.

    solving mysteries?
    Spoiler:

    both shows star humans

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  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Registered User regular
    Antimatter wrote:
    Antimatter wrote:
    Yeah sorry does not sound like Fringe at all.

    I may give it a shot later tonight.
    two universes?

    Literally the only similarity.

    solving mysteries?
    Spoiler:

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? peach treesRegistered User regular
    Hullis wrote:
    Rent wrote:
    dear olivaw claire is better than ladd hth

    fuck you stay in gaol

    Ladd gets a robo-hand in Alcatraz

    QED

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  • ZonugalZonugal Freelance Bio-Exorcist Adam Maitland's Model TownRegistered User regular
    Antimatter wrote:
    Antimatter wrote:
    Yeah sorry does not sound like Fringe at all.

    I may give it a shot later tonight.
    two universes?

    Literally the only similarity.

    solving mysteries?
    Spoiler:

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    claire celebrates his ninetieth birthday by hijacking a pirate ship and using it to go on adventures

    there's also the whole "claire punks out ladd like a bitch" thing

    you know

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  • ZonugalZonugal Freelance Bio-Exorcist Adam Maitland's Model TownRegistered User regular
    Dammit, I hate this new quoting system.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    You could just say "i hate vanilla", it's shorter and easier to say

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  • ZonugalZonugal Freelance Bio-Exorcist Adam Maitland's Model TownRegistered User regular
    Rent wrote:
    You could just say "i hate vanilla", it's shorter and easier to say

    But I love vanilla.

    I love it as an ice cream flavor, I love it in my coca-cola, I love it in some of my liquor.....

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  • PeccaviPeccavi oh... oh my!Registered User regular
    He's in purgatory.

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  • ZonugalZonugal Freelance Bio-Exorcist Adam Maitland's Model TownRegistered User regular
    Peccavi wrote:
    He's in purgatory.

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  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote:
    Dammit, I hate this new quoting system.

    go into your profile, edit profile, quote settings. you can turn off folding

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  • ZonugalZonugal Freelance Bio-Exorcist Adam Maitland's Model TownRegistered User regular
    Vann Diras wrote:
    Zonugal wrote:
    Dammit, I hate this new quoting system.

    go into your profile, edit profile, quote settings. you can turn off folding

    You are a wizard.

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  • Harry DresdenHarry Dresden Registered User regular
    Peccavi wrote:
    He's in purgatory.

    Someone somewhere is going to tie this in with
    Spoiler:

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado Registered User regular
    so is this a Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes thing?

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