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

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  • GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    Man, this week's episode.

    I really quite liked it
    up until the Shadow Organisation behind it all at the end. That was a bit jarring, and not something I expected or exactly wanted to see, especially from a show like this.

  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    Yeah that ending sucked. Otherwise it was a really solid episode. And I actually liked that:
    One of the cases didnt get solved

  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Yeah, that was a smart thing to do there
    stating right from the second episode that they're not going to worry about solving two cases every week is very smart. it might be even smarter to have a case every so often that carries over into another week, just to shake things up.

    I am glad that the secret conspiracy isn't tied to his twin lives, though. if they drag it out too long though I could definitely see it souring me on the show.

  • GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Doesn't that ending alone suggest that-
    Shadow Organization universe couldn't be a dream? Essentially how can we be shown scenes outside of his perspective without quickly asserting that one or both universes are not a dream? Might be overthinking that.

    Though overall really enjoyed the episode. I just don't need a conspiracy.

    Also the bit with the fabric softener was such a good random detail.

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  • GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    Nevermind.
    I forgot the other universe had Rex and his friend with the motorcycle. Still dunno about the conspiracy stuff though.

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  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    I'm okay with the ending, there needs to be some kind of mechanism to be able to figure everything out. The show has been smart enough for the first two eps that I'm willing to give them a little slack and see what they do. Hope they don't hang themselves with it.

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  • SeriouslySeriously Registered User regular
    I caught the second episode

    I liked it up until that thing they did at the end


    like most everyone else here it seems

  • GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    I'm okay with the ending, there needs to be some kind of mechanism to be able to figure everything out. The show has been smart enough for the first two eps that I'm willing to give them a little slack and see what they do. Hope they don't hang themselves with it.

    As long as it's handled as well as, if not better, than the puppeteers-behind-the-curtains twist in White Collar I'll be happy.

  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    Oh holy shit the promo just came up for this week
    The son is getting kidnapped :O

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    hrm finally watched the new ep

    not all that thrilled about the ending but they've earned my trust thus far so we'll see where this goes

  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    I am really enjoying this week's episode so far, really using the show's concept to a nice effect.

    But I am still, unfairly, judging this show by shows like Terriers & The Good Guys.

    Which were probably my favorite new shows of the past three years so...

    Hope it does well?

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    I really really like this and I don't even usually like crime shows

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  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    I really really like crime shows so it was a given I would like this.

    Like I am all about the USA channel, I love me some solid crime shows.

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  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Which saddens me that Monk is no longer on the air...

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    Monk was another really good show

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  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Monk was probably my favorite "mystery show" of the past 15 years.

    Primarily because it did not hold back on complexity. You could, if you were ever good enough, figure out the crime/murder.

    Which I really respected.

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  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Also Mr. Monk is on the Air from the fifth season of Monk is probably my favorite episode of the series because man that ending just makes me break down emotionally.

    And Steven Weber is such an immaculate douche in it.

    Also I have had so much Bacardi 151 this evening. The only way to make Thursday night TV better...

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Monk was probably my favorite "mystery show" of the past 15 years.

    Primarily because it did not hold back on complexity. You could, if you were ever good enough, figure out the crime/murder.

    Which I really respected.

    Well, yeah, because it was always the one you least suspected who was introduced in that episode and had the least amount of screentime

    I could figure out who the killer was halfway through the episode

    I loved Monk, but it got almost as formulaic as House did

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  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Olivaw, you are dead to me.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Don't shoot the messenger, man

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  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    (Possibly) controversial stance: I liked both Monk intros.

    I am a sucker for Randy Newman.

  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    (Possibly) controversial stance: I liked both Monk intros.

    I am a sucker for Randy Newman.

    No, that's fine

    If you liked Natalie more than Sharona you're an idiot

    (especially since Natalie is literally Sharona but more bland and with a daughter instead of a son)

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    i didn't like sharona

    she seemed too caustic? i'unno

    i do prefer natalie because she's kind deal with it

  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    Hullis wrote: »
    Sharona's voice is

    not something i enjoy listening to

    there was this

  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    Sharona's voice is

    not something i enjoy listening to

  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Monk was probably my favorite "mystery show" of the past 15 years.

    Primarily because it did not hold back on complexity. You could, if you were ever good enough, figure out the crime/murder.

    Which I really respected.

    Law and Order was at its best when it was unsure whether the killer actually did it and didn't tell you if they did.

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Monk was probably my favorite "mystery show" of the past 15 years.

    Primarily because it did not hold back on complexity. You could, if you were ever good enough, figure out the crime/murder.

    Which I really respected.

    Law and Order was at its best when it was unsure whether the killer actually did it and didn't tell you if they did.

    I always thought whoever was caught was innocent and the true killer was Guy Loading Boxes Onto Truck

    He's in like every other episode of that show

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Monk was probably my favorite "mystery show" of the past 15 years.

    Primarily because it did not hold back on complexity. You could, if you were ever good enough, figure out the crime/murder.

    Which I really respected.

    Law and Order was at its best when it was unsure whether the killer actually did it and didn't tell you if they did.

    I always thought whoever was caught was innocent and the true killer was Guy Loading Boxes Onto Truck

    He's in like every other episode of that show

    What about Jogger Who Finds Body?

    Don't you think they got on the scene a little too fast?

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but dies in the process.
  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 My amazement is at maximum capacity. Registered User regular
    I remember when I used to watch NCIS the killer always seemed to be 'Person you least expected who shows up a third of the way through the episode to show concern for the victim'. I can't ever remember it being the obvious culprit.
    Olivaw wrote: »
    (Possibly) controversial stance: I liked both Monk intros.

    I am a sucker for Randy Newman.

    No, that's fine

    If you liked Natalie more than Sharona you're an idiot

    (especially since Natalie is literally Sharona but more bland and with a daughter instead of a son)

    Oh good, I wasn't sure what the general stance was because I remember an episode where they were leaning on the fourth wall about changing the theme tune.

    And Natalie was fine but obviously no Sharona.

  • BedlamBedlam Registered User regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Monk was probably my favorite "mystery show" of the past 15 years.

    Primarily because it did not hold back on complexity. You could, if you were ever good enough, figure out the crime/murder.

    Which I really respected.

    Law and Order was at its best when it was unsure whether the killer actually did it and didn't tell you if they did.

    I always thought whoever was caught was innocent and the true killer was Guy Loading Boxes Onto Truck

    He's in like every other episode of that show

    What about Jogger Who Finds Body?

    Don't you think they got on the scene a little too fast?
    You can get anywhere fast when you jog there!

  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Monk was probably my favorite "mystery show" of the past 15 years.

    Primarily because it did not hold back on complexity. You could, if you were ever good enough, figure out the crime/murder.

    Which I really respected.

    Law and Order was at its best when it was unsure whether the killer actually did it and didn't tell you if they did.

    Law & Order was the best when it did a storyline which ended with everyone being terrible. The defense, the prosecution, the jury, everyone.

    Just sad endings everywhere.

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  • AvrahamAvraham Registered User regular
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Rent wrote:
    Olivaw wrote:
    Peccavi wrote:
    Oh man, they sure weren't subtle about foreshadowing that
    the tennis coach is going to try to start a relationship with him and it's going to cause conflict in the other reality

    Yeah I can see what they are doing there

    I'm very interested what they do with all the various complications that might arise

    Like, I don't know

    What if he just stays up all night?

    I assume they'll solve it daybreak style where he can try to just stay awake through the night but will close his eyes for a second and BOOM wakes up in other reality

    So he just passes out in the other reality? What if someone or something wakes him up? Does he pass out during the day in the other reality?

    So many questions!

    In fact
    That one lady therapist was talking about this being him trying to figure out what really happened the night of the accident

    Which makes me wonder if that will turn out to be the key and learning what really happened will have it all turn out to be some weird time-travel/dimension-hopping/trapped in his mind sci-fi bullshit

    I don't know if I'd be okay with that, but I'm still super excited to find out
    I bet it's a trousers of time situation. Maybe whoever he chose to pull out of the car first was the one who lived

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  • ZonugalZonugal (He/Him) The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    Avraham wrote: »
    Olivaw wrote: »
    Rent wrote:
    Olivaw wrote:
    Peccavi wrote:
    Oh man, they sure weren't subtle about foreshadowing that
    the tennis coach is going to try to start a relationship with him and it's going to cause conflict in the other reality

    Yeah I can see what they are doing there

    I'm very interested what they do with all the various complications that might arise

    Like, I don't know

    What if he just stays up all night?

    I assume they'll solve it daybreak style where he can try to just stay awake through the night but will close his eyes for a second and BOOM wakes up in other reality

    So he just passes out in the other reality? What if someone or something wakes him up? Does he pass out during the day in the other reality?

    So many questions!

    In fact
    That one lady therapist was talking about this being him trying to figure out what really happened the night of the accident

    Which makes me wonder if that will turn out to be the key and learning what really happened will have it all turn out to be some weird time-travel/dimension-hopping/trapped in his mind sci-fi bullshit

    I don't know if I'd be okay with that, but I'm still super excited to find out
    I bet it's a trousers of time situation. Maybe whoever he chose to pull out of the car first was the one who lived

    The working theory my friends & I have is:
    That he is currently in a coma and whichever universe hes in is parallel to when his wife or son is visiting him in the hospital. His wife visits when there is more sun out and his son when its a bit darker based on the time of the day.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    My personal theory at this point is
    he's in a coma and neither of his family survived the accident, it's just his mind working out exactly who and what caused the accident and why, and the finale will be him waking up in the hospital and knowing who did it

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  • AvrahamAvraham Registered User regular
    I feel like the car accident is like the plane crash on Lost, it's more or less a mcguffin and not an interesting mystery in its own right.

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  • AvrahamAvraham Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    I'm ten minutes into Alcatraz on Hulu

    this would be so much better if Hurley was the main character instead of the cop

    Avraham on
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  • Centipede DamascusCentipede Damascus Registered User regular
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Zonugal wrote: »
    Monk was probably my favorite "mystery show" of the past 15 years.

    Primarily because it did not hold back on complexity. You could, if you were ever good enough, figure out the crime/murder.

    Which I really respected.

    Law and Order was at its best when it was unsure whether the killer actually did it and didn't tell you if they did.

    Law & Order was the best when it did a storyline which ended with everyone being terrible. The defense, the prosecution, the jury, everyone.

    Just sad endings everywhere.

    also when Briscoe made wry pop-culture references about murders

  • Vann DirasVann Diras Registered User regular
    Avraham wrote: »
    I feel like the car accident is like the plane crash on Lost, it's more or less a mcguffin and not an interesting mystery in its own right.

    yeah i have zero interest in why the car crashed

    should have just left that out and focused on what's going on with his mind. there was a deer in the road and he swerved or something, who cares

  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    At the end of the second episode his boss made it seem like
    both the wife and son were really dead
    which makes sense

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    one family member dying is trauma

    your entire immediate family though?

    yeah I could see how that might utterly break a mind

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