Want To See NBC’s AWAKE,
The Best Broadcast Pilot Of The Current Season, In Its Entirety Right Here And Right Now??
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Feb. 16, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST
Feb. 16, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST
Feb. 16, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST
if it gets a full season run. Then, when it hits home video I'll catch up. I'm not sure how the show won't run out of steam after a few episodes, unless they add another element beyond the crime solving via dreams. <P> It was pretty well acted, although I kept waiting for B.D. Wong to tell us how they had engineered all the dinosaurs to be female...
Feb. 16, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST
Feb. 16, 2012, 9:27 p.m. CST
Hey, somebody had to say it...
Feb. 16, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST
Although I don't know how you'd make a multi-year network series out of it. I could see it working more on a limited run on cable with fewer episodes/seasons. NBC, please put Community on right before it.
Feb. 16, 2012, 10:24 p.m. CST
Feb. 16, 2012, 10:55 p.m. CST
I installed the latest version of Flash, as well. Is this on anywhere else?
Feb. 16, 2012, 11:58 p.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2012, 12:37 a.m. CST
by Carl's hat
Ahead of its time and Bruce baby is still young and fit enough to play Thomas Veil. The episode "Through A Lens Darkly" is still one of the best hours of tv in any series ever.
Feb. 17, 2012, 5:37 a.m. CST
I was looking for more.
Feb. 17, 2012, 7:15 a.m. CST
I recognize Jason Issacs from "Brotherhood" and I've never seen one frame of the "Silly Wizard" movies.
Feb. 17, 2012, 8:27 a.m. CST
and Brotherhood really was great
Feb. 17, 2012, 9:27 a.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2012, 10:09 a.m. CST
Enough with the supernatural detective shows. Enough with detective shows period. What's next, the return of CopRock?
Feb. 17, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST
by Ben Jarvis
The pilot was great - the look, the writing, and acting are all top notch for a broadcast network show. But I swear - close your eyes when Isaacs is speaking and it's like he's doing a Hoffman impression. But maybe that's just what his voice sounds like when he fakes an American accent.
Feb. 17, 2012, 11:10 a.m. CST
Interesting premise, but thought it was a little slow. And a little too much like a regular cop show. I hope it isn't just him tackling a different case every week with the aid of the 2 worlds he lives in. Isaacs is great, he looks A LOT like Jon Hamm in this.
Feb. 17, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST
Just watched the pilot, and if they can sustain this quality, this will be the best hour long on broadcast TV. PS: The ending of the series will be that he actually died and the entire series run occurs in the length of the car crash itself. I'm just saying.
Feb. 17, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST
and the "man in two worlds" idea is interesting but otherwise it was just a run of the mill cop show (generic characters, "dialog" that's used to describe what's going on etc). Frankly, considering the hype I was pretty disappointed. I might hang around for a few more episodes, but if they don't advance/do something much more with this Gimmick, I see no reason to keep watching.
Feb. 17, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST
We're going to be emotionally involved, love Isaac's character, and then find out that he was the one who died!!!
Feb. 17, 2012, 12:53 p.m. CST
I never understand the idea of releasing things online ahead of the broadcast. If it gets low ratings because everyone has seen it online already, they better not cancel it.
Feb. 17, 2012, 1:51 p.m. CST
If you haven't seen Jason Isaacs in the BBC trilogy based on Kate Atkinson's mysteries, they are terrific. They were shown on PBS this winter on Masterpiece Mystery as "Case Histories". He was an excellent Jackson Brodie. 'Awake' seems a bit like Jackson Brodie, crossed with "Life on Mars".
Feb. 17, 2012, 2:49 p.m. CST
by Michael Salerno
the whole show takes place as "flash" before he dies and the wife and son are alive and he is dead.
Feb. 17, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST
I quite liked Lonestar too, and its made by the same guy, and its on NBC which is pretty much the CW+ now! and its supposedly supernatural sci fi stuff, though the pilot really wasnt as much of a sci fi supernatural type thing as I thought theyd make it, and I like that. I am not sure what has happened to him, and its interesting because its not like fringe's Alt A and Alt B, it could all just be in his head and Jason Isaacs plays it very well. Though how this works out past 1 season I have no clue. Definitely getting the DVR pass.
Feb. 17, 2012, 3:03 p.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST
At least that's the vibe I got from it. Yeah it's been tweaked around a bit. But that's basically what it is.
Feb. 17, 2012, 7:18 p.m. CST
JOURNEYMAN and RAINES... both cancelled.
Feb. 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m. CST
Feb. 17, 2012, 7:59 p.m. CST
I don't get the fuss - it seemed a little bland to me. I'll give it a few episodes, but I don't think the praise it has been given is warranted.
Feb. 18, 2012, 1:05 p.m. CST
by aaron cassese
Why is he only relegated to shitty psychiatrist rolls? He needs to start expanding his range a bit. I did enjoy the show quite a bit though and will most likely DVR it.
Feb. 18, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST
Why? Because it's the one where the color is unnaturally de-saturated. I'm mostly kidding here, but to make such a blatant stylistic choice conveys a degree of contrivance on the part of the show's creators. It's not even close to subtle: Reality just doesn't look like that, and the audience knows it. It would be a fair read to extend the responsibility of that contrivance to the character.
Feb. 18, 2012, 3:30 p.m. CST
I enjoyed the show and the challenge of it. But the writers are really going to have to be on their game to sustain it. They're going to have to be as smart as the audience, and not let up. And they should know the end and how they want to get us there.
Feb. 19, 2012, 12:26 a.m. CST
I don't need another cop show in my life
Feb. 19, 2012, 6:03 a.m. CST
should be on cable for 12-13 eps 3/4 seasons
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