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Awake (New NBC Show)

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by sigma1914, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Jun 8, 2012 #81 of 118
    The Merg

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    That was only done to allow you to differentiate between the two sides while watching so that you knew which reality you were in.

    That was also pointed out by the creator in his final interview about the show.

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  2. Jun 8, 2012 #82 of 118
    RunnerFL

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    Sorry, not buying that... He's probably just saying that now to make NBC feel bad for not renewing the show.

    The rubber band color would have been enough to let us know what side he was on. He also had different partners on each side, that would have been enough as well. We wouldn't have needed a different overall shade for each side to know the difference. The shade was definitely telling us neither were reality, just like in the movie Vanilla Sky.

    A few minutes into the first episode my thought was, because of the colors, that the reality was that he was the one that died. Into the second episode I figured my first thought was too obvious and it had to be that he was dreaming and neither were reality.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2012 #83 of 118
    The Merg

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    Well, we'll agree to disagree then... :)

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  4. Jun 8, 2012 #84 of 118
    RunnerFL

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    If it makes you feel better...

    I thought he'd wake up in the hospital, not at home.

    :D
     
  5. Jun 8, 2012 #85 of 118
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    So were you satisfied with the ending? I remember you were worried about watching the show if they left it hanging.

    Cheers
     
  6. Jun 8, 2012 #86 of 118
    RunnerFL

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    Yes, it's safe to say I was satisfied. I would have liked more of a challenge figuring it out though. :lol:
     
  7. Jun 8, 2012 #87 of 118
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    Just curious... Did you read the article with he interview with the creator? I think next season would have made it very interesting...

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  8. Jun 8, 2012 #88 of 118
    RunnerFL

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    No I didn't.
     
  9. Jun 8, 2012 #89 of 118
    James Long

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    You need to. Also the article earlier in the season where it was specifically said that the ending that may have seemed obvious when performed was not the truth.

    If I have anything negative to say about the show it is that ... the "I called it" scenario that was apparently portrayed at the end on the show was rebuked by the creator. I should be able to understand a show and get the message from the content shown on screen. I shouldn't have to be told via another channel what it all means.

    The big answer I saw in the finale was I can dream. I'll add spoiler block to the explanation:
    In previous episodes he acted as if everything was real. He did not dream. I go to sleep here I wake up there. The shrinks believed that they were real and the "other reality" was a dream. Michael did not.

    The final realization was that he COULD dream. Perhaps some of the times he "woke up" in the other reality were just a dream - but there were times where he honestly changed reality and both "realities" were real.

    Without a second season we probably won't know if the final scene shown was a dream in one of the two realities or the beginning of a third reality. It certainly would be Michael's preferred reality - which in my mind would make it more likely to be a dream.

    If you were in a car accident and lost your wife or son you would have to be pretty sick to have as your dream that the other one died. "I wish you were dead" is not a good dream. The best dream is that nobody died.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2012 #90 of 118
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    I enjoyed the show, but everyone I knew (including myself) took the ending to mean that he was dreaming the entire time. While the creator thought he clearly dismissed this possibility; I didn't consider any other option until I read the article in this thread. I can see that side now, but don't believe it was evident in the episode itself.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2012 #91 of 118
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    I think that it would have been evident if there had been a second season. It was definitely a good cliff-hanger that would keep you talking until the next season.

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  12. Jun 10, 2012 #92 of 118
    RunnerFL

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    Sorry guys, I'm still not buying it. The outcome was VERY obvious to me the whole time.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2012 #93 of 118
    James Long

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    I made the same guess early in the season and was shot down by "out of channel" interviews with the writers.

    Considering we were both confused by what was actually put on our screens and had to be told via the Internet the meaning of what we saw perhaps the show was not as well written as it should have been.

    At the end of the last scene of the season Michael closed his eyes. What happened next was to be season two. The impression left from the scene before he closed his eyes is where the audience was misled into an ending that was predictable (with variations) from early in the season. What really happened remains a story untold.
     
  14. Jun 10, 2012 #94 of 118
    RunnerFL

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    You can't always believe what you read. :)

    I wasn't confused and didn't have to be told anything via the Internet.


    I wasn't misled at all. Again, I had it figured out from episode 2.
     
  15. Jun 10, 2012 #95 of 118
    James Long

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    Sorry, you are wrong. You misinterpreted the entire show. I guess it was a waste of time to watch the season if you ended up with a different outcome of the show than the writers intended.
     
  16. Jun 10, 2012 #96 of 118
    RunnerFL

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    No, I wasn't wrong. My guess from episode 2 on was correct. It's how the show ended, period.
     
  17. Jun 10, 2012 #97 of 118
    James Long

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    Alrighty then ...
    Cognitive Dissonance

    Carl Edwards won the Sprint Cup last year (not Tony Stewart). At least, that was the way I saw it.

    (Yes, I understand the scoring system and know Tony won ... but I also read the official word on the ending of Awake and know it wasn't the way I saw it at first either.)
     
  18. Jun 10, 2012 #98 of 118
    RunnerFL

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    I think you have fantasy confused with reality. Either that or you watched a different show called "Awake".

    The show ended the way it ended, not the way you and the creator are now claiming it should have. Seems to me like you both have a case of sour grapes, 2 cases if you're both Carl Edwards fans.
     
  19. Jun 10, 2012 #99 of 118
    James Long

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    It is nice to have the creator on my side. :)
     
  20. RunnerFL

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    In fantasy land...

    The show ended how it ended, you can't claim it ended another way just because someone else says it might have.
     

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