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#26 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:29 AM

I wonder if they filmed an alternate season ending to provide closure, just in case?


Who knows. I'm waiting on you guys to tell me if it's worth watching or not once the show ends. No good ending means I delete all the episodes and not think twice about it. :lol:
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 09:32 AM

Who knows. I'm waiting on you guys to tell me if it's worth watching or not once the show ends. No good ending means I delete all the episodes and not think twice about it. :lol:

Same here. We've watched them all except last week's. So one in the can and two to go. Not sure if it's worth the 2+ hours. :P

Reading this makes me want to watch, but they could all just be blowing smoke. :shrug:
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:00 AM

Same here. We've watched them all except last week's. So one in the can and two to go. Not sure if it's worth the 2+ hours. :P

Reading this makes me want to watch, but they could all just be blowing smoke. :shrug:


I haven't watched a single episode yet. I'm waiting for it to end and hear that it had a good ending before I invest any time in it.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 10:45 AM

Same here. We've watched them all except last week's. So one in the can and two to go. Not sure if it's worth the 2+ hours. :P

Reading this makes me want to watch, but they could all just be blowing smoke. :shrug:


Except it says a 2 hour finale ends tonight. My DVR shows 1 hour tonight and the season finale next week.

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Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:15 AM

My DVR shows 1 hour tonight and the season finale next week.

Same here. I guess they changed their mind on scheduling?
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 01:00 PM

Except it says a 2 hour finale ends tonight. My DVR shows 1 hour tonight and the season finale next week.


Can't be 2 hours tonight, it comes on at 10pm.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 03:09 PM

I believe a one hour episode of "Awake" which is described by one guide as "Part 1 the two part season finale" will be aired tonight and the other part will be a one hour episode a week from tonight on most NBC affiliates. Of course, we all know it is the series finale.:(

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 11:46 PM

Can't be 2 hours tonight, it comes on at 10pm.


I realize that. The article said it would be a two hour finale airing from 9 to 11. My, nor anyone else's DVR reflects that. That's all I was saying.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:45 AM

I haven't watched a single episode yet. I'm waiting for it to end and hear that it had a good ending before I invest any time in it.

It is getting close ... this week's show got deeper into the story and the preview for next week seems good.

I wonder about NBC ... too many shows gone each year. Choosing favorites on a future schedule is almost like participating in a dead pool.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:24 PM

Well, it's over. So did "Awake" get a good ending or not?
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 05:08 PM

I have not watched it yet. I was waiting for the commercials to be removed by AutoHOP. :)

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:42 PM

Well, it's over. So did "Awake" get a good ending or not?

Yes, IMHO. No loose ends. Wife and I watched the last 3 episodes tonite, and the last two were especially good, IMHO.

My .02? Keep 'em for the summer when there's nothing else to watch. You'll be glad you did.
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Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:22 PM

My .02? Keep 'em for the summer when there's nothing else to watch.


No kidding... I think I'm recording 4 shows over the summer.
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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:07 PM

You just know the route that a bold sci-fi concept like "Revolution" is going to take on NBC. Probably was a very cool original pilot story, very edgy, lots of biting societal metaphors to todays issues, political overtones.

Then the NBC censors and bean counters take over, then the corporate execs have to vet it and remove anything remotely offensive to even potential ad clients and/or their wives and children and rabbis and priests and clergy.

And by the end, you have the standard, safe, brutally formulaic network show: A hero, young teen love, a mysterious threat that is never revealed, a central love affair with the hero, etc. Basically Falling Skies meets Jericho meets V meets Terra Nova meets The River. You could write these plots in your sleep.

And the poor writers are forced to turn out this safe, inoffensive, stultifying pablum week after week. And the whole insulting tepid mess gets canceled before Christmas.

Little wonder why we all pay for HBO and Netflix and iTunes' rentals. The audience is starved for real unfiltered non-dumbed down entertainment. Network TV services only the lowest common denominators in society. And it only works for them after a few beers.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 08:38 PM

No kidding... I think I'm recording 4 shows over the summer.

If you've got The Firm in the can, we're up to chapter 14. We love that one as well.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:41 AM

You just know the route that a bold sci-fi concept like "Revolution" is going to take on NBC. Probably was a very cool original pilot story, very edgy, lots of biting societal metaphors to todays issues, political overtones.

Then the NBC censors and bean counters take over, then the corporate execs have to vet it and remove anything remotely offensive to even potential ad clients and/or their wives and children and rabbis and priests and clergy.

And by the end, you have the standard, safe, brutally formulaic network show: A hero, young teen love, a mysterious threat that is never revealed, a central love affair with the hero, etc. Basically Falling Skies meets Jericho meets V meets Terra Nova meets The River. You could write these plots in your sleep.

And the poor writers are forced to turn out this safe, inoffensive, stultifying pablum week after week. And the whole insulting tepid mess gets canceled before Christmas.

Little wonder why we all pay for HBO and Netflix and iTunes' rentals. The audience is starved for real unfiltered non-dumbed down entertainment. Network TV services only the lowest common denominators in society. And it only works for them after a few beers.


Can we have an Amen to that? :)

After seeing that Harry's Law was cancelled even though it was the #2 drama on NBC, you have to wonder what the hell it takes for NBC to figure they have a winner.

Yeah, Harry's Law didn't attract that 18-49 demographic that they all think is the absolute only reason to keep a show, how could they ever expect Harry's Law to attract that group anyway? It sure as hell wasn't a show that was designed for that demo!

I wrote to NBC about that, made me feel better after I did, but I know it was just a waste of keystrokes as I'm well out of the audience they want and my opinions don't count.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:28 AM

If you've got The Firm in the can, we're up to chapter 14. We love that one as well.


Nah, I didn't bother recording The Firm. I got tired of court room shows.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:39 AM

Nah, I didn't bother recording The Firm. I got tired of court room shows.

The Firm has a suspenseful back story that could have been written by Grisham himself, IMO. And like most Grisham yarns, while the hero happens to be a lawyer, there isn't a lot of time spent in the courtroom. I'm just praying they wrap it up neatly in the last three episodes.

There's actually a secondary back story that may or may not get wrapped up, unless it gets picked-up by a cable channel.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:46 AM

ONLY show on NBC that I care about is Grimm. Glad it's in the lineup, but wish they'd move it to another night (Is Friday night still considered where shows go to die?).

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:36 PM

Isn't it funny how in the early TV years Friday and Saturday nights were the big TV nights? Now they're graveyards where net mob bosses dump their roadkill.

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:21 PM

Isn't it funny how in the early TV years Friday and Saturday nights were the big TV nights? Now they're graveyards where net mob bosses dump their roadkill.


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Posted 29 May 2012 - 10:54 PM

The 1950s and 1960s were the height of the baby boom when families had young kids at home.

Yeah, and the kids weren't in their own rooms multitasking with their own TV's, computers, and smart phones.;)

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:07 AM

As a little kid I got to see all the adult shows, the great live plays out of New York, so much amazing theater since TV was robbing from the legit theater back then for content. And all the classic comedy shows on Fri and Sat! Hate to be a little kid with time on his hands on Fri or Sat night these days, but I guess that's the point, no such kid.

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