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This story of a police officer living with the aftermath of a fatal car crash (originally titled "REM") aired on NBC.

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Re: Reviews

Post by fruitbat » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:32 am

A good review in The Globe and Mail.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/art ... le2354427/

Rob Salem in The Toronto Star seems to be too concerned with the audience not being smart enough to follow it.

http://www.toronto.com/article/714997-- ... aacs-salem

Both reviews predict it won't last long. :-(


MTA: It's frustrating because this type of review, i.e predicting an early death for the show, could put off people who might otherwise give it a try.

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Re: Reviews

Post by Helen8 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:21 pm

Nice words from the LA Times:

it promised to be one of the year's best and most interesting new series. Having seen four episodes now, I'd say the promise has been largely kept.


http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/ne ... ?track=rss

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Re: Reviews

Post by thunder » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:45 pm

Most reviews seem to be positive, and most of the critisism is about it being "too smart".
fruitbat wrote: MTA: It's frustrating because this type of review, i.e predicting an early death for the show, could put off people who might otherwise give it a try.
Well, then it's a good thing people can watch the pilot on the net and see for them selves. I've yet to hear/read anyone saying: "I saw the pilot, and it was too complicated for me".

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Thu Mar 01, 2012 1:50 pm

Ooh, am I actually first with this one?? The New York Times recommends it!
" It’s a hard-boiled procedural that twists into a moody psychological thriller where dreams offer clues to the detective’s unconscious, and also the truth.
It’s confusing, but artfully so."

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Re: Reviews

Post by Helen8 » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:41 pm

More, more, more . . .

http://www.hollywood.com/news/Awake_101 ... h/18980034

the good news is Awake has the potential to dry the peacock’s tears. It’s actually pretty great.



http://www.vulture.com/2012/03/awake-de ... ntion.html

Awake is that rarity of rarities, a TV series you haven't seen before.



http://screenrant.com/awake-series-prem ... an-157218/

Awake is, at once, heart-wrenching and compelling, and it is easily one of the best dramas on television, right now.

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Re: Reviews

Post by kjshd05 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:57 am

Wonderful 2C so many positive articles/reviews/interviews. Mr Jason has a hit US TV SHOW :cool:

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Re: Reviews

Post by BethMI » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:32 am

Does anyone know how it actually did in the ratings last night? These networks are so jump happy to axe something, and I'm hoping it had a really strong start.

~Beth

kjshd05 wrote:Wonderful 2C so many positive articles/reviews/interviews. Mr Jason has a hit US TV SHOW :cool:

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Post by fruitbat » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:19 am

I didn't want to start a new thread without knowing the consensus:

does anyone want a thread for our reviews? I recall seeing threads for each episode of Brotherhood.

On the other board, one review from a member: "fantastic acting" by Jason. This poster then went to the Jason thread and posted that she didn't know him except from HP. I fixed that with a couple of links. Image

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Post by marilaine » Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:26 am

I was literally on the edge of my seat: couch is just a few feet away and the screen is 56".....close-ups are a lot of fun......if not dangerous. *fallingoffcouch*

I found myself looking at his hands a lot for some reason. And, I LOVE, LOVE LOVE the rolled up sleeves. *drooling*

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Re: Reviews

Post by Angel Tavington » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:05 pm

From L.A Times:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/ne ... 9483.story

(wonder why it was deleted? I'm posting it again, I don't recall seeing this review before)


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Because it was previously posted, March 1, 10:21 a.m., by Helen8.

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Post by wolfsaver » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:54 pm

A good review, thanks Angel.

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Post by inamac » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:02 am

fruitbat wrote:A good review in The Globe and Mail.
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/art ... le2354427/

Rob Salem in The Toronto Star seems to be too concerned with the audience not being smart enough to follow it.

http://www.toronto.com/article/714997-- ... aacs-salem

Both reviews predict it won't last long. :-(

MTA: It's frustrating because this type of review, i.e predicting an early death for the show, could put off people who might otherwise give it a try.
The comparison with the 'unsuccessful' (in the US) Life on Mars is interesting - I'm no sure whether that will sell the show to the UK or not (though given that the UK terrestrial channels can't afford/don't want US shows at the moment I have no hopes of seeing it before the DVD comes out.)

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Re: Reviews

Post by thunder » Sat Mar 03, 2012 6:48 am

Thanks for all the reviews. :D

I just hope NBC continue to show the episodes online. It struck me yesterday that maybe they won't...

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Post by BethMI » Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:20 pm

A lot of major networks are showing episodes online for their prominent shows as well as "on demand" with cable companies, etc. It is one of their ways to get a larger base of audience. I know that ABC has Castle, Body of Proof, Once Upon a Time, and others that they keep a certain amount of episodes viewable online for a certain amount of time. Fox does that for several of it's shows too. I hadn't been watching a lot of NBC shows until Awake (haven't liked a lot of what was on), so I don't know how many of their series they usually put online too. Usually the shows become viewable online 24-48 hours after the original airing time. At least that seems to be the practice for several networks.

I hope they continue to air them so you can watch them. {Smiles}

~Beth

thunder wrote:Thanks for all the reviews. :D

I just hope NBC continue to show the episodes online. It struck me yesterday that maybe they won't...

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Post by Angel Tavington » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:10 pm

I just hope NBC continue to show the episodes online. It struck me yesterday that maybe they won't...
Let's be optimistic. They will end up on Hulu or some other website :stirrer



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