Message from discussion NBC cancels "Awake," "Chelsea," "BFF," "Bent"
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From: MDuP...@theworld.com.snip.to.reply (Micky DuPree)
Subject: Re: NBC cancels "Awake," "Chelsea," "BFF," "Bent"
Date: Sat, 19 May 2012 19:41:41 +0000 (UTC)
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Professor Bubba <bu...@nowhere.edu.invalid> writes:
> I dropped Awake shortly after the episode with the detective's old
> partner. I was waiting for them to do something different and
> surprising, since I thought we were supposed to think the old partner
> was the crook from the git-go. Instead, we got the clich´┐Ż. Very
If you were expecting the differences and the surprises to be served up
in the cop cases, then yeah, you were going to be disappointed. The
main difference, and it's one of the biggest ones I've seen in 50 years
of watching television, is that one of the worlds probably isn't real,
yet it still manages to help the cases in the other world. How and why
this is so is the real mystery, not the case(s)-of-the-week, and the
biggest clues from the writers to the audience probably come from the
psychiatrists, not from the police cases.
> Since it was clear from the declining numbers that the series wasn't
> going to last, I just dropped it rather than invest more time in it.
It's precisely the fleeting gems that I'm more keen to extract every
drop of juice from.
You never watched, "That's Not My Penguin," did you? Pity.