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2012-05-11 08:32:17 PM
OUCH.

That makes Kyle Lone Star Killen 2-for-2 when it comes to series canceled after only one season.
 
2012-05-11 08:38:49 PM
Dang. I liked Awake. Definitely a crappy time slot.
 
2012-05-11 08:54:12 PM
The pilot episode did the same thing to me.
 
2012-05-11 09:53:20 PM
But Whitney was renewed for a second season earlier today.

www.straferight.com
 
2012-05-11 10:03:35 PM
I've never heard of these shows....which is probably a good thing.
 
2012-05-11 10:08:15 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: OUCH.

That makes Kyle Lone Star Killen 2-for-2 when it comes to series canceled after only one season.


"Awake" I still watched and hoped would get a second season in the hope that the break would get the writers to focus on the good things there.

However, "Lone Star" only getting 2 episodes was a farking crime. That was awesome.
 
2012-05-11 10:39:35 PM

robsul82: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: OUCH.

That makes Kyle Lone Star Killen 2-for-2 when it comes to series canceled after only one season.

"Awake" I still watched and hoped would get a second season in the hope that the break would get the writers to focus on the good things there.

However, "Lone Star" only getting 2 episodes was a farking crime. That was awesome.


Awake looked good, but I knew it would be like deciding to date a hot girl with terminal cancer. It'd be great, but then taken away far too soon.
 
2012-05-11 11:30:03 PM

Mentat: Dang. I liked Awake. Definitely a crappy time slot.


Same here. But Whitney gets greenlit for another season?! What the FARK,NBC?!
 
2012-05-11 11:31:23 PM
Chelsea was funny as hell. My wife and I called it The Slut Show.
 
2012-05-11 11:36:40 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: OUCH.

That makes Kyle Lone Star Killen 2-for-2 when it comes to series canceled after only one season.



Whoa...I'd no idea he was behind "Lone Star". At least,he can take *some* comfort in the fact that this series had a full season.
 
2012-05-11 11:48:36 PM

John Buck 41: Chelsea was funny as hell. My wife and I called it The Slut Show.


I never saw the show but I like Chelsea's cable show and, though I never read the book, loved the title, even if she mispelled vodak.
 
2012-05-11 11:48:42 PM
thank god.

even the commercial on MUTE annoyed me.
 
2012-05-11 11:51:58 PM
Bad time slot?
With a DVR, does that even matter? Who actually watches a show when it airs this day and age?
 
2012-05-11 11:54:40 PM

darthaegis: Bad time slot?
With a DVR, does that even matter? Who actually watches a show when it airs this day and age?


Advertisers.
 
2012-05-11 11:58:55 PM
I love Jason Isaacs and all but that show was kinda boring.
 
2012-05-12 12:02:25 AM
FTFA: There are lots of reasons we could insist on for why Awake didn't make it-it was too good for network TV, it was too high-concept, it had a crappy time slot-and it's probably a nasty combination of all of them. That doesn't change the fact that (in my opinion) it was the best new drama on network television this season, by a long shot. I'll miss you, Awake.

NBC has a long and proud history of giving well-made TV shows crappy time slots, inconsistent scheduling, etc. I think they take great pride in seeing how much they can f*ck with their audience before the viewers finally just get tired of the shenanigans and give up.

I guess it's about time for Dick Wolf to come out with a new version of Law & Order...
 
2012-05-12 12:30:45 AM
I think I figured it out.

Awake and The Event have the following things in common.

1. NBC having a show too smart for Prime-time TV
2. Sci-fi/drama mash-up
3. Laura Innes biatching up a role.

/Damn fine actress though.

//Double-entendred for your pleasure.
 
2012-05-12 12:32:28 AM
PS could anyone else see Laura Innes as Laura Roslin?

/No disrespect to Ms. McConnell.
 
2012-05-12 12:34:20 AM
BHWAAAAAAAAM
 
2012-05-12 12:38:59 AM

NEPAman: Awake and The Event have the following things in common.

1. NBC having a show too smart for Prime-time TV


Ever notice that whenever a show is cancelled, it's because it was "too smart", and not because "Nobody gave a damn about it"?
 
2012-05-12 12:41:10 AM
I hope they at least wrap it up. Had potential, but could kinda drag a bit at times. But I was willing to give it some time to mature.

/I think the wife and son are both alive, and he's actually in a coma.
 
2012-05-12 12:43:21 AM
I'd like to see this given the Southland treatment-shopped around to and picked by a basic cable channel(preferably TNT or AMC) with truncated seasons to improve the writing and let NBC continue to stew in fourth-place shame.

Looong shot? Yup. I can dream though,right?
 
2012-05-12 12:54:51 AM
I JUST got into that show. I didn't know about it until yesterday!! That's what I get for watching NBC, where good shows die young.
 
2012-05-12 12:56:31 AM
You know why noone gave a fark, genius?

Homicider: NEPAman: Awake and The Event have the following things in common.

1. NBC having a show too smart for Prime-time TV

Ever notice that whenever a show is cancelled, it's because it was "too smart", and not because "Nobody gave a damn about it"?


You know why they didn't give a fark, genius?
 
2012-05-12 01:01:09 AM

Homicider: NEPAman: Awake and The Event have the following things in common.

1. NBC having a show too smart for Prime-time TV

Ever notice that whenever a show is cancelled, it's because it was "too smart", and not because "Nobody gave a damn about it"?


You'd have a point except look at the top rated shows. They're mostly "turn your brain off" shows for people that probably very rarely turn them on.
 
2012-05-12 01:03:21 AM
I didn't mind Chelsea Handler until I understood her timing.
It's basically "Ha-ha - I drink and can be self deprecating, but if you're funnier than me I'll give you the cold shoulder."

It's finding out there's a plot twist at the 20 and 40 mark during law and Order.
It takes the fun right out.
 
2012-05-12 01:09:00 AM
Hmmm. I probably won't call anybody genius again until i figure out how to post from my damn Kindle.
 
2012-05-12 01:49:03 AM
I'm pretty OK with this.

I really enjoyed the first 8 or so episodes, but the tension about the different worlds dropped off completely for me. It feels more like a gimmick now to move the cop procedural stuff along instead of the other way around.

Could have been a great 10-12 episode story arc on cable.
 
2012-05-12 02:07:13 AM
Wow! I'm impressed, guys. 28 comments so far and not a single mention of Firefly. Keep it up!

/Firefly sucked and Fox made the right decision
 
2012-05-12 02:26:20 AM

Spaced Lion: Wow! I'm impressed, guys. 28 comments so far and not a single mention of Firefly. Keep it up!


Well, the thread's over now. I mean, I ain't steppin' in this guy's shiat.
 
2012-05-12 02:53:00 AM

browntimmy: Homicider: NEPAman: Awake and The Event have the following things in common.

1. NBC having a show too smart for Prime-time TV

Ever notice that whenever a show is cancelled, it's because it was "too smart", and not because "Nobody gave a damn about it"?

You'd have a point except look at the top rated shows. They're mostly "turn your brain off" shows for people that probably very rarely turn them on.


It's seems that NBC puts their "smart" shows on USA, which is strange since you would think those shows(Suits, Covert Affairs, Psych, Burn Notice, and White Collar) would be on Network TV.
 
2012-05-12 03:20:17 AM

Raktastic: browntimmy: Homicider: NEPAman: Awake and The Event have the following things in common.

1. NBC having a show too smart for Prime-time TV

Ever notice that whenever a show is cancelled, it's because it was "too smart", and not because "Nobody gave a damn about it"?

You'd have a point except look at the top rated shows. They're mostly "turn your brain off" shows for people that probably very rarely turn them on.

It's seems that NBC puts their "smart" shows on USA, which is strange since you would think those shows(Suits, Covert Affairs, Psych, Burn Notice, and White Collar) would be on Network TV.


IMO, it's pretty clear that at this point, the typical cable audiences and typical broadcast television audiences have almost totally different tastes. A show like Archer would be dead in the water on a channel like Fox; on the other hand, "thinking" shows thrive on AMC, FX, HBO, etc. all the time.

Not that there's anything wrong with more traditional shows. If you like laugh-tracked comedies and police procedurals, more power to you. That's what CBS is for. I like the latter myself (love me some L&O), but I don't go looking for that on cable.
 
2012-05-12 03:43:55 AM

Fark Me To Tears: FTFA: There are lots of reasons we could insist on for why Awake didn't make it-it was too good for network TV, it was too high-concept, it had a crappy time slot-and it's probably a nasty combination of all of them. That doesn't change the fact that (in my opinion) it was the best new drama on network television this season, by a long shot. I'll miss you, Awake.

NBC has a long and proud history of giving well-made TV shows crappy time slots, inconsistent scheduling, etc. I think they take great pride in seeing how much they can f*ck with their audience before the viewers finally just get tired of the shenanigans and give up.

I guess it's about time for Dick Wolf to come out with a new version of Law & Order...


Still pissed about "Life"
 
2012-05-12 04:45:25 AM
I liked the idea of Awake when I first saw the trailer around the time of the Superbowl, but it had "cancelled after 2 seasons" written all over it. I'm surprised they cut it after only one with all the hype they gave it.

It had potential, but it wasted too much time just being two parallel boring cop shows at once instead of exploring more of the sci-fi aspect. The last episode wasn't great, but it felt like it was going in the right direction.
 
2012-05-12 05:19:15 AM
fark this shiat...at least Workaholics is coming back for a 2nd season.
 
2012-05-12 05:20:48 AM

Adolph Oliver Bush: fark this shiat...at least Workaholics is coming back for a 2nd season.


And by 2nd I meant 3rd...that was so un-tight butthole.
 
2012-05-12 05:20:59 AM

Smelly McUgly: Raktastic: browntimmy: Homicider: NEPAman: Awake and The Event have the following things in common.

1. NBC having a show too smart for Prime-time TV

Ever notice that whenever a show is cancelled, it's because it was "too smart", and not because "Nobody gave a damn about it"?

You'd have a point except look at the top rated shows. They're mostly "turn your brain off" shows for people that probably very rarely turn them on.

It's seems that NBC puts their "smart" shows on USA, which is strange since you would think those shows(Suits, Covert Affairs, Psych, Burn Notice, and White Collar) would be on Network TV.

IMO, it's pretty clear that at this point, the typical cable audiences and typical broadcast television audiences have almost totally different tastes. A show like Archer would be dead in the water on a channel like Fox; on the other hand, "thinking" shows thrive on AMC, FX, HBO, etc. all the time.

Not that there's anything wrong with more traditional shows. If you like laugh-tracked comedies and police procedurals, more power to you. That's what CBS is for. I like the latter myself (love me some L&O), but I don't go looking for that on cable.


fox owns fx
 
2012-05-12 05:21:36 AM

Adolph Oliver Bush: Adolph Oliver Bush: fark this shiat...at least Workaholics is coming back for a 2nd season.

And by 2nd I meant 3rd...that was so un-tight butthole.


i tried watching this show but the entire first episode was about poop and pee
 
2012-05-12 05:23:34 AM

BeatrixK: I hope they at least wrap it up. Had potential, but could kinda drag a bit at times. But I was willing to give it some time to mature.

/I think the wife and son are both alive, and he's actually in a coma.


I kept this show alive in my DVR cache.
Keep watching, and I too hope they wrap it up, but they will most likely leave it at a cliffhanger.

fark it.
he's the dead one.

his therapist in the red world is famously known as a psychyatrist or whatevewr on Law and order. his rookie partner is Fez.

on the blue side, his therapist is 24's president.

this show makes my brain go to fark overload.
resets.
I feel better.

malfoid is dead

images.wikia.com
 
2012-05-12 05:44:04 AM
Damnit. I really like that show.

/Last episode had me bawling like a baby.
//Fringe should get the axe. It's a snoozefest now.
 
2012-05-12 06:35:05 AM
Catherine Zeta-Jones

She dips beneath lasers

Oh oh oh

She has entrapped me

And Sean Connery

Oh oh oh
 
2012-05-12 07:14:37 AM

moothemagiccow: Adolph Oliver Bush: Adolph Oliver Bush: fark this shiat...at least Workaholics is coming back for a 2nd season.

And by 2nd I meant 3rd...that was so un-tight butthole.

i tried watching this show but the entire first episode was about poop and pee


Yeah...it was a great episode!
 
2012-05-12 08:26:22 AM
The promos intrigued me about Awake so I dvr'd the first episode. Had to turn it off cause stuff came up about 3/4 way through.

Never went back and finished it.
DVR'd the second episode. Never watched it.

The concept is absolutely fantastic. However the problem is, it would make a better movie than a TV show. Stringing along a plot like that would only frustrate me.

I wonder if they're gonna give answers then at the end of this season? Or maybe they have I dunno, I haven't been watching.
 
2012-05-12 08:29:28 AM
I like Awake but I knew it was doomed from the start. Too non-conventional for Network TV and required the viewer to pay attention. Also, I think it's the kind of series you either watch from the first episode or you don't bother. Maybe it can be saved by a cable channel, like Southland was resurrected.
 
2012-05-12 09:40:30 AM
Not surprised in the least this was canceled. This was just another show in a very long list that just should have never been made into a series. Not to say this was not an interesting idea, just that they should have made this story into a mini-series or short (say 13 episode story). Year after year we see these shows come out and almost always we can easily predict that they will not make it past the first season. This show ended up becoming more your average bland cop procedural show partly because they have to drag the story out just too slowly in order to fulfill a 20 episode season. Make this a 6 episode short and it would have been quite interesting.

In the end this is just another in list of shows that basically just make it a waste of time to have even watched in the first place. Will you ever find the answers? No, which begs the question why even watch in the first place. I honestly can't say I would ever bother to watch any mystery series that a big network would introduce. Besides broadcast TV today just no longer has the capacity to produce anything but game shows or reality TV.
 
2012-05-12 09:46:22 AM

4NSpy: but it wasted too much time just being two parallel boring cop shows at once instead of exploring more of the sci-fi aspect.


That was the real problem. That and at one point, they have an entire episode about how Britten can't keep up this dual life, and he's starting to crack. And it never comes up again. It's the sort of show that, had it gotten a second season, it probably would have found its place and produced some great TV.

I'm still pissed about what NBC did to "Journeyman".
 
2012-05-12 10:25:18 AM

Homicider: NEPAman: Awake and The Event have the following things in common.

1. NBC having a show too smart for Prime-time TV

Ever notice that whenever a show is cancelled, it's because it was "too smart", and not because "Nobody gave a damn about it"?


It's ok, dude. "Whitney" got another season. Chillax.
 
2012-05-12 12:46:39 PM
I still have the latest episode waiting for me on my dvr. What's the farking point.
 
2012-05-12 12:47:15 PM

P-Money All $tar: malfoid is dead


Or in a coma, or still hanging upside down in the wrecked car; either way, he may be hallucinating these alternate lives.

t3knomanser: I'm still pissed about what NBC did to "Journeyman".


A-f*cking-men.
 
2012-05-12 02:21:23 PM

Adolph Oliver Bush: fark this shiat...at least Workaholics is coming back for a 2nd season.


You and Adolf Oliver Nipples have such violent usernames.
 
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