Primetime Show Reviews
review by Suzanne
Thursdays 10/9C on NBC
This is a very good show. I just hope NBC gives it a chance.
There are so many good shows that the networks seem to like because they think
they will be successful like "Lost". Shows like this that may-or-may-not
have science fiction elements and have very complicated plots. Yet, most of them
are not successful. We viewers get sucked in and then get so disappointed when
the show gets canceled after one season. And then the networks wonder why
we are reluctant to watch the next show!
This one is really good, so I hope you are able to tune in and
stay with it. I hope it gets a good chance. You've probably heard by now that
it's about a man, Michael Britten, who was in a terrible car accident with his
wife and son. He then has two realities to contend with every time he
wakes up. In one, his wife is alive, but his son is dead. In the other, his son
is alive and his wife is dead. He can't tell which is the real one and which is
the dream. He clearly has some kind of post-traumatic stress, and he is
going to a psychiatrist (a different one in which reality). He is also a police
detective, so he has two different cases going in each reality.
The first episode told us most of that. He also figured out that
there were clues to the crime in one reality, in the other reality, which help
him solve the cases. By the second episode, we learn a whole lot more. The
show gets more complex as time goes on and we learn more clues. We don't know if
he is really dreaming or if he is dealing some sort of alternate reality. He
could be drugged or maybe he's unconscious and both are dreams. There are
The story is compelling, but the acting is also great and there
are some really good actors in the show. Movie star Jason Isaacs ("Harry
Potter", "The Patriot") stars as Michael Britten. Wilmer Valderrama ("That 70's
Show") plays his partner in one of the realities. BD Wong ("Law & Order: SVU")
and Cherry Jones ("24") play his shrinks. Laura Allen ("The 4400") plays
his wife. Laura Innes ("ER", "The Event") plays Michael's police captain, who
clearly knows something about Michael's accident. They all do fabulous work on
this, especially Isaacs. He is British, but you wouldn't know it.
Isaacs is also co-producer of the show, and the writers are from great shows
like "24" and many others.
I look forward to seeing more of the show, and I hope NBC is
smart enough to keep it around. You should definitely check it out!
Our interviews with Jason
Isaacs and with BD Wong and Cherry
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