Awake does The Prisoner's ending... sort of

The ending of Awake was always going to be kind of unsatisfying. The show was cut short after just one season and there were huge metaphysical questions as well as an Evil Conspiracy up in the air. So it's probably for the best that the show's creators opted for the Full Mindfuck ending, as opposed to trying to create… » 5/25/12 12:30pm 5/25/12 12:30pm

When insanity is your superpower, reality will eventually become your…

From the beginning, Awake's Michael Britten has seen his delusion about seeing two different versions of reality as a possible strength: He can learn something in one world and use it in the other. As he tells Bird in last night's episode, sometimes he knows stuff that he shouldn't be able to know. So being out of… » 5/18/12 11:40am 5/18/12 11:40am

The Real Secret Behind Awake's Compelling Drama

Awake is winding down in the next couple of weeks, and then we'll never see it again. But we'll be talking about it for years, because of the way it's managed to blend genres. In particular, as the season's gone on, the full weight of this show's portrayal of mental illness has begun to sink in. This is a show that's… » 5/17/12 11:37am 5/17/12 11:37am

This Week's TV: The One Hour of Television You Definitely Shouldn't…

This week on television, there are six huge season finales. Tron: Uprising's first episode gets its television debut! Syfy has its most ridiculous "mockbuster" TV movie of all time. And there's one hour of television that we're recommending you absolutely must not miss, under any circumstances. » 5/14/12 9:00am 5/14/12 9:00am

This Week's TV: John Hodgman is your brand new therapist. Plus 7 Huge…

In this week's television, seven of your favorite shows are having their climactic season finales. And a few more are having the penultimate episodes of the season. It's enough to make you have a nervous breakdown — but luckily, John Hodgman is playing a psychotherapist, and he's here to help. » 5/07/12 9:35am 5/07/12 9:35am

This Week's TV: Is Leonard Nimoy really coming back to Fringe?

The promo for this week's Fringe hints that a special guest star could help the show live long and prosper... but is it true? Also, there's a four-hour miniseries in which Eddie Izzard and Donald Sutherland rock some crazy hair. A brand new TV show could bring us our weirdest future dystopia in ages. And Ben Edlund is… » 4/30/12 9:00am 4/30/12 9:00am

A Hobbit Guest Star Confirmed. Plus Who Won't Return in Iron Man 3 and …

Robert Downey Jr. explains how The Avengers fits in thematically with the Iron Man solo films... and drops some Sherlock Holmes 3 hints. Chris Pine tells us what to expect from Star Trek 2, and hints he might star in a most unlikely genre film. There are huge hints for Iron Man 3 and The Hobbit. Will both realities… » 4/26/12 6:00am 4/26/12 6:00am