Well done finale. It's true you can't always get what you want, but the hopes and dreams I had of House and Wilson riding off into the sunset together comes as close as possible for me. I've always believed the show revolved around these two and their relationship, and the show has always given them much respect.
The song by Warren Zevon almost instantly brought me to tears. I was fine until that very moment. I dearly love that song, and have admired it, and the singer, for years. What a beautiful, appropriate sentiment. And THAT'S the House I know and love.
Well done. I agree the side stories were touching, and the new character, Teller's "best friend" seems intriguing. I do believe it's a character that will add much to the story. And there seems to be much story left to tell here.
I miss Jack Bauer, but I think a Bauer comes along only once in a lifetime. Keifer Sutherland is equally as interesting as an "everyman" because you still suspect that there is something simmering just below the surface. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't, but with Sutherland, you never can be sure. I think the best is yet to come for this show.
Wow. It's really been quite a ride leading up to the season finale, and I know "Awake" won't disappoint us. After tonight's finale, I will never watch NBC again, that's for sure. I can't imagine I'm the only one in that regard.
IF I had to choose which reality is real, I would have to also go with the green one. But I just am thinking there's got to be more to it than that. I mean, think about it...Britten being in a coma or dead (or something else - in between?) makes the most sense logically. For the sake of mercy and sanity, I would just hope that neither reality is real for this man, because how can one choose between not just one but two nightmarish worlds? How sad will it be to find that one is not real, but the other is not a world he would have chosen to live in anyway? But, if I'm right, how sad would it also be that he belongs to neither world, or to no world at all? Does Britten even exist? Or is this some manufactured terror we've been thrown into with him?
Jay Diamond - I agree with you about the whole absurd situation. In fact, the last 3 seasons or so has been full of unbelievable scenarios. The only thing that has had a ring of truth to it is the characters of House and Wilson and their friendship. Wisely, the last few episodes have examined this in a believable way (mostly). All the other crapola is just peripheral; particularly the supporting characters. Does anyone care about Parks, Adams, Taub or even Foreman any more? They are such a waste of screen space.
One small quibble here, Lisa Palmer and tvfanatic.com: could someone, ANYONE, please proofread these reviews before they are put out there for all the world to see? The writer should be ashamed of the blatant typos and grammatical mistakes. Just awful.
I do sincerely hope next week's two hour finale is worth the time of the loyal fans who have supported this show through eight seasons. Long live Hugh Laurie!
I can't believe they cancelled "Awake". NBC, I will NEVER watch you again. I gave you a chance here; I don't even watch networks anymore except for FOX. Truth is, I haven't watched NBC, ABC, or CBC in years. Now I know why. My heart was broken when ABC cancelled "Life On Mars" 3 years ago. I took a chance again since "Awake" looked to be such a good show. And so it is. So what does NBC do? Those sorry @#*!@*! CANCEL an intelligent, well-written and well-acted show. This show reminded me of "Life On Mars" in a good way, and now in a bad way, because it's unjustly gotten the axe.
Can't some other network pick this up?
farsia2010, I agree wholeheartedly with you. This was once a very good show. The cases were intriguing, the characters were written and played very intelligently, and it had a bit of an edge. All of those things seem to have gradually disappeared in the past 3 seasons or so, and that is sad. Too many things are played for laughs now, and the whole show has gotten way too cutesy and silly for my taste. I think the whole baby thing was simply the nail in the coffin for this show, as far as I am concerned. What has happened to the intelligence? What has happened to the drama, the loose ends that don't always get tied up?
I believe the writers of this show sorely underestimate their audience and their intelligence. And the result is this mess of a soap opera that Bones has become.
I see those 5 stars for rating there and how I wish I could mark them all. They taunt me, they tease me, they say "please, please, give House 5 stars" - but I cannot. And that saddens me. The reason? Park and Adams. What a huge mistake it was bringing those new characters in this season that contribute nothing to the team nor to the stories.
In fact, the only thing the show has done right in the past 3 seasons (at least) is the House/Wilson relationship. This is the one facet that has always rang true for me. All the rest of the characters, sorry to say, have meant very little to me, and do nothing but take up space and time that could be better used. As it is, the brilliant genius of Hugh Laurie carries this show, and his perfect companion in Wilson is the heart of House.
YES!! YES!! YEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
My week, my month, my YEAR just got instantly better! Thanks to the powers that be, and mostly to all the GREAT FRINGE FANS for not giving up on this wonderful show!
I'm so happy I can even ignore the little trolls here (*ahem*egnirf)!
Katie1012, I will be right there with you. Fringe, and its fans, deserve a season 5.
Pass the tissues, please...
Or - Mary - how about this:
I believe there is something much larger at work here. I notice that this "home" Jake is now in is also the same home that Arthur is apparently well-known in. Room 6 - once the site of one of Arthur's projects? This can't be the ONLY institution in NYC. There are probably many, many others. Yet THIS is the one Jake is packed off to. Arthur - Jake - Martin. Coincidence? I think not. I don't think the "child services" running this place is just ANY child service, and I think they have specifically targeted Jake for a reason. And, I believe it is certainly by design that Arthur is involved.
So, don't compare Jake's situation with that of any ordinary run-of-the-mill child protective services/state institution story. His is far different. I believe we'll find out that this is anything but "the state just taking your kid because he's autistic".
That's my take.
© 2014 TV Fanatic