Television

Finding good sci fi or paranormal programming is like trying to find water on Mars. Every now and then you find a Flashforward, Lost, Medium or Battlestar Galactica (remake), but they are few and far between. Of the latest crop, we think these are worth a look.

Awake

Posted 26 Feb 2012 in Featured Television, Fiction, Science, Unexplained
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“Awake” is an intriguing drama about a detective (Jason Isaacs, “Harry Potter,” “Brotherhood”) who finds he is leading an arduous double life that defies reality. Helping Michael to navigate his two realities are his bureau-assigned therapists Dr. Evans (Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones, “24”) and Dr. Lee (BD Wong, NBC’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”). While both therapists work to untangle his two worlds, Michael has no interest in proving either one is false. But when memories of the accident begin to haunt him, he is forced to confront the truth about what really happened the night of the crash.

Falling Skies

Posted 18 May 2011 in Aliens, Fiction, Television
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Written and produced by Robert Rodat and Steven Spielberg, FALLING SKIES opens in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated. In the six months since the initial invasion the few survivors have banded together outside major cities to begin the difficult task of fighting back.

The Event

Posted 16 Feb 2011 in Aliens, Fiction, Television
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The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, “The Class”), an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fiancée Leila (Sarah Roemer, “Disturbia”), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.

Supernatural

Posted 15 Feb 2011 in Fiction, Supernatural, Television
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Returning for its sixth season, this haunting series follows Sam and Dean Winchester, two brothers bound by tragedy and blood to their dangerous, other-worldly mission. This past season, Dean and Sam faced their toughest foe yet: the Devil himself.

Being Human

Posted 14 Feb 2011 in Fiction, Paranormal, Supernatural, Television
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Being Human is a re-imagining of the acclaimed BBC original series that follows three 20-something roommates: A ghost, a vampire and a werewolf who are struggling to keep their dark secrets from the world, while also helping each other navigate the complexities of living double lives.