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This was still the best thing I've seen on TV in years, and ABC was
dumb enough to put it against NBC and CBS' Thursday night powerhouses.
I doubt anyone associated with the show reads these, but if they do, I
loved Push, Nevada... and I haven't seen anything like it since... The
casting was superb, the story was intriguing.
The only huge letdown was the way they had to end it when it was canceled.
I hope someone who had anything to do with this takes some pride in these comments
Mike O Brooomfield, CO
The season premier was catchy. It has a "Twin Peaks" atmosphere, camera
moves reminiscent of "The Dead Zone" and I adore the lead, Jim Prufrock.
IRS agent with attitude - that just cracks me up! (Except that every time
hear his name the poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" pops into my
If the writers can keep up the mystery without their viewers getting confused, this show is sure to be a hit!
No one could ever be deluded into thinking that `Push, Nevada' was going to be a mass-market success. To appreciate the series, a potential viewer has to watch every second of every episode; an easily bored viewer wouldn't have had the patience to do this. I suppose ABC's gimmick of embedded clues leading to a $1 million prize was an attempt to garner additional viewer patience, but obviously it didn't work. In contrast, Fox's functionally similar `24' has been able to consistently engage the average viewer to watch every episode, but only by making the conspiracy utterly simplistic and the thrills quick, cheap, and gratuitous. What made `Push, Nevada' great also made it a commercial failure. Only those who enjoyed sifting through the show's clever and quirky minutiae appreciated how truly great the series was.
Push, Nevada was a show that required a little thought. Therefore, it was
doomed to fail from the start. Some may argue that shows like CSI require
thinking and they're doing well. Not true. CSI gives you all the answers.
Push, Nevada makes you come up with the answers on your own. Unfortunately
the American public is too uneducated and ignorant to be able to follow this
type of show.
So the jackasses at ABC are just going to chop up the last few episodes so that someone can figure out much quicker how to win the money and then cancel the show after a grand total of 7 episodes. What a waste. I just hope Ben Affleck will be kind enough to release the entire season, untouched, on DVD so that those of us who enjoy intelligent television can buy it and watch the show as it was meant to be seen.
Thanks for the effort, Ben. Your genius wasn't completely overlooked.
While I realize that this show is trying to be more than it is, I can't help but be addicted to it. It's definitely missing the mark if it's trying to be Twin Peaks, X-Files, etc., but it's still entertaining! The similarities between Push and Twin Peaks are just too many to be considered a "coincidence." The straight-laced government agent in from out of town, the sultry girl in town, the "inept" town police, the quirkiness of the people of Push, etc. I don't care about winning the million dollars, I just want to know what's going on in the town. And that alone will keep me hooked to this show.
It has a lot of Twin Peaks/David Lynch feel to it. And I love that about
The actors are great, the script seems very well written, and for all the
greedy money loving people out there (which would be me, if I wan't
Canadian) you have a chance to win the million dollar jackpot.
All in all a great new series.
I taped both the series premier and second episode on Thursday and watched them this morning. I am hooked. I will definitely be watching this show every Thursday. I've always loved a good mystery and this promises to be a good one. I love the lead actor, Derek Cecil. He's good-looking without being too good-looking. It also doesn't hurt that he went to Taft High School, which is near San Antonio, my hometown. The fact that his character is an IRS agent (one of the few people hated more than lawyers) is funny. I had to laugh when at first he would only tell people he worked for the government. You could tell he knew what kind of response he would get if he told people right off that he worked for the IRS. This series promises to be full of mystery, intrigue, and action. Way to go Ben and Sean!
I watched episode two just this evening and I was astounded at how
and original this show is. It borrows some of its feel from things like
Tales From The Darkside, The X Files and Twin Peaks, with weird opening
theme music (similar to that of the movie "Seven").
Making the "hero"/protagonist an IRS agent was utterly brilliant.
I'll be watching this every Thursday night.
We loved this show. The reason for this late review is I have started using Hulu instead of cable. Only have the minimum cable now. At any rate, Hulu doesn't carry this great show. Please post if you know where it can be received. I would love to see it again. We were so disappointed when it was canceled. The dumbing up of America continues, all you can watch are inane csi type shows or that reality bs. I am not sure why this site requires 10 lines??? I finished what I had to say but it insists I add a total of 10 so I will babble a bit. I watched the original x-files tonight. That was interesting. Did you know smoking man was in the pilot. I thought that was pretty strange as he continued through the whole series. Later, I think I have written enough.
Here's the deal: Whore yourself out for one hour to Ben Affleck, then
2 online, and you WONT win 1 million dollars. And I'm even talking to you
freaks who see that clue in the corner of the screen 2d1-7!!! IT MUST BE A
FREAKIN clue!!! I have much better things to do with my time: Write a show
better than this and make more than a million. Thanks Ben and Matt! The show
is stylish, moody, and plotty as reading the help wanted ads in the paper. I'd rather watch saturday morning cartoons. BYE!
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