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A detective investigates a mysterious motel room, which acts as a portal to an alternate universe.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
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 Joe Miller (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Jennifer Bloom (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Wally Jabrowski (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Dr. Martin Ruber (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Lee Bridgewater (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Anna Miller (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Karl Kreutzfeld (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Isaac Kreutzfeld (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Anthony (3 episodes, 2006)
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 Lou Destefano (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Margaret Milne (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Suzie Kang (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Helen Ruber (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Howard 'The Weasel' Montague (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Arjun Mehta (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Eddie McCleister / ... (2 episodes, 2006)
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 Little Jim (2 episodes, 2006)
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Detective Joe Miller comes into possession of a seemingly innocuous motel room key while working on a murder case. The key can open every door and take him into a motel room that seems to exist outside of normal time and space. However, if he leaves something in the motel room that did not originally come from there, it will be gone as soon as the room "resets"... He discovers that there are special objects hidden in different places. They don't look special, but they have special powers. When his daughter disappears and he is framed for killing his partner, he must find a way to bring her back from the room, while working with different groups and people searching for the objects. But who can he really trust when everyone goes crazy after touching the objects... Written by Johnny4747

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Some doors are better left closed.


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In "The Eye and the Prime Object," the cartoon Isaac is watching in the beginning is To Build a Better Mousetrap (1999), an animated short by series co-creator Christopher Leone. See more »

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Whenever Joe looks out the window from the motel room, the reflection of the motel sign is backwards. See more »

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Thoughtful, Well-planned, Well-executed
12 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am thoroughly enthralled by what this show has to offer. I had the benefit of catching a repeat of the first few episodes back to back, and I am hooked beyond belief.

What stuns me is that everything seems to have a purpose behind it. At first, it appears to be an adventure that is random for the sake of being random. However, as the show unravels, there is a strange sense of mystery that would make Sir Arthur Conan Doyle proud. Shows like Lost have failed to grab my attention simply because I felt as if the writers were trying to make a 5-show plot thread last for fifty.

To be honest, I don't believe I've been this hooked on a show since Firefly. The main character could have easily been played by Nathan Fillion to the same effect of character. I hesitate to make any more comparisons; I'd hate for people to think this show is a hybrid of this or that. Something about it makes it completely unique.

I'm looking forward to where this show goes. I actually believe that history will remember this show as a benchmark for things to come.


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