Push, Nevada

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  1. MickeS

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    Did anyone watch it? I watched it but fell asleep after 10 minutes, not because the show was bad but because I was tired. I did tape it though, so I'm just wondering if it's worth my time to watch it, or if I should skip it?

    How about the contest to win money, how was that angle handled?
     
  2. Dave Kalloch

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    Pretty entertaining by itsself, in a Twin Peaks meets Northern Exposure kinda way. I think I saw a website address flash on the screen near the beginning. That might clue us in on the contest angle.
     
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    There were actually many clues flashing by in the background
    of the show.

    For example, the number on his hotel room (trailer room)
    was something like "10624A" when he walked in and looked
    like "$1,045" on his way out.

    Also, he walked by a house watching "ALiAs" which might
    be a clue that clues exist on that show.

    The bull horns above the door sure were featured a lot.

    plus much more....

    I think the web address was "www.pushtimes.com"

    Dr. Joe
     
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    I really wanted to get into the show, but it seemed like something from a very bad TWIN PEAKS episode. I almost perked up when Armand Assante (sp?) showed up, but I was online by then and didn't get back into the story. Will probably tape it tomorrow, just in case it starts kicking into gear.
     
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    I, too, fell asleep about halfway through.

    The show has an interesting concept/idea, the problem seems to be in the execution.

    I didn't find the characters to be that compelling and I thought the show was a weak step-sister to "Twin Peaks."

    That's not to say that it won't get better, but there is simply way too much TV this fall and it will likely not make my must watch list each week.

    Must-Watch List for 2002-03:
    "24"
    "Monk"
    "Scrubs"
    "The Dead Zone"
    "Smallville"
    "Friends"
    "Robber Homicide Division" (Here's hoping it is good)
     
  6. Lew Crippen

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    My wife and I enjoyed this show. We will watch again. It remains to be seen if they can pull this off. Certainly Twin Peaks trailed off towards the end. Then again, this has only 13 episodes.
     
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    During the title sequence I saw the web address (www.dmvf.com - move alphabetically one letter to the right in the word "clue" and you get "dmvf") flash on the screen and immediately went to that web site. It seems as if there is only one important clue revealed per episode and that website hands it right to you. I spent the rest of the hour browsing through other related web sites, only occasionally actually watching the show. The show certainly didn't do much to pull my attention away from the computer. For some reason I can't root for a federal income tax auditor as a protagonist. [​IMG]
    Brad
     
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    I'm 99% that only the first clue is going to be on that website. If you go to the ABC website and then the link for the show, it displays the rules. It states that the producers may choose to blatantly tell the first clue in order to show how the process works. I had a feeling they would do that way before the show started though, just so that people could get acclimatized to the show. If you noticed, they not only gave the website, but showed a fictional clip from "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" which totally gave the amount away as well when it said "You just answered the $64,000 question; now remember you're playing for $1,045,000." I doubt that all the clues are going to be so obvious.
     
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    I kind of enjoyed it. It's definitely "Twin Peaks" light, but they set the mystery up well enough that I'll tune in for the next episode.
    Affleck has stated in interviews that they knew they had an uphill battle by making their lead an IRS agent, but I thought the speech he gave to the fat casino guy gave him a certain nobility. Jim Prufrock is definitely the Dale Cooper of the IRS. [​IMG]
     
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    i thought it was great....I like Jim's characterand how he makes the IRS look like "good" people [​IMG] I've heard talk of this show for over a year, so its finally nice to see the results.
     
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    Is the episode from Tuesday the same episode that is supposed to "premeire" tonight (Thursday)?
     
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    Tuesday's premiere will be repeated tonight at 8 (7 central). A new episode will follow in what will be the show's actual timeslot, 9 (8 central) Thursday night.
     
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    Watched both episodes to date. I will not be wasting my time again. I don't think this one is gonna air it's 13 eps in the can. Very boring.
     
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    Argh! I taped the episode at 8/7c last night, thinking it was episode 2... I didn't know that episode 2 didn't come on until 9/8c!! Oh well, I guess I blew my chance at winning then, eh? [​IMG] I might as well skip the whole thing.
     
  15. Joe_H

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    Don't worry... I watched the show, and I still have no idea what the clue is yet. I can't believe the detail they went through for this though. Theres a fictional newspaper www.pushtimes.com, a fictional conspiracy theorist website www.enochonline.com, advertisements for companys in Push, a Chamber of Commerce website, and the of course the site www.dmvf.com which was already mentioned. BTW, that site mentions 2:Television, but it seems to me like thats just another hint, not the actual clue. I already know i don't have a chance at the money, but I'm just trying to figure out whats going on.
     
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    For a compilation of websites I've found:
    www.pushtimes.com
    www.enochonline.com
    www.dmfv.com
    www.visitpush.com
    www.versailles-casino.com
    Now, where 2: Television goes to a site that says:
    "On Coffee Mugs (As Seen on Television)" and is a psuedo-article on the variety of coffee mugs. But, Clue (On Coffee Mugs)? Perhaps its that female deputy sheriff's name or she has something to do with it? (Our protagonist found out her name by reading it off her coffee mug)
     
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    I found the show compelling enough that I'll watch it a third time.
    The thing I can't get past now that I noticed it - I'll be damned if that lead character doesn't look like the hellspawn offspring of David Duchovney and Pee Wee Herman[​IMG]
     
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    I came home from work today and started watching last nights episode of Push off my tivo and i fell asleep. Ill try and watch the end in the morning because tonight Firefly, John Doe and Monk are on :)

    capt
     
  19. Joe_H

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    Not to mention that on the TV in the show, the same person who 'wrote' that article had a mug that said "Good Morning Push" on it.

    Not that it matters anyway cuz I really don't think I have a chance, but the part that confuses me most is... what are people actually supposed to do with these clues? I guess maybe the final clue could possibly be a phone number or address or something?
     
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    I watched my tape of "Push, Nevada" this morning (first episode, missed the second) and I actually enjoyed it quite a bit.
    Yes, the lead actor reminds me too of David Duchovny. It's a cool character, and the actor does a good job.
    As I expected, it was hard to understand the motivations and reasons behind the actions in the show, but I guess (hope) it'll become clearer as the show progresses. I think I'll skip the contest aspect of it and focus on just the story, it was good enough to do that. [​IMG]
     

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