• GQjock

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    Apr 18, 2012 8:10 PM GMT
    Anybody ever watch this new show?

    I think it's one of the most ingenious things on Television right now
    After a detective is in an auto accident
    He lives one life where it's his Wife who dies in the accident ." and the other half of his life where it's his teenage son who died

    And each life is separated by the act of sleeping ....... Which means he doesn't know which is a dream and which one is reality

    Each life has similar but different trials ..... And each one has it's very own Shrink

    The Cast is first rate ....

    Wilmer Valderama from That 70s Show plays his silica in one of the lives.....
    He grew up wellicon_biggrin.gif

    If you haven't seen it check it out .... I think it's one of the best things on
  • GQjock

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    Apr 20, 2012 11:06 AM GMT
    No one watches it

    Here's one reason you should

  • vblue87

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    Apr 20, 2012 11:35 AM GMT
    I love it!!
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    Apr 20, 2012 11:44 AM GMT
    GQjock said
    Wilmer Valderama from That 70s Show plays his silica in one of the lives.....

    I saw this when I was visiting some friends last month. Seems like a cool premise, but I don't really watch tv.

    I'm really posting to ask what you mean by "his silica" though...

    I checked urbandictionary and a regular dictionary and have no clue how that word is used to describe a person. Slang for detective partner?
  • GQjock

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    Apr 20, 2012 3:21 PM GMT
    Haha.... Live by the iPad... Die by the iPad

    His "silica" was MEANT to be his "side kick"

    The iPad changed it icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 20, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    I watch it. I like it and think it is done well. They portray both his 'realms' well. However currently there dosent seem to be any long term story arc besides the chief in one reality involved in a cover up behind his back.
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    Apr 20, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    While perhaps clever to have adapted to a TV series, the concept is hardly ingenious in any sense of being inventive, rather it is copycatted. Good to see the notion being spread nontheless, as it is our heritage to be able to experience life more fully than most of us do. And everyone should know that this type of experience is available to them.

    In media the plot of living two lives has been used in various ways such as Star Treks TNG's The Inner Light...

    I've reported on other threads that the idea of dreaming lucidly, of living reality as real during sleep as the reality we live while awake has been an inborn hobby of mine, unable, as a child, to even discern a difference between my waking and sleeping life.

    At that time, it was thought of by western science to be impossible to be awakened in dreams though it was referenced often enough by poets ("All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." ~~ Edgar Allen Poe), and authors ("Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake" ~~ Henry David Thoreau), philosphers ("When we dream that we dream we are beginning to wake up." ~~Novalis) and mystics alike; and, for at least a 1000 years, Tibetans have been not just aware of the concept but systematically studied it long before western science had an inkling, or western entertainment a profit motive.

    One of the best renditions I've seen in the media of being aware while sleeping, or of living two realities was portrayed in the movie Contact, which even simulates fairly well the experience known as astral projection, another lucid aspect of dreaming...

    On the subject of living a dream as we live our lives awake, here follows is a very good talk by Stephen LaBerge, a psychophysiologist from Stanford who, early on with others like Charles T. Tart, worked to understand these altered states of consciousness and to bring them to the light of the western mind. Had only he started his work 10-20 years earlier, he'd have saved me a shit load of problems with I was a kid. Glad for the work he's done, however....

    "Dreaming is perception unconstrained by sensory input. Perception is dreaming constrained by sensory input." ~~Stephen LaBerge