MrBlack wrote:My wife watched a bit of the show and got sick of the constant spectre of grief very quickly.
does there need to be?
If you have a show that is otherwise grounded in normal reality, and then just say, "Oh yeah, this guy is living in two alternate realities at once" then it begs the question: what the fuck is up with that alternate reality business? Because that's not a thing that happens in normal reality.
So, has he just been driven crazy by the loss of his family, and he's fashioned two separate dream worlds in his head to cope?
Or did the Large Hadron Collider explode and shatter reality as we know it?
And this is why the show, as good as it is, will fail.
It's too depressing for people like Mrs. Black, and too existential for people like Mr. Strict.
Large chunks of the audience are gonna get fed up with the "mystery" of which world is real.(if either is or if both, why) and give up watching. Or the writers are going to answer these question which would be jumping the shark.