As the leaves turn, and you begin craving Mama’s home-cooked meals, couchpotato.buzz is gonna bring you the best new TV shows to help get you through those long, dark winter nights.
Some shows you may have heard of, some you hopefully haven’t, so here’s the first – USA Network’s Falling Water…
That singular “A Producer of The Walking Dead” is Gale Anne Hurd (Terminator) with her fourth current show on the air. The other two on the tip of your tongue are Fear The Walking Dead and SyFy’s Hunters. But SyFy doesn’t really count as TV… only kidding; we love you really!
Falling Water tells the story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each is on a quest for something that can only be found in their subconscious.
Bill offers Tess $50,000 to take part in his shared dream experiments…
Tess (Lizzie Brocheré) already uses her strong connection to her dreams to predict what next season’s big fashion apparel will be but when millionaire Icelandic businessman, Bill Boerg (Zak Orth) offers her the chance to take part in his shared dream experiments, she seizes her opportunity to search for the little boy she swears she gave birth to.
Gone for a Burton
Corporate compliance / security liaison and Englishman in New York, Burton (David Ajala) searches for his missing girlfriend while caught up in some kind of corporate cover up.
Did I leave a fork in the spoon drawer?
And seemingly posited much more in the real world, Take (Will Yun Lee) is the New York detective tasked with piecing all this together while investigating a suicide cult.
Will Yun Lee, Lizzie Brocheré and David Ajala
With the three main leads played by a French woman, an Asian man and an English black man, Falling Water is just as diverse, if not more so than our favorite cyber-thriller, which Mr Robot Hacks always applauds, especially as (in our own form of the Bechdel test) neither race nor gender are even mentioned in the first two episodes.
Falling Water is a traditional mystery with the added twist of following the protagonists into their dreams. All the main characters are searching for something that they believe will lead to them to answer questions and provide them with the fulfillment that they now lack.
Of course, not knowing what’s real and what’s not is a huge part mystery shows and I believe that some people know (ahem, Bill Boerg) much more than they are letting on!
The themes of Falling Water; shared dreams and oneirism lend themselves much more closely to horror meaning there is a spooky, slight Jacob’s Ladder vibe to this show…
Any show which asks “Do you ever get the feeling your dreams are trying to tell you something” is enough to hook me in… what about you?
Falling Water airs Thursdays on USA Network at 10/9c