2012

Somm

IMDb: 7.0
2012
93 min

Somm takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into the mysterious world of the Court of Master Sommeliers and their massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam.


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The Voice

IMDb: 10
2012
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The Voice is an Australian reality talent show based on the original Dutch version of the program created by John de Mol and is part of a wider international franchise. The first series premiered on the Nine Network on 15 April 2012 featuring Delta Goodrem, Joel Madden, Seal and Keith Urban as the coaches. Karise Eden was the show’s first season’s winner, defeating Darren Percival, Rachael Leahcar and Sarah De Bono in the live-to-air finale broadcast on 18 June 2012. Urban was replaced by Ricky Martin for the show’s second series after joining the American Idol judging panel. The series is hosted by Darren McMullen with Faustina Agolley as the social media correspondent.


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Painted Skin: The Resurrection

IMDb: 6.3
2012
131 min

According to demon lore, it takes hundreds of years to attain human form. Even then, lacking a human heart, a demon cannot experience the true pains and passions of existence. However, there is a legend that if a pure human heart is freely offered to a demon, it can become a mortal and experience true life.
Sequel of Painted Skin (2008).


Country: China

Sparkle

IMDb: 5.7
2012
116 min

Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with music manager Stix (Derek Luke) while dealing with the unexpected challenges her new life will bring as she and her two sisters (Carmen Ejogo and Tika Sumpter) strive to become a dynamic singing group during the Motown-era.


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Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

IMDb: 6.4
2012
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Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 is an American sitcom created by Nahnatchka Khan that aired on ABC in the United States from April 11, 2012 to January 15, 2013. The series originally aired as a mid-season replacement during the 2011–12 television schedule, following Modern Family.


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Smash

IMDb: 5.2
2012
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Smash is an American musical drama television series created by playwright Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg served as one of the executive producers. The series was broadcast in the US by NBC and produced by DreamWorks Television and Universal Television. The series revolves around a fictional New York theater community and specifically the creation of a new Broadway musical. It features a large ensemble cast, led by Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Jeremy Jordan, and Anjelica Huston.

The show debuted on February 6, 2012, and its first season ended on May 14, 2012. Its second and final season premiered on February 5, 2013 and ended on May 26, 2013. NBC announced a change in their lineup in March 2013 and moved the show to Saturdays starting April 6, 2013. The series was officially cancelled on May 10, 2013. Second and final season executive producer/show runner Josh Safran said the final episode of season two would work as a series finale, should the series not be renewed.

The series, particularly the pilot episode, enjoyed some critical success. The first season received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography amongst 4 nominations. The series was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.


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The Mob Doctor

IMDb: 6.7
2012
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For most physicians, the Hippocratic oath is sacred. But for one Chicago doctor, who is indebted to the mafia, saving lives isn’t her only concern. The Mob Doctor is a fast-paced medical drama focusing on a young female surgeon caught between two worlds as she juggles her promising medical career with her family’s debt to Chicago’s Southside mob.


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Sword Art Online

IMDb: 7.3
2012
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The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad.


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Jane by Design

IMDb: 5
2012
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Jane by Design is an American comedy-drama television series on ABC Family. The series followed the life of Jane Quimby, a teenager who had to be mistaken for an adult to finally get her fashion dream job and work with a world-famous designer, Gray Chandler Murray. She has to juggle between two secret lives: one in high school, and one in high fashion. The network green-lighted the series in April 2011. The series premiered on January 3, 2012, following Switched at Birth. On February 29, 2012, the series was given an 8-episode back order. It premiered in the summer on June 5, 2012 and ended on July 31, 2012. On August 17, 2012, ABC Family announced that the show was canceled.


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Last Resort

IMDb: 6.7
2012
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Last Resort is an American military drama television series. When the crew of the U.S. Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine, the USS Colorado, pick up a U.S. Navy SEAL team off Pakistan’s coast, the Colorado receives an order to launch nuclear ballistic missiles at Pakistan.


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TRON: Uprising

IMDb: 6.9
2012
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TRON: Uprising is an American animated science fiction television series, part of the TRON franchise, that aired on Disney XD in the United States from May 18, 2012 to January 28, 2013. The series is directed by Charlie Bean, who also acts as executive producer. Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, and Justin Springer serve as consulting producers. The series is set between Tron and Tron: Legacy. A total of 19 episodes of the series have been produced and aired. The series has not been renewed.


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Asia’s Next Top Model

IMDb: 0
2012
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Asia’s Next Top Model is a reality television show of Top Model Franchise, in which a number of women compete for the title of Asia’s Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modeling industry. The show will feature aspiring models from the entire Far East region, including South Asia subcontinent.

The show was initially set to launch in mid-2012 on Ice-TV, after a deal was arranged with CBS for a Pan-Asian version. The casting process began in March 28, 2012 and was scheduled to end on May 5 of the same year. Later, the deadline was extended to May 21. The show was produced in Singapore.

On April 11, it was publicly revealed that Nadya Hutagalung would take on the role of Head Judge and Host of the series. Fashion Director, Daniel Boey, Fashion Photographer, Todd Anthony Tyler, and model, Joey Mead King took secondary roles as judges. Around early October, STAR World and Channel 8 introduced the 14 finalists for season one, from 13 countries in South, Southeast and East Asia. The show was initially scheduled to premiere on November 4, 2012. However, the global premiere on STAR World was pushed back to November 25 due to monetary problems. The winner of the first cycle was 27 year old Jessica Amornkuldilok from Thailand.


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Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja

IMDb: 0
2012
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Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja is an American animated television series created by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas for Disney XD. It is produced by Titmouse, Inc. and Boulder Media Limited. Many of the character designs were supplied by Jhonen Vasquez, the creator of Invader Zim. The series premiered on September 17, 2012.


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Emily Owens, M.D

IMDb: 5.8
2012
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Emily Owens, M.D. is an American medical drama television series created by Jennie Snyder Urman. It was picked up by The CW on May 11, 2012, It premiered on The CW on October 16, 2012, and aired on Tuesdays at 9:00 pm Eastern/8:00 pm Central. On November 28, 2012, the series was canceled by The CW. The 13th and final episode aired on February 5, 2013.


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Key & Peele

IMDb: 6.9
2012
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Key & Peele is an American sketch comedy television show. It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both former cast members of MADtv. Each episode of the show consists of several pre-taped sketches starring the two actors, introduced by Key and Peele in front of a live studio audience.


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Loiter Squad

IMDb: 8
2012
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Loiter Squad is an American sketch comedy television series starring Tyler, The Creator, Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, and Lionel Boyce from the Los Angeles hip hop group Odd Future. The show regularly features other members of the group as well. Jeff Tremaine, Shanna Zablow, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Lance Bangs, Nick Weidenfeld and Keith Crofford are the show’s executive producers. The show is produced by Dickhouse Entertainment for Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim programming block. The show’s second season made its debut on March 10, 2013.


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Queen In Hyun’s Man

IMDb: 6.8
2012
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Queen In-hyun’s Man is a 2012 South Korean fantasy-romance-action-historical drama television series, starring Ji Hyun-woo and Yoo In-na. The story centers around obscure actress Choi Hee-jin who falls in love with Kim Boong-do, a time-traveling scholar from the Joseon Dynasty who jumps 300 years into the future to the 21st century.

It was broadcast on cable channel tvN from April 18 to June 7, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 23:00 for 16 episodes.


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Fashion King

IMDb: 0
2012
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Fashion King is a South Korean television drama starring Yoo Ah-in, Shin Se-kyung, Lee Je-hoon and Kwon Yuri. It aired on SBS from March 19 to May 22, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 20 episodes.


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Fast N’ Loud

IMDb: 5.8
2012
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Motor mastermind Richard Rawlings and mechanical prodigy Aaron Kaufman search for forgotten and neglected vintage cars. They need big projects and big profits to keep the doors open at Gas Monkey Garage in Dallas, TX.


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The Inbetweeners

IMDb: 4.2
2012
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A group of teenagers navigating high school and charging into adulthood the way everyone does… by taking one step forward and three steps back.


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The Eric Andre Show

IMDb: 5.8
2012
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A comedic talk show from an alternate reality featuring unstable hosts, a variety of celebrities—both real and fake—and unusual studio action.


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A Touch of Cloth

IMDb: 6.9
2012
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Hannah plays DI Jack Cloth, who is called in to investigate an apparent series of serial killings alongside his new partner, DC Anne Oldman, described as a “plucky, no-nonsense sidekick”. Playing with the cliches and conventions of British police dramas, subplots include Cloth dealing with visions of his dead wife and the bisexual DC Oldman coming to grips with her feelings for both her female fiancee and Cloth.


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The Men Who Built America

IMDb: 7
2012
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John D. Rockefeller, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan rose from obscurity and in the process built modern America. Their names hang on street signs, are etched into buildings and are a part of the fabric of history. These men created the American Dream and were the engine of capitalism as they transformed everything they touched in building the oil, rail, steel, shipping, automobile and finance industries. Their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected presidents, set economic policies and influenced major events of the 50 most formative years this country has ever known. From the Civil War to the Great Depression and World War I, they led the way. Using state of the art computer generated imagery that incorporates 12 million historical negatives, many made available for the first time by the Library of Congress, this series will bring back to life the


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Anger Management

IMDb: 6.3
2012
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Charlie is a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. He has a successful private practice and he performs pro bono counseling for an inmate group at a state prison. Prior to his career as a therapist, he was a major league baseball player whose career was put on the shelf for good by his own struggle with anger issues.


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Transporter: The Series

IMDb: 4.8
2012
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Transporter: The Series is an English-language French-Canadian action-adventure television series, spun off from the Transporter film series created by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen. It is co-produced by the French Atlantique Productions and the Canadian boutique entertainment company QVF Inc. in association with broadcast partners M6, RTL, The Movie Network, Movie Central and HBO/Cinemax.

The series follows the events and concept of the film trilogy, continuing adventures of Frank Martin, a professional freelance courier driver for hire who will deliver anything, anywhere – no questions asked – for the right price, and lives by three “unbreakable” rules, which he constantly breaks. Chris Vance takes over the role of Frank from Jason Statham and is joined by Andrea Osvárt, who plays the leading female role in the series, starring as a former CIA agent and love interest for Frank, who organizes his missions, and François Berléand, the only returning actor from the film series, who reprises his role as Inspector Tarconi.

Twelve episodes were ordered for 2012 with an overall budget of $40,000,000, or €30.000.000. The show premiered that year on October 11 in Germany on RTL, and on December 6 in France on M6. The Canadian premiere was on January 4, 2013 on HBO Canada and Super Écran 1. The broadcast started in India on 25th January 2013 on Sony PIX channel.


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World Without End

IMDb: 7.3
2012
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World Without End is an eight episode television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by Ken Follett. It is the follow up to the 2010 miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, also based on a Follett novel. World Without End is set 150 years after The Pillars of the Earth and chronicles the experiences of the fictional English town of Kingsbridge during the start of the Hundred Years’ War and the outbreak of the Black Death. The cast is led by Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, Ben Chaplin, Peter Firth, Charlotte Riley, and Tom Weston-Jones. The mini series varies significantly from the novel in both the plot and characterizations.

The series was produced by German-based Tandem Communications, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, Take 5 Productions, and Galafilm. Filming took place in Hungary, Slovakia and Austria. Executive producers include Ridley and Tony Scott, Rola Bauer, David W. Zucker, Tim Halkin, Jonas Bauer, and John Weber. John Pielmeier adapted the screenplay and Michael Caton-Jones directed all eight episodes.

World Without End will be broadcast on television stations worldwide including Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, Showcase in Canada, SoHo in Australia, ReelzChannel in the United States, and Star Movies in Asia.


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Touch

IMDb: 6.9
2012
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Martin Bohm, a widower and single father, is haunted by an inability to connect to his autistic, mute 11-year-old son, Jake. Their relationship and their lives take an extraordinary turn when he discovers his gifted son has the ability to see things that no one else can and the patterns that connect seemingly unrelated events.


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Some Girls

IMDb: 10
2012
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Some Girls is a British comedy series written by Bernadette Davis that airs on BBC Three. The show stars Adelayo Adedayo, Mandeep Dhillon, Alice Felgate, Natasha Jonas, Dolly Wells, Colin Salmon, Jassa Ahluwalia and Franz Drameh. It debuted on 6 November 2012 and the first series ran for six episodes.

BBC Three announced at the end of the first series that the show would return for a second series. On 18 September 2013, they confirmed that each episode of the second series will premiere on BBC iPlayer a week ahead of being broadcast on BBC Three. The first episode became available on iPlayer on 23 September and will be broadcast on BBC Three on 30 September with the rest of the series following that trend.


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Copper

IMDb: 6
2012
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Kevin Corcoran is a rugged young Irish immigrant policeman trying to keep the peace in the historical Five Points neighborhood in 1860s New York City while searching for information on the disappearance of his wife and death of his daughter.


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The New Normal

IMDb: 5.2
2012
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The New Normal was an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 10, 2012, to April 2, 2013. The series was created and principally written by Ryan Murphy and Ali Adler. The storyline follows a wealthy homosexual couple, Bryan and David, who are living in Los Angeles. Deciding to have a child, they choose a surrogate mother, Goldie Clemmons, who moves in to their home with her nine-year-old daughter Shania.


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Blood Relatives

IMDb: 6
2012
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Blood Relatives is an American documentary television series on Investigation Discovery that debuted on June 7, 2012. Narrated by Brenda Strong, the voice of Desperate Housewives character Mary Alice Young, the series examines murders that were committed within families. Blood Relatives has been renewed for a third season.


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The Soul Man

IMDb: 0
2012
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R&B superstar-turned-minister Reverend Boyce “The Voice” Ballentine was living the high life in Las Vegas at the top of the music charts when he gets the calling to go from soul singer to soul saver. Relocating to St. Louis with his wife, Lolli and his daughter, Lyric to take over the preaching duties in his father’s church, his family is not exactly eager to give up the fabulous superstar life for a humble one.


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The Great Seer

IMDb: 5
2012
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The Great Seer is a 2012 South Korean historical television series, starring Ji Sung, Ji Jin-hee, Song Chang-eui, Kim So-yeon and Lee Yoon-ji. Set during the turbulent decline of Goryeo, it is about practicers of divination and the power that they hold over the fate of the country. It aired on SBS from October 10, 2012 to February 7, 2013 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 35 episodes.


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Dr. Jin

IMDb: 6
2012
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Dr. Jin is a 2012 South Korean historical television drama series, starring Song Seung-hun in the title role of Dr. Jin, a 21st-century neurosurgeon who travels back in time to the Joseon Dynasty. Also starring Park Min-young, Lee Beom-soo, Kim Jaejoong of JYJ and Lee So-yeon, it aired on MBC from May 26 to August 12, 2012 on Saturdays and Sundays at 21:50 for 22 episodes.

Based on the Japanese manga series Jin written by Motoka Murakami, the series is the third television adaptation of the manga following the Japanese television drama JIN, starring Takao Osawa which aired on TBS in 2009 and its sequel in 2011. “Revamped with Korean sentiment,” the setting was changed from the original’s Edo period to the Joseon Dynasty, during the reign of King Cheoljong of Joseon, and real-life Japanese historical figure Sakamoto Ryoma was replaced with Joseon political figure Lee Ha-eung.

The early working title was Time Slip Dr. Jin.


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Faith

IMDb: 7.3
2012
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Faith is a 2012 South Korean fusion fantasy-historical-medical television series broadcast by SBS from August 13 to October 30, 2012 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes. It is about a modern-day plastic surgeon who gets kidnapped and travels back in time to the Goryeo period, 700 years in the past. There, she meets and falls in love with a warrior who is the leader of the royal guard.


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Political Animals

IMDb: 7.6
2012
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Former first lady and current Secretary of State Elaine Barrish Hammond try to keep her family together while simultaneously dealing with crises of the State Department and fending off the hungry DC journalist who is bent on destroying her career.


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Brickleberry

IMDb: 6.8
2012
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Brickleberry National Park is facing closure, but not if the park’s dysfunctional park rangers can help it!

“Brickleberry,” an animated half-hour series, follows the crazy bunch of park rangers as they do their worst to keep the park running. Steve (David Herman) has been “Ranger of the Month” every month for years, so he feels threatened when Ethel (Natasha Leggero) is transferred from Yellowstone National Park to help whip the park into shape. Connie (Roger Black) and Denzel (Jerry Minor) are two unique rangers that each bring special skills (or in Denzel’s case, lack of skills) to the job, and Woody (Tom Kenny) is the hapless Head Ranger who puts nothing above his beloved park, except his adopted bear cub, Malloy (Daniel Tosh), who he’s taken in and spoils to death.


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Awake

IMDb: 6.9
2012
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Michael lives in two separate realities after a car accident. In one reality, his wife Hannah survives the accident; in the other reality, his son Rex survives. Michael does not know which reality is “real”, and uses the wristbands to differentiate the two. He sees two therapists: Dr. Jonathan Lee in the “red reality” and Dr. Judith Evans in the “green reality”. At work, Michael’s erratic behavior triggers clashes with his team; they do not know about Michael’s uncanny ability to solve crimes using details from both realities.


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666 Park Avenue

IMDb: 6.2
2012
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What would you do to have everything you desire? Step inside 666 Park Avenue, New York’s most seductive address. We all have some burning needs, desires and ambitions. For the residents of The Drake, the premier apartment building on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, these will all be met – for a price – courtesy of the building’s mysterious owner, Gavin Doran. But be careful what you wish for, because the price you have to pay is your soul.


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