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Wide Awake for Sleeper Cell

From: Paul Levinson
Series: A View to Media
Length: 01:58

(non-spoiler) review of complete 8-hour season of Sleeper Cell on Showtime: strong series, innovative pacing Read the full description.

Plpbs2_small Just saw the complete 8-hour new season of Sleeper Cell on Showtime - which deserves credit for putting up the whole series On-Demand, before the series finishes its first run. Some of the episodes were brilliant, a few were soft, but all-in-all a powerful series with innovative pacing, especially in the final two episodes.

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Just saw the complete 8-hour new season of Sleeper Cell on Showtime - which deserves credit for putting up the whole series On-Demand, before the series finishes its first run. Some of the episodes were brilliant, a few were soft, but all-in-all a powerful series with innovative pacing, especially in the final two episodes.

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Review of Wide Awake for Sleeper Cell

This review of the upcoming season of "Sleeper Cell" gives little reason for a new viewer to tune in.

I had a couple problems with this review: First, it spends almost half its time on the phenomenon of Showtime On-Demand, which is only tangentially related to the content being reviewed.

Second, and more importantly, after listening to the review, I have no idea what "Sleeper Cell" is, beyond that it is a television produced by Showtime and that it comes highly recommended by the reviewer.

If you are currently a viewer of the program, or are familiar with its content, this might be to your liking, but as an uninitiated listener, it does not answer the most pressing and fundamental questions about the show.

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long version: Paul Levinson is Professor and Chair of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University, author of 12 books, and a frequent guest on television and radio news shows.

short version: Paul Levinson is Professor and Chair of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University

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