History Series / NowhereMan

22nd Mar '18 10:32:48 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: ''Series/ThePrisoner'' meets ''Series/TheFugitive'' with a dash of the ''Series/TheXfiles''.
29th Jan '18 7:15:05 PM CharlesPhipps
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* MysteriousInformant: Partway through the series one of the members of the conspiracy starts giving Tom info on the Organization who "erased him" in hopes Tom will take them down from without so he can more easily take them down from within.

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* MysteriousInformant: Partway through the series one of the members of the conspiracy starts giving Tom info on the Organization who "erased him" in hopes Tom will take them down from without so he can more easily take them down from within. [[spoiler: He's eventually killed and Thomas' computer hacked.]]
29th Jan '18 7:13:41 PM CharlesPhipps
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%%* AdventureTowns

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%%* AdventureTowns* AdventureTowns: Owing much to the influence of Series/TheFugitive, Thomas would often go to one of these.



%%* CyberPunk

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%%* CyberPunk* CyberPunk: A more cerebral kind which fit with TheConspiracy and TheNineties zeigeist.



%%* DramaticHourLong
%%* TheEndingChangesEverything

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%%* DramaticHourLong
%%* TheEndingChangesEverything
* {{Defictionalization}}: At one point, Thomas gets a handheld computer which would be ridiculously high tech in the Nineties but is the kind we have now.
* DramaticHourLong: In the style of the X-Files.
* TheEndingChangesEverything: [[spoiler: The knowledge Thomas Veil doesn't exist ala Quaid in Film/TotalRecall and it was all a set up is certainly a game changer.]]



%%* FailureIsTheOnlyOption
%%* FakeMemories

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%%* FailureIsTheOnlyOption
%%* FakeMemories
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The conspiracy is all but omnipotent. Thomas also can't trust his own sense of reality.
* FakeMemories: The Conspiracy often plays with the sense of reality of people via {{Gaslighting}}. [[spoiler: Thomas Veil never existed, for example.]]



** Later, it's implied the organization is a corporate/media/industrial firm that works more or less like TheIlluminati.



%%* IronicEcho: [[spoiler: "My name is Thomas Veil"]]
%%* LossOfIdentity

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%%* * TheIlluminati: The Conspiracy is ''everywhere.'' They also have access to sci-fi technology that is beyond what regular society has.
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IronicEcho: [[spoiler: "My name is Thomas Veil"]]
%%* LossOfIdentity
Veil" since Thomas Veil never existed]].
* LossOfIdentity: The premise of the show is Thomas Veil becoming an {{Unperson}}. This messes with his sense of self.



%%* MundaneDogmatic
%%* OntologicalMystery: Of a sort.

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%%* MundaneDogmatic
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* MundaneDogmatic: It's apparently the 90s of the United States but TheConspiracy has near absolute control over society from multiple levels.
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OntologicalMystery: Of a sort.sort. The audience is often left questioning how much is real and how much is fake information.



%%* SternChase

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%%* SternChase* SternChase: The Conspiracy is chasing Thomas Veil, though not very hard, and it's implied letting him go a few times. It's only when he screws with their operations that they lay the hammer down.



%%* YankTheDogsChain
%%* WalkingTheEarth

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%%* YankTheDogsChain
%%* WalkingTheEarth
* YankTheDogsChain: Thomas sometimes ruins a Conspiracy operation or scores some temporary victories but, just as often, they completely destroy his sense of self.
* WalkingTheEarth: Thomas can never stay too long in any one place or the Conspiracy finds him.
* XMeetsY: ''Series/ThePrisoner'' meets ''Series/TheFugitive'' with a dash of the ''Series/TheXfiles''.
12th Aug '17 4:39:57 PM nombretomado
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* XMeetsY: Some fans describe this show as ''Series/TheFugitive'' meets ''[[Series/ThePrisoner1967 The Prisoner]]''.
6th Jan '17 3:59:34 AM Hjortron18
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The noirish action of ''Nowhere Man'' may or may not be taking place entirely in the mind of its hero, Thomas Veil (BruceGreenwood), a photojournalist specializing in stark, brutal war shots. In the first episode, Veil attends a showing of his work, which includes "Hidden Agenda," a disturbing photo of American military personnel apparently presiding over an execution in an unnamed Third World country. Almost immediately upon its display, Veil's life is ... destroyed. Erased. Zeroed. [[UnPerson Un-Personed]]. He becomes a fugitive non-person, on the run from the mysterious forces that want the "Hidden Agenda" photo destroyed and forgotten.

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The noirish action of ''Nowhere Man'' may or may not be taking place entirely in the mind of its hero, Thomas Veil (BruceGreenwood), (Creator/BruceGreenwood), a photojournalist specializing in stark, brutal war shots. In the first episode, Veil attends a showing of his work, which includes "Hidden Agenda," a disturbing photo of American military personnel apparently presiding over an execution in an unnamed Third World country. Almost immediately upon its display, Veil's life is ... destroyed. Erased. Zeroed. [[UnPerson Un-Personed]]. He becomes a fugitive non-person, on the run from the mysterious forces that want the "Hidden Agenda" photo destroyed and forgotten.
20th Dec '16 11:22:10 PM MikeW
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** Veil soon discovers he's not the only one this has happened to. Indeed, he finds an entire town full of people who have suffered this fate.
12th Dec '16 1:23:34 PM MikeW
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* ChristmasEpisode: It's nearly Christmas when Tom sees a newspaper reporting that the FBI are looking for him to testify. His family welcomes him back for the holiday and everything seems to have been a mistake. [[spoiler: [[YankTheDogsChain Then he finds the house has been turned over by his wife, looking for the negatives. He takes them from the hiding place]] [[StatusQuoIsGod and goes back on the run.]]]]

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* ChristmasEpisode: It's nearly Christmas when Tom sees a newspaper reporting that the FBI are looking for him to testify. His family welcomes him back for the holiday and everything seems to have been a mistake. [[spoiler: [[YankTheDogsChain Then he finds the house has been turned over by his wife, looking for the negatives. He also finds a video tape showing the "newscasts" of the conspiracy taken down were just a bunch of actors filming what they thought was a movie. He takes them the negatives from the hiding place]] [[StatusQuoIsGod and goes back on the run.]]]]
17th Nov '16 2:02:07 PM lefton4ya
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* PostModernism / {{Recursive Canon}}: One of the Conspiracy's plots involves broadcasting a television show that depicts scenes from Veil's life after his erasure with almost shot-for-shot recreations of the actual show, but with {{StylisticSuck|bad acting and camera work}}. It got to the point of a {{Mind Screw}} where he had to do things out of character in order to defeat their plans.

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* PostModernism / {{Recursive Canon}}: One of the Conspiracy's plots involves broadcasting a television show that depicts scenes from Veil's life after his erasure with almost shot-for-shot recreations of the actual show, but with {{StylisticSuck|bad [[StylisticSuck bad acting and camera work}}.work]]. It got to the point of a {{Mind Screw}} where he had to do things out of character in order to defeat their plans.
17th Nov '16 2:00:45 PM lefton4ya
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* PostModernism / {{Recursive Canon}}: One of the Conspiracy's plots involves broadcasting a television show that depicts scenes from Veil's life after his erasure with almost shot-for-shot recreations of the actual show, but with [[Stylistic suck|bad acting and camera work]]. It got to the point of a {{Mind Screw} where he had to do things out of character in order to defeat their plans.

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* PostModernism / {{Recursive Canon}}: One of the Conspiracy's plots involves broadcasting a television show that depicts scenes from Veil's life after his erasure with almost shot-for-shot recreations of the actual show, but with [[Stylistic suck|bad {{StylisticSuck|bad acting and camera work]]. work}}. It got to the point of a {{Mind Screw} Screw}} where he had to do things out of character in order to defeat their plans.
17th Nov '16 1:59:19 PM lefton4ya
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* PostModernism: One of the Conspiracy's plots involves randomly broadcasting a television show that depicts scenes from Veil's life after his erasure.

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* PostModernism: PostModernism / {{Recursive Canon}}: One of the Conspiracy's plots involves randomly broadcasting a television show that depicts scenes from Veil's life after his erasure.erasure with almost shot-for-shot recreations of the actual show, but with [[Stylistic suck|bad acting and camera work]]. It got to the point of a {{Mind Screw} where he had to do things out of character in order to defeat their plans.
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