Donald’s recent review of the new TV series The Event got me thinking about the one scene from that show that I watched, which involved a man attempting to go back to his hotel room to see his girlfriend only to discover that there was no record of his ever having stayed in the hotel and no trace of his girlfriend. This triggered a memory of a 15 year-old series that ran for exactly one full season on the fledgling United Paramount Network. The series, called Nowhere Man, starred Bruce Greenwood as a photojournalist whose life is literally erased after seeing something he wasn’t meant to see.
As I remember it, he goes to dinner with his wife, steps away for two minutes to use the restroom, and when he returns, she has disappeared, and nobody will acknowledge she was ever there. And it only gets worse. When he finally does manage to get back to his house, his wife answers the door with another man at her side, and she claims to have no idea who Greenwood is. And so it goes…(more…)