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Awake, Season 1HDTV-14Closed Captioning

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Lots of people find themselves leading a double life… but none quite like this. After Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) wakes up from a car accident with his wife and teenage son, he learns the devastating news that his wife died in the crash. Trying to put the pieces of his life back together, he wakes up a few days later to realize that his wife is very much alive and his son died in the accident! Did he lose his wife or his son? Or neither of them? Michael goes back to work solving crimes while trying to put things back on a "normal" track, but alternating between realities provides some challenges. Michael begins seeing two different therapists to help him sort things out, but then again why would he want either "reality" to go away when the totality of both means having his family complete? From groundbreaking writer Kyle Killen comes a drama about the power of the mind, where the inception of life is a mystery and reality might just be overrated.

Customer Reviews

Kyle Killen Strikes Again

"Awake" was the best show on NBC since the first season of "Life". The cast, crew, writing, and production were well-beyond what traditional audiences expect of network television. The critically lauded JJ Abrams show "Lost" could only ever aspire to the level of high-concept intelligent writing that Kyle Killen brings to the small screen. It's almost tragic that Killen is so far ahead of the curve that intrinsically flawed and low-concept shows run for years, while his small-scale masterpieces wither and die. The best comparative to Killen's work is Jos Whedon's later shows, "Firefly" and "Dollhouse", both cancelled, like "Lone Star" and "Awake", before realization, actualization, and exploration of their extraordinary story arcs. It's additional proof-positive that modern audiences are losing their attention spans in favor of instant gratification. NBC is foundering as it tries desperately to cling to over 50 viewers at the expense of investing in smart television. Like "Firefly" and "Dollhouse", "Awake" is destined to be one of those shows that people discover too late and fall in love with only to find that it's already gone.

Amazing Pilot

The depth of these two realities amaze me- I adore how there are two psychologists, and that they are so different- one agreeing, one explaining, both seeming real while seeming to be easily made up. After all, wouldn't a detective want everything to be explained, and be able to fill in all of the blanks subconsciously? And wouldn't he want to be reassured that the world where his child was still alive was real? I found myself wondering many times which world was real, or if either was real at all or Britten just imagined worlds where he only lost one loved one, so he didn't have to cope with the fact that he had lost two. (After all, he woke up and neither Hannah nor Rex was there. What else would I conclude?) The end moment with his wife was just icing on the cake- a very fascinating, emotional cake.
I look forward to the next episode. :)



Awake, Season 1
View in iTunes $9.99
  • HD Version
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: Mar 01, 2012
  • CCin English

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