Awake (2012)

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After a car accident takes the life of a family member, a police detective lives two alternating parallel lives, one with his wife and one with his son. Is one of his "realities" merely a dream?

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 Michael Britten (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Hannah Britten (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Detective Isaiah 'Bird' Freeman (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Rex Britten (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Dr. John Lee (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Tara (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Detective Efrem Vega (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Dr. Judith Evans (13 episodes, 2012)
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 Captain Tricia Harper (9 episodes, 2012)
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 Emma (7 episodes, 2012)
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Drama series about a detective who finds he is leading an arduous double life that defies reality. Following a tragic car accident, detective Michael Britten finds himself awake in two separate realities: one where his teen son, Rex, died in the crash and his wife, Hannah, survived and another where Hannah has perished, leaving Michael and Rex to pick up the pieces. In order to keep both of his loved ones alive, Michael begins living in two dueling realities, churning up confusion. In one reality, Michael and his wife debate having another child, while in the other, his son Rex is turning to his tennis coach, Tara, to fill the void from the loss of his mother. Trying to regain some normalcy, Michael returns to solving crimes in both worlds with the help of two different partners, Detective Isaiah "Bird" Freeman and Detective Efrem Vega. Michael is assigned a different case in each reality and quickly discovers that his dual existence is actually a powerful tool. He begins to solve ... Written by NBC

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Two Dreams. One Reality.


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Each reality has a color scheme in relation to Michael's wife and son's favorite colors. When he is on Hannah's side, the color scheme consists of warmer colors, mainly red. While on Rex's cooler colors, mainly green, are seen. See more »

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No dreams or no reality?
22 February 2012 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Only wakefulness and sleep. No dream. Or perhaps no reality? And who decides what is reality? An exciting new TV series, which began with an outstanding pilot. Crime, drama, mystery... wisely mixed ingredients that promise a splendid series. It will be hard to wait each week to see the sequel. And even more until mid-March, now. Unfortunately, as with many TV series with complicated plots, there is the risk of a sudden interruption. Let's hope not because it seems very promising. Amusing character played by B. D. Wong, as the counterpart played by Cherry Jones. Probably, "marble face" of Steve Harris fits for this part, or at least it seems appropriate to me. So far, however, only a good introduction: let's hope for a worthy continuation!


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