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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Awake Pilot = Magnificent!
19 February 2012 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

This is my first review, did not consider reviewing any shows since almost everyone disagrees, but let's agree to disagree :)

My eyes were glued to the screen while i was watching the pilot and every single second of it, i did love.

Why? Because it's something new and believe me i have watched too many TV shows to be easily impressed by a new one, since its almost always the same "stuff" BUT..

Awake - did it, it impressed me. I'm highly grateful to those producers that gave this show it's awesomeness...

I see that many people do like this show and rated 10, in my opinion: that's exactly what this show deserves!

So if you are searching for a TV show where there is drama, mysteriousness, crime, awesomeness and at last but not the vary least NEW? This is a show you've got to see, don't take my word for it and see for your self ;)

Best regards Jusup


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