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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16 February 2012 (USA)  »

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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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Brilliant!
8 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ahhhhh...I finally found an oasis in the middle of mediocre television! The premise behind this series is novel and provocative. After surviving a tragic car accident involving both his wife and his son, a detective finds himself living in alternating, parallel existences with two distinct (and contradictory) realities. I had to resist the temptation to think up different ways he could "validate" one reality versus the other...but then realized that you could distort either or both enough to make the storyline plausible. Using two different psychiatrists in the framework that debate the existence of the other is brilliant. The intersection of these two realities (where it appears the events in one reality are "co-incidentally" related to the events in another, in some enigmatic way, adds to the mystery. This show is an intriguing mind-bender that I suspect will become quite addictive!


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