Awake 1 Season 2012

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Season 1
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1. Pilot AGES_15_AND_OVER

When Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) regains consciousness following his family's car accident, he is told that his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) perished, but that his teen son, Rex (Dylan Minnette), has survived. As he tries to put the pieces of his life back together he awakens again in a world in which his wife is very much alive, but his son Rex died in the accident.

Starring:
Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen
Runtime:
43 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Pilot

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Season 1
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    1. Pilot When Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) regains consciousness following his family's car accident, he is told that his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) perished, but that his teen son, Rex (Dylan Minnette), has survived. As he tries to put the pieces of his life back together he awakens again in a world in which his wife is very much alive, but his son Rex died in the accident.

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    2. The Little Guy Detective Michael Britten continues to deal with his parallel versions of reality. In one world he's looking for ways to reconnect with his son, Rex, by offering him some normalcy while they deal with his mother's death. In the other, Britten works to understand the emotions that his grieving wife, Hannah is going through.

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    3. Guilty Detective Michael Britten's two worlds spin out of control when his son Rex is kidnapped by an escaped convict, Cooper, a man Britten arrested 10-years ago. In his other reality, Hannah is upset that Britten cannot attend an event honoring their deceased son because he is tracking down a missing teenage boy.

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    4. Kate is Enough While investigating an alleged suicide during an upscale yacht party with Detective Vega, Detective Britten runs into Rex's former babysitter Kate (guest star Brianna Brown). Later, in a case Britten is investigating with "Bird", Kate appears again, this time as a suspect. Dr. Lee and Dr. Evans try to help him make sense of his run in with these two very different versions of the same woman.

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    5. Oregon Detective Britten suddenly becomes a suspect in his own case when an FBI agent, Santoro, questions his methods of tracking down a serial killer thought to be dead. Meanwhile, in the wake of her son's death, Hannah is finding comfort in exploring the possibility of moving to Oregon and going back to school. Both Dr. Lee and Dr.

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    6. That's Not My Penguin While working a hostage situation with Detective Vega, Detective Michael Britten unexpectedly finds himself collaborating with Dr. Lee. In an effort to calm down Gabriel Wyath (Guest Star Billy Lush) -- a patient who has threatened to blow up a mental hospital -- Britten is compromised, and the effects follow him into his other reality.

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    7. Ricky's Tacos An unexpected tip leads Detective Britten to an empty warehouse that was tied to a case he was investigating prior to the accident. His curiosity causes concern for Captain Harper. Meanwhile, Hannah prepares for the move to Oregon. Bird and Britten investigate a mysterious suicide, while Detective Vega and Britten work on a 3 year-old homicide. Later, Dr.

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    8. Nightswimming While, he and Bird work to reunite a couple and help them prepare for a new life within the witness protection program, Detective Britten realizes that he needs to take his own advice and begin preparing for his new life with his wife, Hannah.

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    9. Game Day A big football rivalry captures the attention of the police department, but all bets are off when the final play goes both ways in Detective Britten's two realities. In one world a dispute between rival fans leads to a murder in the stadium parking lot and in the other an in-the-red gambler gets burned. Meanwhile, Rex is suffering from a broken heart.

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    10. Slack Water Detective Britten and Bird look into what appears to be a case of gang violence, but clues from his other reality force him to look a little closer. Meanwhile, Hannah uses her intuition to talk through a tough situation with Rex's girlfriend Emma. Later, Captain Harper (guest star Laura Innes) finds herself having to take back a promise and Detective Vega is planning Britten's going away party.

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    11. Say Hello to My Little Friend A strange dream disrupts Detective Britten's ability to switch to his other reality and the appearance of a mysterious man, (guest star Kevin Weisman) causes him distress. Soon memories of the accident begin to surface and Britten has to come to grips with one of his losses. Later, Captain Harper (guest star Laura Innes) shows growing concern over his erratic behavior.

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    12. Two Birds Detective Britten doesn't know who to trust when the truth behind the accident begins to reveal itself and a high-ranking conspiracy threatens both of his realities. In a moment of frustration, Britten decides to take the law into his own hands and goes after Detective Hawkins (guest star Kevin Weisman), putting himself and Bird in the crosshairs of the conspirators.

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    13. Turtles all the Way Down The entire police force is on a man hunt for Detective Britten who relentlessly works to bring down the conspirators who tore his family apart. Britten trusts no one and time is running out as he gets closer to the truth. Bird and Detective Vega decide to help their struggling partner. When Britten's worlds begin to clash, bringing together the dueling psychiatrists, Dr. Lee and Dr.

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Thriller
Director David Slade
Starring Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen
Supporting actors Steve Harris, Dylan Minnette, Bd Wong, Michaela Mcmanus, Wilmer Valderrama, Cherry Jones
Season year 2012
Network Twentieth Century Fox
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By M. Hepworth on 13 July 2012
Format: DVD
Awake is a high-quality, high-concept US TV series with an audacious premise. LAPD detective Michael Britten has lost a member of his family in a car accident. He goes through his day with his wife, Hannah, trying to cope with the loss of their son, Rex. When Michael sleeps, he is instantly awake again. Now he is a widower and single father, trying to help the now-living Rex cope with the tragic loss of Hannah in the accident. Intrigued? You should be.

On one level Awake is a standard TV detective drama, except that Michael is in two realities, with different partners investigating different crimes. And then clues in one crime start appearing in the other reality...
One another level, Awake is a psychological drama, with Michael sparring with 2 different psychologists who are both trying to persuade him the other reality is a dream.
But finally, Awake is a personal drama, with Michael played brilliantly by veteran British actor Jason Isaacs as a man coping with loss. The quality of the supporting cast is excellent, and the production values are high.

The 13 episodes initially follow a familiar pattern, with Michael juggling two cases which somehow resonate with each other, while dealing with his personal issues. His sessions with the two psychologists are an excellent device to bring forward his inner turmoil. However, as the series progresses a wider plot develops, and Michael's ability to cope fluctuates wildly.
There's a brilliant subplot involving Rex, which I won't spoil, but the writers bring information from the two realities together in a I-didn't-see-THAT-coming moment.

If the idea behind Awake has a flaw, then it's probably the same one that shows like X-files or Lost have: once the central mystery is answered, where will they go from there?
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By darthmhall on 26 Oct 2012
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This short lived series was simply excellent. It's such a shame smart and intelligent dramas like this are being cancelled so early on. However if a series has to end this is exactly the way it should be done. Absolute class!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Gordon TOP 500 REVIEWER on 22 Dec 2012
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This imaginative, mind bending and clever series probably would have been much better off as a 6 part mini-series
done for pay TV.

As it is, it starts terrifically, with a detective (well played by producer Jason Isaacs) coming to after a terrible auto accident.
He finds he never really sleeps, only awakens into two different worlds. The moment he falls asleep in one, he awakens in the other.
In one, world his son survived the accident and his wife died, in the other, the reverse is true. He has no idea which is a dream
and which is reality. He even has psychiatrists in each world trying to convince him that THIS is the real world. This is a great set
up to deal with loss, grief, alternate realities, illusion, madness, etc.

The problem is the middle of the series, when it gets away (somewhat) from the protagonist's fascinating confusions to try and
act like a regular police procedural, with Detective Britton solving a "case of the week" in each world, usually abetted by some
overlapping clue from his other world of existence. Here the show starts to feel far less interesting and more rote, just a cop
show with a gimmick. The mysteries themselves are no great shakes, and get too little time to play out (2 crime stories each
week, plus at least a few minutes on Britton's larger arc, and a 43 minute U.S. network running time means each crime gets
about 17 minutes. Far to little to do much with them).
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6 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Jason Fortune on 4 Jun 2012
Format: DVD
watched all 13 episodes, left hanging with questions unanswered, found out it wont be back for a 2nd season, thanks tv bosses
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0 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rhodesy7 on 14 Mar 2013
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"My name is Michael Britten, I had an accident and I woke up in two parallel worlds. Am I mad? In a coma or back in time? Whatever's happened it's like I've landed on a different planet, maybe if I can work out the reason I can get home..."

It's a god-awful small affair, to the girl with the mousy hair...
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