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Awake 1 Season 2012

Lots of people find themselves leading a double life... but none quite like this. 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.

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Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen

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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.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 43 minutes Release date: 1 January 2012
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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.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: 1 January 2012
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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.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Runtime: 44 minutes Release date: 1 January 2012
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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Science Fiction
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 Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video)

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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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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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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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I loved this series Jason Issacs(harry potter) is quality and for me this has been his best ever performance. He plays a cop who has been in a car crash with his wife and son, he awakes one day to the loss of his wife, with his son who survived the crash, but when he awakes the next day his son has died and his wife has survived, this is now apart of his everyday life. He now spends one day with his wife and the next day with his son, the only people he can speak to about this is his counsellors, who one day is a man and the next day a women, both have different views about his experience. Sounds mad but trust me its easy to follow.

In the mean time his work life is complicated when it comes to his job, he has two different partners one for each day and most cases intwine, he sees things a bit like Da ja vue with him reliving the day before, plus most cases give him clues to the reason behind the family accident. This is a brilliant series with a stunning climax, it stuck with me for days, its a shame there wont be a second series but then again with the ending, where could they go from there?.

I do believe Awake was a flop with the American public, this is why the second series was cancelled, this for me shows when the yanks have to use there mind, this kind of drama fly's right over there head, I think the Muppet movies are more there cup of tea. Well most of them.
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