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Awake 

TV-14 | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | TV Series (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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Kyle Killen
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Series cast summary:
Jason Isaacs ...  Michael Britten 13 episodes, 2012
Laura Allen ...  Hannah Britten 13 episodes, 2012
Steve Harris ...  Detective Isaiah 'Bird' Freeman 13 episodes, 2012
Dylan Minnette ...  Rex Britten 13 episodes, 2012
BD Wong ...  Dr. John Lee 13 episodes, 2012
Michaela McManus ...  Tara 13 episodes, 2012
Wilmer Valderrama ...  Detective Efrem Vega 13 episodes, 2012
Cherry Jones ...  Dr. Judith Evans 13 episodes, 2012
Laura Innes ...  Captain Tricia Harper 10 episodes, 2012
Daniela Bobadilla ...  Emma 7 episodes, 2012
Mark Harelik ...  Carl Kessel 6 episodes, 2012
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Storyline

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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TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Untitled Kyle Killen Project See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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I really hope this show is picked up!
2 March 2012 | by getupdaySee all my reviews

I must say, the premise is admittedly frustrating: A man in a terrible car crash with his wife and son finds that each time he goes to sleep, he wakes up with a completely different reality. In one, his wife survived the crash, while his son died and in the other, his son survived, but his wife did not. Though neither outcome seems dreamlike. He lives and works in each, accepting both as absolute fact. Add to this already complex premise his duties as police detective having to solve not one, but two crimes per episode and...whew...I'm exhausted. But also, highly entertained and captivated! Jason Issacs, who plays the lead in this dual reality is superb, as always and surrounded by an exceptional supporting cast. I hope NBC renews this show, I have a feeling it will be must see television.


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