NBC (ended 2012)



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Awake is compelling drama about a police detective who learns he is leading a double life that defies reality. When Detective Michael Britten regains consciousness after his family's car accident, he discovers his wife had died but his teen-aged son has survived. As he tries to put his life back together after the accident, he awakens again in a parallel reality in which his wife is alive but his son is dead. The drama is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, and stars Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen, Steve Harris, Wilmer Valderrama, Dylan Minnette and Cherry Jones. B.D. Wong and Michaela McManus also star as therapists in each respective reality. Kyle Killen and Howard Gordon are executive producers. David Slade also serves as executive producer and directed the pilot written by Killen.


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  • Jason Isaacs

    Jason Isaacs

    Det. Michael Britten

    Laura Allen

    Laura Allen

    Hannah Britten

    Steve Harris

    Steve Harris

    Det. Isaiah "Bird" Freeman

    Dylan Minnette

    Dylan Minnette

    Rex Britten

    BD Wong

    BD Wong

    Dr. John Lee

    Michaela McManus

    Michaela McManus


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    • Why not to watch NBC, CBS or ABC series in the first year

      Many good series has been cancelled and replace with stupid reality shows. I have stopped watching series until I see they go for 2 seasons.

      Low rating?, I believe many viewers are feeling the same after spending a whole season watching a series and then without closure it gets cancelled.

      Not happy with ABC and CBS and ABC
    • It's alright.

      -1 for a slow tempo in the story

      -2.5 for the most incomprehensible ending I've ever seen

      But it was nice to see a kind of story like this for short time.
    • Great

      This show was awesome.. don't know why NBC cancelled it... wish some other network would pick it up... They go from Awake to some crappy show Deception...
    • Best show ever!

      This is one of the best show i ever watched! None of the show out there give me so much deep thought like this one. It's not only the story of a man who dealing with the lost of family, it's about choices and making desicion. This make me think alot of myself too, "What if?"....

      Cancelling this awesome show is the biggest mistake of NBC, Well I'm not talking about if they're run out of ideas for the story line. SAVE AWAKE!!moreless
    • Brilliant!

      Watched the entire season in one day. Couldn't stop watching as it was thrilling and intriguing the entire season. I'm really disappointed that they ended the show as there are very few shows out there these days which are so unique and well written.

      The ending leaves a lot of questions unanswered but still gives you some closure. Considering that they only had one season, I'd say they summed up the story very well in the time given.

      If you're considering whether not to watch it due to the fact it was canceled, then I would highly recommend watching it regardless as it is definitely worth the watch.moreless

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