Awake: Season 1 (2012)


Season 1
Awake

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Intelligent and thought-provoking, Awake tempts audiences with an original and complex concept that keeps them guessing.

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Critic Ratings: 31

80%

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User Ratings: 62

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Air date: Mar 1, 2012

After a car accident, Detective Michael Britten experiences two dueling realities, one where his wife was killed and another in which his son's life was claimed.

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Air date: Mar 8, 2012

In one world Michael tries to reconnect with his son, while in the other he tries to understand his wife's grief; a clue in a case in one life crosses over to a case in the other, confusing Bird.

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Air date: Mar 15, 2012

Rex is kidnapped by an escaped convict Michael arrested 10 years ago; an investigation in Michael's other reality gets in the way of an event honoring his deceased son; clues from both realities lead to Michael's sanity being questioned.

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Air date: Mar 22, 2012

Detective Britten runs into Rex's former baby sitter, Kate, during an investigation into an alleged suicide; while working a case with Bird, Kate appears again, but this time as a suspect.

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Air date: Mar 29, 2012

When his tracking methods are questioned, Detective Britten becomes a suspect in his own case; Hannah considers moving to Oregon to continue school; the doctors think Britten could stop his dreams by moving out of Los Angeles.

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Air date: Apr 5, 2012

A hostage situation leads to Detective Britten unexpectedly collaborating with Dr. Lee; Bird is concerned over Britten's lack of sleep.

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Air date: Apr 12, 2012

Britten's interest in a tip linked to a case he was investigating before the accident worries Capt. Harper; Hannah prepares for the move.

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Air date: Apr 19, 2012

Detective Britten helps reunite and prepare a couple for a new life in the witness protection program; an introduction between Detective Vega and Britten's longtime informant doesn't go smoothly.

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Air date: Apr 26, 2012

The final play in a big football rivalry happens differently in Detective Britten's two realities; Rex's heart is broken; Vega and Hannah plan a going-away party for Britten.

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Air date: May 3, 2012

Bird and Britten investigate what appears to be gang violence; Hannah faces a tough situation with Rex and his girlfriend; Capt. Harper (Laura Innes) is forced to take back a promise.

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Cast & Crew

Jason Isaacs
Detective Michael Britten

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Laura Allen
Hannah Britten

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Dylan Minnette
Rex Britten

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Michaela McManus
Tara

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Steve Harris
Detective Isaiah "Bird" Freeman

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Wilmer Valderrama
Detective Efrem Vega

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Laura Innes
Guest Star
Billy Lush
Guest Star
Kyle Killen
Executive Producer
Howard Gordon
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Reiner
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Critic Reviews for Awake: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Awake: Season 1

  • Aug 06, 2021
    It's not intelligent no it isn't. It's alright. Not gripping and never makes me curious what might happen later. If you're bored and there's nothing else to watch, this is it. It severely lacks humour. No matter how serious a show is, you gotta make it a little funny but this is so dry…
  • May 30, 2020
    The original concept and excellent cast make this hidden gem a must-watch. Shame it only lasted one season.
  • Aug 11, 2017
    12 excellent episodes ruined by an horrible finale. // 12 excelentes episodios arruinados por un final horrible.
  • Sep 10, 2016
    So sad they took this off the air! Very compelling storylines with great acting. It had potential!
  • Apr 06, 2016
    Kyle Killen is a genius! This show is so brilliantly original! The plot is like nothing I have seen before! It also wraps up VERY WELL at the end, even with it only being one season, which I always need! It really had a beginning and ending. The pilot is phenomenal, and one of the best episodes of the series! It introduces you perfectly to the show! The next 2 episodes are good, which make for a solid trio of episodes! The next three aren't good. Then comes the seventh episode, the halfway point, and man is it good! Then the next three episodes aren't good. But then...the final three episodes happen, and they are so great, and some of the best episodes of television I have ever seen! The series as a whole is a very intriguing and interesting premise, with excellent performances, phenomenal writing, and very high production value! And with a story that is not only great, but begins and ends...this show is one of the best TV shows ever. I also liked the color pallettes for the different worlds. And creator Kyle Killen had some VERY interesting ideas that would have made for some more great seasons!
  • Aug 20, 2015
    This is a curious fail for me because I generally like shows like this. The premise sounds interesting on the surface but there is something about it that feels familiar to me although I'm not sure exactly why. It also tries too hard to make me connect in an emotional way to this guy and it totally backfires. I got bored with the melodrama and benched it.
  • May 04, 2015
    Crime shows about crime shows are stupid. I'm just not a fan of the genre, and probably never will be. However, if a crime drama appears now and then that puts a big twist on the whole formula; then it has my attention. Enter Awake - a show with a wild premise that will keep you second-guessing each and every episode. The only issue is that the show struggles halfway during its 13-episode run. It's almost as if the writers were really unsure if a second season was coming or not. Well...it wasn't, and while it ended on a 'good enough' note, more could've been done to really solidify this as a great mini-series.
  • Sep 29, 2014
    89% This is the mother of psychological fantasies. The premise is so original and complicated that it alone can glue the audience on to the screen. I always hated the villains played by Jason Isaacs, because that's what you are supposed to feel at villains( on most cases), but not until I watched Awake did I realise that there was such a good actor in him. Awake is one of the best sci-fi, mystery series that I have ever seen in my life. The last three episodes are too good and so is the second episode. The ending is confusing, it is an abrupt ending, usually motivated at a sequel and now it can only be left to interpretations.
  • Feb 16, 2014
    5/5 Best TV show that no one watched.
  • Dec 04, 2013
    Really digging the alternate reality cross-crime drama. Hope they would have given it a chance.

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