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Awake: Season 1 (2012)



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


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LAPD detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) lives in two parallel worlds after surviving his family's car accident in the only season of this reality-bending drama. In one existence, Britten's wife has survived the crash and his son has perished; in the other, his son continues to live but his wife was killed. While trying to regain footing in his complex double lives, he continues his efforts to crack cases in both worlds.


Jason Isaacs
as Det. Michael Britten
Dylan Minnette
as Rex Britten
Laura Allen
as Hannah Britten
Wilmer Valderrama
as Det. Efrem Vega
Steve Harris
as Det. Isaiah "Bird" Freeman
B.D. Wong
as Dr. Jon Lee
Cherry Jones
as Dr. Judith Evans
Laura Innes
as Capt. Tricia Harper
Billy Lush
as Gabriel Wyath
Megan Dodds
as Santoro
Brighid Fleming
as Ally Ferris
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Critic Reviews for Awake: Season 1

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (19)

Awake is an intelligent, thoughtful, provocative and well-acted show that by summer is likely to be just a memory.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Hard to understand why NBC would keep Awake sitting on its bench for so long, because the show is better than most of the series the network had in its starting lineup for the season.

March 1, 2012 | Full Review…

It packs some punch. And Isaacs certainly doesn't sleepwalker through a decidedly distinctive role.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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It is exploring new turf in terms of a relationship drama with a bold narrative premise, and vaguely spiritual aspirations.

March 1, 2012 | Full Review…

When I got the screener that contained the first four episodes, I gobbled them all up in almost one sitting.

March 1, 2012 | Full Review…

This is a show with a brain and a heart.

March 1, 2012 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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