Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

4 Jul


By Kyle Killen

Coming of the heels of watching True Detective, I have been watching a lot of drama series lately, and though this show is far less dark and intense it is still thrilling and a trip for the mind and exciting in a different dramatic way. I remember when Awake premiered on NBC, and though I never got to follow the series on TV I was glad to find it on Netflix. It reminded me of something that Chris Nolan would make, playing with the concept of two worlds, reality vs. a dream.

This show delivered! If you want to see another good, one season cop/crime drama, this is the one to watch. Awake keeps you on the edge of your seat as the season progresses. Though the storyline felt liked it evolved slowly at first, it picked up pace as the protagonist moved deeper through his two worlds trying to uncover his reality. After a tragic car accident detective Michael Britten (played by Jason Isaacs) struggles to cope with the loss of his wife and son.

In one reality both Michael and Hannah Britten survive while their son was killed where in the other reality Michael and Rex Britten survive while Hannah was tragically killed. In both worlds Michael uses information from cases and people he meets to try and piece together the strange existence before him. Though I don’t want to give the story away, as you view this show you find yourself mesmerized by the plot unfolding trying to decipher the reality along with Michael Britten and are pleasantly surprised by the plot twists. This is a show well worth the watch.

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