11 March 2012
Awake: Season One, Episode Two
Episode two builds more on the premise that pulled me in, but also delivered a great episode. At the end of the day it is a very unconventional procedural. This episode spent more time on the red/wife's reality case, complete with investigation and dramatic confession when they bring the killer in at the end. Much of the case is solved because of clues gathered in the blue/son's reality, but the case in that second reality goes unsolved. At first I was annoyed, but the end... oh man. It explains why the case is unsolved and gives us some nice juicy clues for the series storyline.
The second episode felt even stronger than the first and it still has so much potential to build on. I love procedurals in general, but Awake is special. The big mysteries intrigue me and I love all the characters. I don't think I've ever seen a better cast. Jason Isaacs has been one of my favorite actor's for a long time. He usually plays a villain and I love rooting for him as the hero.
I'm hooked. I love this show. People better start and keep watching it, because if it gets cancelled, I'll probably be too upset to watch any new shows for a long time.
This is the the trailer I saw for this episode, but it is actually for both episodes two and three: