Monday, March 19, 2012

Come Monday...Awake

[Awake] is a new show on NBC.  It is currently airing at 10 p.m. Eastern/9 a.m. Central on Thursday, and I have watched two episodes so far.

My wife and I were both intrigued with the premise the first time we heard of the television series.  For it is about a police detective, who was out with his family in their personal vehicle when they were involved in a serious wreck, in which either his wife or his son were killed.

You see, he is the only one who is sure of surviving, and whenever he goes to sleep, he wakes up to either his wife lying in the bed beside him or his son getting ready to go to school.  One episode was all that my wife wanted to take.

No, it is not that she has a rather limited imagination.  For she really got into such shows as [Babylon 5] and [Farscape].  In fact, it even got to where I could loosen the restraints, but Awake has an ominous feel to it.

I don’t know if that ominous feel has to do with [Jason Isaacs] being the detective.  For we really get involved in the shows that we watch whenever they allow us to, and the two characters we remember him as is the British Colonel,  [William Tavington] in Mel Gibson’s “The Patriot” and [Lucius Malvoy] in the Harry Potter series of movies.

It may have something to do with [BD Wong] playing a rather insensitive therapist in one of the detective’s realities.  For [Dr. George Huang] has always been just the opposite in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

It probably has more to do with how much pain is present in both of the detective’s realities than anything else.  For not only does he have to endure being without one of his beloved, he is constantly being subjected to the disbelief of his fellow officers—despite gathering clues in one reality that solves the case in the other.


Oh, but there is something else that may be at the heart of the darkness.  For after suffering through the ending of [LOST], I have come to realize that nothing may be as it seems, and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see it revealed that the two realities are both merely figments of the detective’s imagination as he lays in a coma with his wife and son at his hospital bedside.

No, I will not be watching.  For I could not bear it.

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  1. Never saw the show but your take on what might really be going on (cop in a coma) is quite insightful.... I have no idea what Lost was about having never seen that show either - I do know that is regularly pissed off it's regular viewers.

  2. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Grace!!! We really got into LOST through the first 2-3 seasons, but our interest fell away considerably after they started introducing flashbacks, which came to take up more and more of each episode.

    It was the ending that beat all, however. For it was revealed that all of the characters had died in the initial plane crash, and that everything that had happened afterward was just the product of their collective conscientiousness in preparation for entry into the afterlife.

  3. never heard of it and I'll probably never see it since I can't stay up that late. Yes, I know I could record it but I have done that in the past and never get around to watching them.

  4. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!! Considering the fact that the show might cause you to have nightmares, that is probably a very wise move.

  5. After watching it, I think you may be right.

  6. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Country Mouse!!! Alas, when one network does it, the others just have to follow suit--right?


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