Awake

Series 1 - 2. The Little Guy

Radio Times
Review by:
David Crawford

In episode two of this high-concept drama, the rugged Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) is still pinging back and forth between alternate realities in which either his son or his wife died in a car crash. But despite its hokey central idea there is some depth to the family scenes in which Britten struggles to connect to either his grieving wife or son. The fact he isn’t grieving, because he gets to live with both “dead” relatives, allows the writers to explore ideas about grief.

Meanwhile, at work, his miraculous hunches – based on clues from “alternate reality” cases – draw the attention of his sinister captain (ER’s Laura Innes), which adds intrigue.

About this programme

2/13. Detective Britten tries to maintain his lives in the alternate realities, though he struggles to keep track of the differences between them. He also investigates the killing of a prominent fertility doctor and decides to use a clue he obtained in the other world to identify the murderer. However, his insistence on building the case around a point only he believes is relevant causes suspicion among his colleagues - none of whom are aware of his double life. Back at home, he realises that Rex and Hannah are both having difficulty processing their grief. Psychological drama, starring Jason Isaacs, Laura Allen and Dylan Minnette.

Cast and crew

Cast

Michael Britten
Jason Isaacs
Hannah Britten
Laura Allen
Rex Britten
Dylan Minnette
Isaiah `Bird' Freeman
Steve Harris
Efrem Vega
Wilmer Valderrama
Dr John Lee
BD Wong
Dr Judith Evans
Cherry Jones
Capt Tricia Harper
Laura Innes
Dr Banks
Chris McGarry
Carl
Mark Harelik
Cole
Logan Miller
Emma
Daniela Bobadilla
Sam Harvinson
Brian R Norris
Dr Arthur Taylor
Jordan Lund
Homeless man
Jeris Lee Poindexter
Nat
Jay Seals
Stan Drake
Robert Alan Beuth

Crew

Director
Jeffrey Reiner
Writer
Kyle Killen
Categories
Drama

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