Have you been desperate since last summer to catch a glimpse of NBC's trippy midseason show, Awake? If so, you are in luck -- NBC has released the full Awake pilot episode for online viewing. And you can watch it right here!
Awake is a bizarre -- but intriguing -- story that focuses on a man living in two realities at once. Following a horrifying car crash, Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs) finds himself waking up in alternating worlds. In one world, his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) survived the crash, but the Brittens' son Rex (Dylan Minnette) died. In the other world, however, things are reversed -- Hannah died in the crash, leaving Michael and Rex to mourn her loss.
There are other differences between the two worlds, of course. Michael has a different therapist in each reality. He has different partners at work. Even the homicide cases tackled by Detective Britten are different.
And yet there are connections between the two worlds. These connections show that there is something far stranger going on than just trauma-induced insanity.
The result of all of this is a trippy show with an absolutely intriguing premise. Decide for yourself by watching the full Awake
Releasing the Awake
pilot episode before its March 1 premiere date may seem like an odd choice, but it's a choice that has worked well over the past season. FOX made its comedy, New Girl
, available online before the premiere, and NBC recently debuted Smash
to an audience of 11.4 million after making the pilot episode available online three weeks in advance.
enjoy the same success? We'll have to wait until the March premiere in order to find out. Considering the quality of the show, however, we can certainly hope that viewers catch on.Awake
will premiere on NBC on Thursday, March 1 at 10pm (taking over the timeslot in which The Firm
and Prime Suspect
Did you like the Awake
pilot? Would you watch the show again? Do you think it will be a hit for NBC or is it just too weird? Leave your comments below!(Image and video courtesy of NBC)