Friday, March 16, 2012

Who Else is Watching "Awake"?

I haven't seen the most recent episode but just finished up watching the second one recently.

How do I say this with no spoilers?

The moment at the end ... with the motorcycle ... was so wonderful.

But the moment after that, in the park on the bench, almost spoiled the whole thing for me. I thought, "Oh no, really? Do we need this? I know it's a thing right now, but this story already has so much in it that we don't need that too."

Did anyone else feel that way?

Spoilers allowed in the comments box ... so we can talk!


  1. I have to catch up. Because while I am trying to watch Awake, I keep . . . falling asleep. So I remember the motorcycle moment, but not what came after. Can you be more specific now that we're in the combox?

  2. It is funny ... that's the reaction my husband had. To the point where he watched the pilot and then politely declined to watch any more. So I'm on my own. :-D

    His boss and the Police Chief (?) who were on the bench talking about the fact that the car accident was arranged. And that it was a "little guy" who made it happen. The overarching mystery is popular, but as I said, for me it was anticlimactic.

  3. Oh. Yeah, that can get old, but I can deal. I thought you were going to say it was revealed that he was gay in one dream. Come to think of it, that might explain the whole Barbara Johnson thing. She just went to Communion in the wrong dream!

  4. I literally laughed out loud. And then couldn't explain it to anyone! :-D

    I can deal. But it made me ... wait for it ... TIRED! (yes, I am just that hilarious...)

  5. I thought it would turn out (eventually) that he was in a coma, and that neither his wife or his son had been killed. Then the scene on the bench kind of threw me. Now I have no clue what's going on, so I"m just along for the ride.

  6. My husband and I are watching it and we're really liking it.

    During the pilot, we assumed that both his wife and son were dead and *all* of this was a dream of some kind.

    But now we're not sure where they're going with the fact that the "accident" was actually arranged to cover something up. How are his "realities" being controlled?

    I agree that there's so much good stuff going on with the ways in which his two lives are interwoven, and how he learns something from one waking reality that helps him deal with the other one. Great storytelling and looking forward to more.

  7. We love it. I'm with Deacon Dean, I still think he is in a coma. The bench scene is just his paranoia....

  8. I never comment but I have to chime in that I love Awake, I'm so glad I first saw the trailer here or I'd never have found it! I read an interview with Jason Isaacs where he said he's definitely not in a coma, that would be too easy. Of course who knows if that's true or just throwing viewers off. I figured they'd add in some mystery, only to avoid the same type of episode all season, but I love it enough to keep watching even though the mystery isn't necessary. The last episode had me in tears.

  9. pamcat1@aol.com3/26/12, 12:08 PM

    I love this show!! It reminds me a lot of My Own Worst Enemy w/ Slater. I loved that show so much that when NBC cancelled it, I really contemplated never watching that channel again. Here's hoping for a longer run for Awake