History Series / Awake

21st Jan '16 11:42:15 AM Karxrida
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* LifeIsButADream: The entire conflict of the series. Britten is living two lives. Which one is real and which one is a dream?
10th Jan '16 3:40:40 PM Fireblood
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A high-concept [[CopShow cop drama]] premiering on February of 2012 in which Police Det. Michael Britten, played by Jason Isaacs, lives a double life in two separate realities after being in a car accident with his wife and son. In one reality, his wife Hannah (played by [[Series/TheFortyFourHundred Laura Allen]]) survived the accident, but their son Rex (played by Dylan Minnette) did not. When he falls asleep, he goes into the second reality, where the exact opposite happened; Hannah died, but Rex did not. The show follows Britten going about his life in each reality, mourning for his wife, son, and ''both'', in the two realities, as well as seeing two separate psychiatrists who have contrary opinions on the significance and psychological benefits of the "subconscious alternate reality" that he's created for himself.

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A high-concept [[CopShow cop drama]] premiering on in February of 2012 in which Police Det. Michael Britten, played by Jason Isaacs, lives a double life in two separate realities after being in a car accident with his wife and son. In one reality, his wife Hannah (played by [[Series/TheFortyFourHundred Laura Allen]]) survived the accident, but their son Rex (played by Dylan Minnette) did not. When he falls asleep, he goes into the second reality, where the exact opposite happened; Hannah died, but Rex did not. The show follows Britten going about his life in each reality, mourning for his wife, son, and ''both'', in the two realities, as well as seeing two separate psychiatrists who have contrary opinions on the significance and psychological benefits of the "subconscious alternate reality" that he's created for himself.
10th Jan '16 3:39:10 PM Fireblood
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* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: This is played perfectly straight... except with adoption. By the time the pregnancy in question is known to the protagonists, it's five months along, too late for an abortion.
28th Jun '15 1:45:18 AM Matchstick
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'''Tropes found in Series/{{Awake}}:'''

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'''Tropes found in Series/{{Awake}}:'''!! ''Awake'' contains examples of:



* YouShouldHaveDiedInstead: Rex confesses to Tara, his tennis coach, that he wishes he still had his mother instead of his father.

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* YouShouldHaveDiedInstead: Rex confesses to Tara, his tennis coach, that he wishes he still had his mother instead of his father.father.

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22nd Jun '15 7:57:09 PM Thunderforge
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* LifeIsButADream: The entire conflict of the series. Britten is living two lives. Which one is real and which one is a dream?
22nd Jun '15 7:52:54 PM Thunderforge
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->''Is this the real life?\\
Is this just fantasy?\\
Caught in a landslide\\
No escape from reality?''
--> Music/{{Queen}}, "Bohemian Rhapsody"

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->''Is ->'''Dr. Evans:''' Well I can assure you, Detective Britten, this is not a dream.\\
'''Michael Britten:''' That's exactly what
the real life?\\
Is this just fantasy?\\
Caught in a landslide\\
No escape from reality?''
--> Music/{{Queen}}, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
other shrink said.
25th Mar '15 7:34:57 AM TrustBen
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* MiscarriageOfJustice: John Cooper was framed by Michael's ex-partner and busts out of jail (in the green reality) to prove his innocence.



* [[{{SchroedingersGun}} Schrödinger's Reality:]] Even though Britten's life should have been exactly the same until it split at the accident, it isn't: Events before the accident that occured outside Britten's perception range may vary depending on the plot. [[spoiler:Like Kate in "Kate is Enough" who had lived a drastically different life because of a decision her mother did or didn't take years ago. Also, whether or not Emma, Rex's girlfriend is pregnant varies - in the world where Rex lives, she miscarries. In the world where he dies, she doesn't. In both, she got pregnant just before the accident.]]

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* [[{{SchroedingersGun}} [[SchrodingersGun Schrödinger's Reality:]] Even though Britten's life should have been exactly the same until it split at the accident, it isn't: Events before the accident that occured outside Britten's perception range may vary depending on the plot. [[spoiler:Like Kate in "Kate is Enough" who had lived a drastically different life because of a decision her mother did or didn't take years ago. Also, whether or not Emma, Rex's girlfriend is pregnant varies - in the world where Rex lives, she miscarries. In the world where he dies, she doesn't. In both, she got pregnant just before the accident.]]



* WrongfullyAccused: John Cooper was framed by Michael's ex-partner and busts out of jail (in the green reality) to prove his innocence.
30th Dec '14 11:48:19 PM mlsmithca
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-->''Is this the real life?\\

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-->''Is ->''Is this the real life?\\



---> Music/{{Queen}}, "Bohemian Rhapsody"

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---> --> Music/{{Queen}}, "Bohemian Rhapsody"



** To MarkKermode, Simon Mayo, and listeners of their show. The following line from episode 4, "Kate Is Enough" was put in by Jason Isaacs after he was dared to put the words "teapot" and/or "ukulele" into his series on Kermode & Mayo's show on December 23rd (2012). Presumably as a result of his being [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Memes/Radio constantly greeted on their show]]...

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** To MarkKermode, Creator/MarkKermode, Simon Mayo, and listeners of their show. The following line from episode 4, "Kate Is Enough" was put in by Jason Isaacs after he was dared to put the words "teapot" and/or "ukulele" into his series on Kermode & Mayo's show on December 23rd (2012). Presumably as a result of his being [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Memes/Radio [[Memes/{{Radio}} constantly greeted on their show]]...
24th Jun '14 2:21:02 PM DannWoolf
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* TermsOfEndangerment: The Gemini Killer in "Oregon" refers to the FBI detective whose been following his case for years by her first name.

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* TermsOfEndangerment: The Gemini Killer in "Oregon" refers to the FBI detective whose who has been following his case for years by her first name.
24th Jun '14 2:20:05 PM DannWoolf
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** In "Say Hello To My Little Friend" Britten suddenly finds himself [[spoiler: unable to move into Green reality, and again experiencing hallucinations. This is so jarring that is causes his usually calm demeanor to fall apart in short order.]]

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** In "Say Hello To My Little Friend" Britten suddenly finds himself [[spoiler: unable [[spoiler:unable to move into the Green reality, and again experiencing hallucinations. This is so jarring that is it causes his usually calm demeanor to fall apart in short order.]]
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