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'Awake's Jason Isaacs Returns to TV For CBS' 'Surgeon General'

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 14, 2013 04:01 PM
NBC
Last year we were overly disappointed to learn that despite most of the critical raves for film star Jason Isaacs' turn in the low-rated NBC drama 'Awake,' the network had officially decided to pull the plug on the series after 13 episodes. Now, we're learning that Isaacs will return to TV for yet another high-profile project, this time over at CBS, as the 'Harry Potter' franchise star steps up his standing to play the titular 'Surgeon General.' Find out if 'Surgeon General' will thrive or prove DOA inside!

'Awake' Series Finale Review: "Turtles All the Way Down"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 25, 2012 06:18 AM
NBC
Awake’ puts to bed in its thirteenth and final episode with “Turtles All the Way Down” where Britten (Jason Isaacs) desperately tries to find evidence of the conspiracy that claimed his wife and son in either reality, while convincing everyone around him of his sanity.
With the series' cancellation confirming "Turtles All the Way Down"  to be not just a season, but series finale, it's hard not to view the episode without a modicum of sadness, a real shame considering the incredible potential the series continues to display.
You’ve seen the finale by now, and want to know how the show fares at the end of its run, whether or not the show held up under its continually convoluted premise! We've caught the end, so does "Turtles All the Way Down" get two thumbs all the way up?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about the thirteenth and final 'Awake' episode “Turtles All the Way Down”!

'Awake' Review: "Two Birds"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 18, 2012 10:27 AM
NBC
Awake’ puts a bullet in its twelfth episode with “Two Birds” where Britten (Jason Isaacs) finds himself on the trail of Detective Hawkins (Kevin Weisman), learning in both realities just how deep the conspiracy to kill him and his family goes.  There’s only one more week until the season (now confirmed to be series) finale, and “Two Birds” gives us our strongest case yet for why we've been robbed by this show's untimely cancellation.
You’ve seen the episode and want to know how the show fares toward the end of its first season, whether or not the show can hold up under its continually convoluted premise! We’ve seen the latest, so what does “Two Birds” confess, a conspiracy that saw NBC running this great show off the road, or a simple unfortunate accident??
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about the twelfth episode “Two Birds”!

'Awake' Cancelled, Along with Remaining NBC Comedies and Pilots

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 11, 2012 03:50 PM
NBC
Sigh.  With life, must come death.  An especially aggravating death considering NBC's 'Whitney' just got renewed for a second season and Dane Cook just picked up his own series on the network, but death nonetheless.  It would seem that in spite of a small ratings upturn and measured critical praise of the series, 'Awake' will not see another day.  Along with four other NBC comedies down, the network is also passing on any remaining pilots.  So who's among the fallen?

'Awake' Review: "Say Hello to My Little Friend"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 11, 2012 06:19 AM
NBC
Awake’ runs off the road its eleventh episode in “Say Hello to My Little Friend” where Britten (Jason Isaacs) finds himself unable to wake in his son's reality, and plagued by a mysterious hallucination (Kevin Weisman) who isn't much help in solving Britten's latest case.  There's only one more episode until the season (likely series) finale, and “Say Hello to My Little Friend” should make the case for a renewal based on the strength of its story alone, but might be lost on the more average viewer.
You’ve seen the episode and want to know how the show fares toward the end of its first season, whether or not the show can hold up under its continually convoluted premise! We’ve seen the latest, so what does “Say Hello to My Little Friend” dredge up, style that's too-little-too-late, or a revelation in disguise?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about the eleventh episode “Say Hello to My Little Friend"!

'Awake' Review: "Slack Water"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick May 04, 2012 11:16 AM
NBC
Awake’ dreams up its tenth episode in “Slack Water” where Britten (Jason Isaacs) and Hannah meet with their son's pregnant girlfriend Emma to see how involved they could be, while Britten investigates a robbery that isn't what it seems.  There are only two more episodes until the season (possibly series) finale, and “Slack Water” doesn't really work much toward any over-arching plot, but once again splits the difference for a solid procedural effort.
Now, you’ve seen the episode and want to know how the show fares toward the ending run of its first season, whether or not the show can hold up under its continually convoluted premise! We’ve seen the latest, so what does “Slack Water” bring to the surface, a tense who-dun-it, or a paint-by-numbers mystery?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about the tenth episode “Slack Water”!

'Awake' Review: "Game Day"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 27, 2012 06:53 AM
NBC
Awake’ dreams up its ninth episode in “Game Day” where Britten (Jason Isaacs) finds himself investigating the divergent results of a football game that caused a murder in one reality, and an arson investigation in the other.  Things are once again looking pretty procedural up until the ending, but “Game Day” isn't lacking for the intriguing drama and strong performances that ‘Awake' delivers consistently.
Now, you’ve seen the episode and want to know how the show fares toward the ending run of its first season, whether or not the show can hold up under its continually convoluted premise! We’ve seen the latest, so what does “Game Day” bring to the field, a major victory, or a crushing defeat?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about the ninth episode “Game Day”!

'Awake' Review: "Nightswimming"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 20, 2012 07:36 AM
NBC
Awake’ stirs up its eighth episode in “Nightswimming” where Britten (Jason Isaacs) finds himself relocating a couple through witness protection, while dealing with his wife Hannah's eagerness to move to Oregon in the other reality. The action is pretty lacking this week, but "Nightswimming" does continue the rich thematic character development the series has been known to build for ‘Awake."
Now, you’ve seen the episode and want to know how the show fares toward the ending run of its first season, whether or not the show can hold up under its continually convoluted premise! We’ve seen the latest, so what does “Nightswimming” bring to the surface, waves of pleasure, or a riptide of incoherence?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about the eighth episode “Nightswimming”!

'Awake' Review: "Ricky's Tacos"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 13, 2012 08:50 AM
NBC
Awake’ orders up  its seventh episode in “Ricky's Tacos” where Britten (Jason Isaacs) finds himself pushed into an old case that somehow ties into his car accident, while investigating a teen girl's suicide and a body found encased in solid concrete.  The conspiracy aspect of the series might not all be there yet, but "Ricky's Tacos" at least earns credit for attempting to bring 'Awake" out of its more procedural comfort zone.
Now, you’ve seen the episode and want to know how the show fares toward the ending run of its first season, whether or not the show can hold up under its continually convoluted premise!  We’ve seen the latest, so what does “Ricky's Tacos” serve, indigestion, or a hearty helping of action?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about the sixth episode “Ricky's Tacos”!

'Awake' Review: "That's Not My Penguin"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 06, 2012 11:02 AM
NBC
Awake’ injects us with its sixth episode in “That's Not My Penguin” where Britten (Jason Isaacs) finds himself in a hostage situation in one reality, only to be knocked out and forced to look for clues in the other, all the while confronting his own psychosis.  Yet another strong, contemplative balance of intellectual with procedural, “That's Not My Penguin” is another strong example of why ‘Awake’ remains thrillingly unpredictable week to week.
Now, you’ve seen the episode and want to know how the show fares toward the ending run of its first season, whether or not the show can hold up under its continually convoluted premise!  We’ve seen the latest, so what does “That's Not My Penguin” bring, crazy visions, or actual engaging drama?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about the sixth episode “That's Not My Penguin”!