At the moment in America a lot of shows are waiting to discover whether they have been granted a second season or not and one of those programmes is Awake starring Jason Isaacs which debuts in the UK tonight on Sky Atlantic.
Isaacs plays Michael Britten, a police detective who in the programme’s first scene is shown in a car accident with his wife and son. We then see him at his son’s funeral along with his wife. He recounts this story to his confrontational therapist Jonathan Lee, about how he has been assigned a new partner, Efram Vega a rookie detective played by Wilmer Valderrama, whose new position is due to the fact that he is to report Michael’s state of mind to his superiors. When Dr Lee asks Michael what happens next he simply says – ‘and then I wake up.’