Washington Post
Date: 2012-02-29
Author: Hank Stuever

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Mentioned, NBC
One of the big narrative temptations is to play What if?, exchanging one tragically random outcome for a possible other. The danger is not just science fictions dreaded paradox, there is also the risk of flat-out hokeyness.This is the problem with NBCs stylish new psychological crime drama, Awake: Once you get the premise, where else do you go with it, except around and around? It doesnt help matters that Awake is premiering Thursday night in a haunted time slot already vacated by The Firm and Prime Suspect. The bars low, but the cancellation danger is high. Loading...Comments Video (Lewis Jacobs/LEWIS JACOBS/NBC) - Laura Allen as Hannah, Michaels wife in Awake, which premieres Thursday on NBC.As youve probably surmised from NBCs remarkably...(read more)
... One of the big narrative temptations is to play What if?, exchanging one tragically random outcome for a possible other. The danger is not just science fictions dreaded paradox, there is also the risk of flat-out hokeyness.This is the problem with NB ...
... in the other reality he works with a seen-it-all colleague (Steve Harris) ...
... . Clues from homicides in his separate realities begin to interweave, increasing Michaels ability to solve them.That should mean that Michael and the whole Awake premise should get a transfer to CBSs Special Abilities Unit, where clairvoyants, menta ...


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