Not many people know this but the network NBC has been torturing me for months now. I’m not exactly sure how long ago it was that I saw the trailer that I have posted above these words but I’m fairly certain it was over a year ago. What I am certain of is that fact that I fell in love with this show five seconds into the trailer. I spent months scouring the Internet for any clue as to when Awake would air and found nothing. Back in August 2011, I was certain that it would premier during the Fall Season but nope, no sign of Awake. Logically, my next thought was that the show would air after the winter break, possibly replacing a show that didn’t catch and was canceled. Much to my disappointment, the show once again was not aired. I was beginning to lose hope until an add for Awake played during the Superbowl, saying that the show was to begin in March and now today, during NBC comedy night, the network finally told me that the pilot episode is going to air on Thursday March 1st at 10, 9c.
If my little story about waiting for Awake didn’t clue you in, I am unreasonably excited for this television show. There isn’t a television trailer in memory that has looked more promising than Awake. The concept for the show is incredibly unique. A man gets in a car crash with his wife and son and when he recovers, he is living in two worlds. In one world, his son is alive but his wife passed away in the crash. When he goes to sleep and wakes up he is in the other world, where his son did not survive the crash but his wife did. It is difficult to accept the amount of potential this show has. Beyond the physiological aspects of what is happening in the man’s head, the show’s plot can go in a number of different ways. It can stay strictly psychological or it can take a turn for the supernatural. Either way, I cannot wait to see what they do. I strongly urge anybody reading this to tune into NBC in two weeks for the pilot episode and if you miss it, you can be certain I will post to let everybody know how it is.