I am not a fan of crime drama at all, but I do like this new show, Awake. Have you seen it? Michael, a cop, gets into an accident with his wife and son. When he comes to, his wife is alive and his son has died - until he goes to sleep. When he wakes his son has survived, but his wife has not. Each time he falls asleep, he switches between the two "realities."
They are kept separate by a rubber band that he wears. In the one where his wife is living, he wears a red band. It's green when his son is the survivor. Furthermore, the camera is slightly tinted to reflect those two realities.
|Dr. Lee - another good actor|
In each life, Michael sees a psychologist. His Red doctor is Dr. Lee, who refuses to believe that the other reality is anything but a psychotic episode. His Green doctor, Dr. Evans, believes that perhaps Michael is living two parallel lives.
To bear this out, in each life he is investigating different cases. Clues in one life are given for the case in the other. You have to be pretty quick to follow those clues. I can't even imagine the writing and all the time loops involved.
And that is why I like the show. The acting is terrific - I particularly like Dylan Minnette, who plays Michael's son - and the concept is so simple, but so fraught with possibilities. And I'm always a sucker for a psychological hook.