I’ve mentioned this before, but NBC is really good at turning out quick little features that tie into their series, and “Awake” has been one of those shows to do it really well. I really, really love “Awake” as a series, and with so many hooks to latch onto, NBC demonstrates how to build some of those elements out in simple, yet effective, pieces.
In a recent episode, the show’s protagonist, Michael Britten, drives up to a fast-food taco joint, and following his order, he begins to hear… instructions. Words of advice, really. It’s never explained who is speaking to him over the intercom (yet). It’s one of many David Lynch-style elements that continue to complicate Michael’s world.
Keeping with that episode’s strange twist, NBC has produced a little “Drive Thru Wisdom” feature out of that element, which with every re-load, gives a new piece of advice. I like how it’s incorporated the logo/design of the restaurant from the show, even if I have yet to find a real “clue” about Michael’s conditions or the conspiracy surrounding his “accident” in it’s phrases.
Maybe I’m not looking deep enough?
I like that NBC has me asking that question.