How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 133 (or wake up… and consult a physicist)


You have become a fan of the new NBC drama Awake, starring Jason Isaacs, as a police detective who was in a car wreck with his wife and teenage son.  He then wakes up each day to alternating versions of the wreck’s aftermath.  One morning, his wife is his fellow survivor, but once he falls asleep, he awakens to a reality in which his son survived.  The act of falling asleep acts as a switch that sends him back and forth between these realities, in which he sees different shrinks and has different investigative partners.

The show centers around the idea, as suggested through the two shrinks, that one reality is true and the other reality is an elaborate dream, and he should figure out which one is real for the sake of his sanity.  However, you are becoming increasingly frustrated because the show completely ignores the idea that neither reality is a dream.  You believe that his consciousness is being bounced back and forth between two parallel universes.  You further believe that the professional help he really needs is that of a quantum physicist.

About nerdodyssey

A nerd among nerds.

Posted on March 22, 2012, in Comedy, Mind Drippings, Nerd Odyssey, Nerds, Television and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. dude, i’m concerned you’re watching too much crappy prime time and not enough classic Western film… that being said-ha! quantum physicist-funny observation!

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