- Network: Lifetime
- Series Premiere Date: Jun 16, 2012
- Season #: 1
- Summary: The remake of the 1980 film starring Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins has Emma (Indiana Evans) and Dean (Brenton Thwaites) stranded on a deserted island while on a school trip to the Caribbean.
- Genre(s): Drama
- Show Type: Between Seasons
- Season 1 premiere date: Jun 16, 2012
- Episode Length: 120
- Air Time: 08:00 PM
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The new film lacks the glowing cinematography of Néstor Almendros, who was nominated for an Oscar for "The Blue Lagoon." But under the direction of Mikael Salomon and Jake Newsome, The Awakening offers occasional honest moments of humor and adolescent angst.
The actors playing the BL:TA duo are healthy and wholesome, if not terribly expressive; perhaps the matter is that both are Australian, and it's all they can do to keep their accents under control. Or maybe it's that both are fluent in English, and it's all they can do to keep from cracking while reading their dialogue.