Life 2 Seasons 2007

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1. Pilot TV-14 CC

After spending twelve years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Charlie Crews rejoins the force with a shiny new Detective badge.

Starring:
Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
September 27, 2007

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    1. Pilot After spending twelve years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Charlie Crews rejoins the force with a shiny new Detective badge.

    TV-14 44min September 27, 2007
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    2. Tear Asunder Newlywed bride killed the evening of her wedding – Detective Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) and Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi) search for the killer of a newlywed bride.

    TV-14 44min October 3, 2007
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    3. Let Her Go Crews and Reese investigate a standard carjacking homicide involving a husband and wife. The case seems like a slam-dunk until they ask the husband to ID the suspected killer.

    TV-14 43min October 10, 2007
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    4. What They Saw A bizarre set of circumstances binds four people together in a situation that takes friendly neighbors to the extreme.

    TV-14 45min October 17, 2007
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    5. The Fallen Woman When a woman wearing angel wings falls to her death, Detective Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) and Danni Reese (Sarah Shahi) must figure out if she was pushed or if she jumped.

    TV-14 44min October 25, 2007
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    6. Powerless When Danni Reese witnesses what she thinks is a confession to rape she takes action -- While attending one of her AA meetings, Danni Reese (Sarah Shahi) thinks she hears a fellow attendee confess to rape. Unable to let go of this information, and despite Crews' (Damian Lewis) advice to drop it, Reese becomes preoccupied with getting this individual to confess.

    TV-14 44min October 31, 2007
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    7. A Civil War What seems like a hate crime turns out to be a young man's cry for help -- When two Persian Americans are killed and a third is kidnapped, Detective Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) and Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi) believe they have a hate crime on their hands.

    TV-14 43min November 8, 2007
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    8. Farthingale A gas explosion vaporizes half a man's body and Charlie Crews becomes the number one suspect in a murder investigation.

    TV-14 43min November 15, 2007
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    9. Serious Control Issues When a runaway girl is found dead underneath a freeway overpass, Detective Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis) and Danni Reese (Sarah Shahi) are struck by the death scene.

    TV-14 44min November 28, 2007
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    10. Dig a Hole Mummified body of a Zen Master found ten years after he is buried alive.

    TV-14 43min December 3, 2007
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    11. Fill it Up When a wife kills her husband the hunt is on to find the murder weapon.

    TV-14 43min December 5, 2007

Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery
Director David Semel
Starring Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi
Supporting actors Brooke Langton, Robin Weigert, Adam Arkin, Brent Sexton, Jon Sklaroff, Chad Lindberg, Cheryl White, Larry Poindexter, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Brynn Thayer, Braeden Lemasters, Michael Cudlitz, Benjamín Benítez, Reno Wilson, Matt Gerald, David Kagen, Olivia Hardt, DeLon Howell
Season year 2007
Network NBC
Executive Producer Loucas George
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70 of 75 people found the following review helpful By H. Bala TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 16, 2008
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Prison changes a man, and it certainly changed former LAPD police officer Charlie Crews. From 1995 to 2007 he served hard time for murders he didn't commit. When DNA evidence surfaces proving his innocence, Crews is released and reinstated in the force (he also lands some serious settlement money). Now Detective Crews finds himself working with a new partner even as he covertly seeks answers to what the hell happened.

LIFE looks to be a very promising cop detective show, and not because the mysteries themselves are dynamite stuff or anything. No, the viewing addiction lies in watching the lead actor work his craft. Britisher Damian Lewis is simply fabulous as the wounded, brooding protagonist, trying to piece his life back together. It's fun watching Crews apply his askewed perspective on his cases. I'm normally not a fan of folks who sling zen about, but Lewis makes it such a quirky and integral part of his character. And if it's a loose cannon with an agenda slinging that zen, all the better. After all, zen helped Crews survive the penitentiary. I also like the little touches which remind us that Crews is still coping with his new found freedom, whether it's his habit of munching on fresh fruit (they never have fresh fruit in prison) or his preference for light and open air or the fact that he still doesn't have furniture in his home.

Lewis's supporting cast is so-so. I do enjoy Sarah Shahi, who's a former Dallas Cowboy cheerleader. She plays the no-nonsense Dani Reese, Crews' new partner and not ecstatic about it. It's true that her character tends to fall in the generic character-saddled-with-demons category, so, yeah, nothing new from that angle.
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49 of 54 people found the following review helpful By R. Weeda on December 13, 2007
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The show started off a little shaky, seeming not to know what its balance between procedural and character drama should be. But, considering the characters have all been fantastic from the start, the more recent turn in that direction is very smart. Damian Lewis has always been a talented actor, but this is one of his most riveting performances ever. I've never seen a character like Charlie Crews, and now I'm dying to see more of him. As he gets deeper into the conspiracy to frame him, all the little layers are getting pulled back. I sincerely hope NBC realizes what a gem they have here and starts giving it better promotions.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By SeaGoddess2403 on February 27, 2010
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I have run out of words for the utter disgust I feel towards the NBC network. They really, REALLY screwed up by canceling this INCREDIBLE show called Life.

The peacock network has a habit of arrogantly canceling shows long before their time. They do away with quality programming for lesser quality shows that cost them pennies to produce. All they care about is the bottom line. If it's too expensive, too smart or high quality, you can forget about it having a long life on this networkk.

It started with Surface. Remember the wonderfully creative show about oceanographers back in 2005/2006? If not, it's no wonder. They cancelled that after one season. Just one. They didn't bother to look beyond the numbers. If they had, they would have seen a very large fan base of loyal viewers. Surface went on to be one of the best selling TV series on DVD, still being steadily purchased almost 4 years later.

And now we have Life. A show that was so unique, so intelligent, so funny, so high quality, so well scripted and acted that it's unlike any other show I've seen. Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi & Adam Arkin were unbelievable in bringing deep, sensitive, complex characters to life. Sure, NBC gave Life two seasons, but wasn't fair to it when it was on. Like another reviewer mentioned, they bounced it all around the schedule like a rubber ball. They didn't promote it; I barely saw commercials when it was on. So instead of backing the show, putting their faith behind it, they just canned it like everything else that's good. Didn't even think twice. All for that so-brilliant idea of putting Leno on at 10 (robbing 5 shows a spot in prime time). What a great business move, guys!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By dlfan123 on June 1, 2008
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Life is the best new television series that I've seen in years. The stories are well-written and beautifully-filmed and the characters are engaging. Damian Lewis is mesmerizing as Charlie Crews and the chemistry among all the cast members is terrific. The language is funny and smart and the music is great. I'm thrilled that NBC has renewed this wonderful series and I am looking forward to the season one DVD in September and new programs in October, 2008.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By svirginiak on May 31, 2008
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This show is excellant...from the quirky yet deep character of Charlie Crews...to the storyline which leaves you wondering what twists and turns the plot will take...add a little humor, and your set for a great drama...Can't wait for season 2 in October!!!
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84 of 108 people found the following review helpful By fred on August 22, 2008
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I LOVE this show, it was the best new series of the season, and I fell in love with everything it is. It looks at first like another cop drama with a twist, but that description couldn't be more further from the truth.

LIFE is great, funny, light, intelligent, serious, dark, it's got it all, the writing is awesome, so many terrific lines/one-liner that are just brilliant, directing, acting, music selection, it's a masterpiece of art!

BUT : I have not and will not buy the DVDs, and I recommend against it, because NBC screw things up and IT IS NOT THE ORIGINAL MUSIC !!!

The replaced the music everywhere by some other songs, and it's far from being anywhere near as good as it originally was!!

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No way I buy DVDs like that, that's not the show I watched, love, and want to watch over & over again, not like that. NBC, you just lost a customer.
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