Season One

DVD - 2008
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After twelve years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, offbeat detective Charlie Crews has returned to the force with a $50 million settlement, a new spiritual outlook, a strong fondness for fruit, and a highly unusual approach to solving crime.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, [2008]
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (476 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Life. Season 1


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Oct 29, 2017

Plot is OK, but it’s so schmaltzy, sexist, and cliche-ridden that I couldn’t get past the second episode.

Apr 20, 2017

Sarah Shahi is wonderful in Person of Interest and Damian Lewis is fantastic in both Homeland and Billions. So I was really excited to watch this series, especially because I also love cop drama's, etc such as Bones. There are good things about Life and definitely the concept has a lot of potential. But there is some fairly so, so writing and directing compared to the other three shows these two actors took on after this project ended. So if you, like me, are going back to watch this after being impressed by POI, HL, etc then brace yourself for lowering the bar.

One other thing, I just finished the ep from the 1st ssn that is supposedly about a hate crime against a young middle eastern couple and the opening scenes / music are truly awful. Whoever greenlit playing a goofy silly crappy song over images of two Persian kids with bullet holes in their heads and "Go back to where you came from" spray painted above them should have been fired. There was nothing funny or goofy about the physical set or the subject matter or the the way it was laid out. I realize the current political climate in 2017 can make one even more sensitive to this subject matter but seriously trying to take this crime and these violent images and some how play it up with a comedic edge was so very wrong. I'm sure many involved must have been pretty embarrassed when they saw the final cut with the music included. The only good thing was that Sarah Shahi was able to tap into her Persian background and show a character speaking Farsi that is generally relatable when typically middle eastern characters are typecast cliches in American television.

Jun 11, 2015

Very good, clever, not the usual car chase or rough stuff, great sense of humor. D Lewis is versatile, comic, drama, classical. Wish the series would have continued past the 2nd season instead of the junk now available.

Jan 29, 2014

I really like this series. I mostly admire Lewis and Shahi as actors and I felt like they really brought a lot to this series. Unfortunately, the series was cancelled after two seasons. I do think the Zen is a bit overplayed but I think that is the point throughout the series.

Aug 16, 2012

I discovered this series on Netflix and love the characters and cases. Only sad thing is that they canceled it after only 2 seasons although they did try to wrap things up for the viewers.

xaipe Jul 01, 2012

This series started out well with interesting criminal investigations but it deteriorated halfway into a quirky "examination" of Zen Buddhism at the expense of the story. Damian Lewis is a very good actor, but he was required to waffle between solving a serious crime and a script which sounded like a few chapters from "Buddhism for Dummies." The result is that the crime investigation does not hold viewer interest and the Buddhist parables and fortune cookie aphorisms wear very thin and are usually just plain silly. An interesting idea which was not well developed.


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Aug 16, 2012

Charlie Crews (Damian Lewis of Band of Brothers), a cop who spent 12 years in prison for murders he did not commit is exonerated by DNA evidence. Charlie receives a multimillion-dollar settlement and returns to work as a detective. Charlie has a new partner and a mission to find out who framed him and why.


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KOUJOKAKYUU Jun 01, 2011

"It's like living in the future!"


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