Life - Season 1

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Overview

The NBC cop drama Life was cast in the same mold as Fox's medical series House, in that it was built around a whimsically sarcastic, wittily iconoclastic and thoroughly irreverent anti-hero who rigidly adhered to a Zen-like philosophy in all matters both professional and personal. Damian Lewis starred as convict Charlie Crews, a former police detective serving a life sentence on a triple-homicide charge. Freed from prison after twelve years on the strength new DNA evidence supplied by his loyal attorney Brooke ...
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Overview

The NBC cop drama Life was cast in the same mold as Fox's medical series House, in that it was built around a whimsically sarcastic, wittily iconoclastic and thoroughly irreverent anti-hero who rigidly adhered to a Zen-like philosophy in all matters both professional and personal. Damian Lewis starred as convict Charlie Crews, a former police detective serving a life sentence on a triple-homicide charge. Freed from prison after twelve years on the strength new DNA evidence supplied by his loyal attorney Brooke Langton (Contance Griffiths), Charlie was somewhat surprisingly reinstated by the police force, and even given his old job back. As he struggled to catch up with the technological advances of the past dozen years, Charlie also had to adjust himself to his new partner, another "reclamation project" named Dani Reese (Sarah Shawl), who had just overcome a nasty drug habit. Dedicating himself to capturing the person who committed the murders for which he was blamed, and to finding out who framed him and why, Charlie was unaware that Dani was actually a "mole" for his superior officer Lt. Karen Davis (Robin Weigert), who instensely disliked Charlie and had strongarmed Dani into helping her dig up a good excuse to fire him (woven into the series' basic storyline was a sinister, wide-ranging conspiracy which involved a number of characters who would greatly benefit from Charlie's removal--or his death). At least Charlie could count on the friendship and support of former white-collar criminal Ted Earley (Alan Arkin), who lived on the estate Charlie had purchased with his multimillion-dollar legal settlement against the police department, and who owed our hero innumerable favors stemming back to their days behind bars. Others in the cast were Jennifer Siebel as Charlie's ex-wife Jennifer and Brent Sexton as his embittered former partner Bobby Starks. Life was first telecast on September 26, 2007.
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Special Features

Life begins; Fruits of Life; Still Life; Life's questions answered; Deleted scenes; Blooper reel; Audio commentary with cast and crew
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/2/2008
  • UPC: 025195029438
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Digi-Pak / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 7:56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 12,324

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Disc #1 -- Life: Season One - Episodes 1-4
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   Episode Index
      Merit Badge
      Merit Badge: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - On
      Merit Badge: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - Off
      Tear Asunder
      Let Her Go
      Let Her Go: Deleted Scenes
      What They Saw
   Bonus Features
      Let Her Go: Deleted Scenes
      Merit Badge: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - On
      Merit Badge: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - Off
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   Previews
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      The Incredible Hulk
      Coach
      Murder She Wrote
      Columbo
      The A-Team/Knight Rider/Magnum P.I.
      Eureka
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Disc #2 -- Life: Season One - Episodes 5-7
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   Episode Index
      The Fallen Woman
      Powerless
      A Civil War
      A Civil War: Deleted Scenes
   Bonus Features
      Deleted Scenes
      Blooper Reel
      Life Begins
      Multi-Angle Deleted Scene
         Angle 1: Original Version of Scene
         Angle 2: Edited Behind-the-Scenes Footage
         Angle 3: Unedited Behind-the-Scenes Footage
         Angle 4: Scene From Pilot Episode, "Merit Badge"
      Fruits of Life
      Still Life
         Life in Action Slideshow
         "Fallen Woman" Slideshow
         "Close to Minty" Slideshow
      Life's Questions Answered
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Disc #3 -- Life: Season One - Episodes 8-11
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   Episode Index
      Farthingale
      Farthingale: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich and Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim - On
      Farthingale: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich and Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim - Off
      Serious Control Issues
      Serious Control Issues: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producer Far Shariat and Series Star Adam Arkin - On
      Serious Control Issues: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producer Far Shariat and Series Star Adam Arkin - Off
      Dig a Hole
      Dig a Hole: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - On
      Dig a Hole: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - Off
      Fill It Up
      Fill It Up: Commentary With Executive Producer Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - On
      Fill It Up: Commentary With Executive Producer Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - Off
   Bonus Features
      Farthingale: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich and Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim - On
      Farthingale: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich and Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim - Off
      Serious Control Issues: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producer Far Shariat and Series Star Adam Arkin - On
      Serious Control Issues: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producer Far Shariat and Series Star Adam Arkin - Off
      Dig a Hole: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - On
      Dig a Hole: Commentary With Creator/Executive Producer Rand Ravich, Executive Producers Far Shariat & Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - Off
      Fill It Up: Commentary With Executive Producer Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - On
      Fill It Up: Commentary With Executive Producer Dan Sackheim and Series Stars Damian Lewis & Sarah Shahi - Off
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      English SDH
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Life

    Damian Lewis is an excellent actor and his talents add to this different police drama. I thoroughly enjoyed this first series and look forward to the next one.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best shows ever!

    This was one of the best shows on TV for plot, interest, acting. Looking forward to buying Season 2 when it also comes out. Really had wished that those who decide TV programming had a sense of appreciation for those shows which feature well-written scripts and that there were more shows of the quality of this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    great

    loved the program, glad to get the dvd's. hope season 2 comes out soon

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great new show!

    "Life" has interesting characters with a natural ability to interact well with one another on screen. Multiple plot lines keeps things interesting as you root for the hero, Charlie Cruz, who was unjustly sent to jail for 12 years and is now back to work as a detective. A good crime "dramedy" with some great lines! You can definitely watch these epsiodes over and over and thoroughly enjoy them every time. A worthwhile purchase!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Engaging and ORIGINAL!

    This is one of the best series of all time. One of the only two series that I would buy to see over and over again!

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    Posted July 23, 2010

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