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Life - Season 1
     

Life - Season 1

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Cast: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin

 
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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/02/2008
UPC:
0025195029438
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen, Color]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
7:56:00
Sales rank:
45,743

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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Life - Season 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
W.C.Quinn More than 1 year ago
"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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loved the program, glad to get the dvd's. hope season 2 comes out soon
Fe More than 1 year ago
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.
dacp More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago