A photographer suffers from "strange luck," and is the victim of both good and bad coincidences that involve him in the problems of others.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »
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 Chance Harper / ... (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Audrey Westin (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Dr. Anne Richter (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Angie (17 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Spirit (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
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Having survived a plane crash as a child in which all aboard, including his mother, perished, Chance Harper's every decision leads to incredible displays of luck, both good and bad. Chance tries to cope with the everyday results of his 'luck' with the help of his close circle of friends and the hope that someday he will find his long-lost brother, mysteriously taken away from his family shortly before the fatal accident. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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15 September 1995 (USA)  »

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Drôle de chance  »

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Episode #11, "Brothers Grim," has Chance's brother Eric telling him to contact Fox Mulder of the FBI - a reference to "X-Files, The" (1993). See more »

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[opening narration]
Chance Harper: People say I'm... lucky. It all began in a plane crash thirty years ago. One hundred and six lives ending in a single heartbeat. No one survived... except me.
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Followed by Strange Luck: Soul Survivor (1995) See more »

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one of the best shows never seen.
22 June 2004 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) – See all my reviews

coincidence fascinates all of us. we even have a word for the coincidences that seem meaningful to us: synchronized. whether or not we necessarily believe in a greater power or flow of the universe, it is fun to try to back track from the coincidence and see the actions that bring us to that brink of oddness and wonder.

"Strange Luck" was someone's idea of watching the pathway from the random to the seemingly ordered and predestined moments in peoples lives. Chance Harper(DB Sweeney) had the odd fortune to be riding the wave. DBS is a brilliant actor, understated and a lot of fun to watch even if the material ain't so great(ie, the cutting edge). His development of the character as a guy on the outside watching the oddities around him take place, trying to decide whether he believes in what is happening to him, is outstanding. The writing is great, every character nicely rounded as the show progressed. It is a shame that it was dropped after only one season.

The Best thing about this show was its absolute refusal to make judgments about what was happening to Chance. he appears to be a conduit, but there is nothing great about that, because for every good thing he connects with, something comes along that shatters all perspective. Balance between "good" and "bad" coincidence is maintained. The basis of the series then becomes, 1) his attempts to free himself from this "destiny"(if that is what it is), and 2)the question of affect he may or may not be having on those around him, and 3) would all of this be happening anyway if he weren't around to witness it.

though i doubt the existence of meaningful coincidence, i have, myself, wondered if things would be happening the same way if i weren't around to see them. humans bend the fabric of reality in all sorts of small ways, just by interacting with it, and this show explored the possibility of that. I was disappointed to see it go.

Fox made a mistake, but it wasn't the first mistake made by a television company, and it won't be the last. i would definitely buy the dvds if they were ever released, especially episodes that may not have been aired, even though they were completed.


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