In this spinoff from the series "Party of Five," Sarah Reeves leaves San Francisco to get away from her pampered life and start a new one for herself in New York City where her late biological mother lived as well as to find her biological father that she has never met. Changing her last name to Merrin (her birth mother's last name) Sarah settles in the same apartment where her mother lived which she shares with Romy Sullivan, a struggling actress and younger version of Sarah's mother, while she makes new friends who include struggling musician John Maguire, bar waitress Joss House, their freakish landlord Cecilia, and a friendly neighbor named J.B. Written by
"Time of Your Life" is a spin off of Party of Five (1994), which continues on from the Series 6 episode "Bye, Bye, Love", which follows Sarah Reeves, as she begins her search for her birth mother in New York City. See more »
Sarah (Jennifer Love Hewitt) leaves San Francisco and the Salinger family to find her real father in New York. It´s the first time she stands on her own feet. "It´s the end of the world as we know it" - an old R.E.M. title - Sarah sang at the end of the pilot-episode. The song fits! "Time of your life" didn´t survive a long time. Why?! It was full of interesting characters!
Maybe I´m in the minority, but I don´t think that the focus of the show wasn´t too much on Sarah. There was enough space for the other characters to develop their own stories. Romy (Jennifer Garner), an actress who tries to find work, Maguire (Jonathon Schaech), the guy from the record-shop, who falls in love with Sarah, J.B. (Diego Serrano), a hairdresser who works at the edge of legality sometimes and falls in love with Romy, etc - they all try to find luck on their own way. I can especially remember episode 12 "The time everything changed" when Molly, a girlfriend of Romy died. I guess it was the most dramatic episode! Besides in Germany - where the show was called "New York life" - all 19 episodes were aired. So the american TV-audience will never know who Sarah´s real father is. It was a real touching moment when she met him....
"Time of your life" would have been a great alternative for "Party of five"-fans. Why didn´t they give the show a second chance?! It really had the potential for success! I can remember that "Party of five" was also a missuccess in the first season! It´s a shame that it was cancelled so soon!
Another great show on television that I will miss...
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