Twice in a Lifetime (1999–2001)

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The inspiring and provocative series is back for a second season tapping into the universal fantasy: to be given a second chance to fix an error of the past. Every episode features a guest ... See full summary »


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Series cast summary:
Al Waxman ...
 Judge Othniel / ... (42 episodes, 1999-2001)
Gordie Brown ...
 Mr. Jones / ... (22 episodes, 1999-2000)
 Mr. Smith / ... (22 episodes, 2000-2001)


The inspiring and provocative series is back for a second season tapping into the universal fantasy: to be given a second chance to fix an error of the past. Every episode features a guest star playing a flawed person who dies suddenly. Waiting for him on the other side are two celestial figures: a guide, Mr. Smith, and Judge Othniel. The person is given the chance to return to earth and to a time when he went astray. Guided by Mr.Smith, the character has three days to cajole his younger self to not make the same mistake. By changing history, he can alter the future and the course of other lives affected by him. It is not easy as it first appears because the character must overcome deep biases and character flaws. Mr. Smith, who doesn't remember his own life on earth and death, struggles to make sense of human nature and to unravel the mysteries of the Universe. But by guiding others, he hopes to earn his own second chance. Written by Betty Palik

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25 August 1999 (USA)  »

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(44 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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(theme song, season 2)
Written by Stephen Brackley, Glenn Morley
Performed by Rique Franks, Terry Hatty, Wayne St. John, Sharon Lee Williams
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"You won't understand until you've walked a mile in my mocassins" But you're not an aboriginal/Asian people!

Picture this: a lazy hangover Friday afternoon. No cable. 2:00 p.m., the notoriously worst time slot on television, until... Any television show that opens with a crusty mobile seating device bound woman stealing some innocent, exercising children's basketball, and the promise of an aged Al Waxman, instantly sucks me in. From the Lifetime-Harlequin T.V. movie style opening to the oh--so ironic plot about the crabby mobile seating device bound woman having the chance to reflect on her misguided anger so that she can ultimately find happiness despite her spinal cord injury, this show is an epiphany of brilliance. If you love awesome TV shows, you will lust after "Twice in a Lifetime".

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