Life (I) (2007–2009)

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A former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years.

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 Charlie Crews (32 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Dani Reese (32 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Ted Earley (32 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Robert Stark / ... (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
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 Captain Kevin Tidwell (21 episodes, 2008-2009)
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Brilliant LAPD detective Charlie Crews has survived the extreme abuse befalling an innocent cop in prison, and was exonerated for the murders and released after 12 years of hell in jail. He could retire on his settlement, but chooses to resume police work. Nevertheless, the grim experience has made him more philosophical and tempted to put justice - especially for the innocent - above chasing the presumably guilty and legally by-the-book, as his new partner Dani Reese must experience and learn to cope with. Written by KGF Vissers

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Life was what they took from him. Life is what he got back. See more »

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Damian Lewis (who plays Charlie Crews) and Helen McCrory (Amanda Puryer) are engaged in real life and have two children together. See more »

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Fellow Cop: As a cop all you have is other cops. But we all walked away.
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Old School Meets New School
10 November 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Life is one of the best shows on television because it revives the old Detective shows where there was no "CSI" made-up procedures to catch people. Instead, it is straight detective work that keeps you on edge.

This show is great because it doesn't have the flashy-ness or unbelievable murders/events as Police shows on TV now. It could be about murders for the simplest and believable reasons. Jealous spouses, simple rapes and other, everyday events. The shows characters are down-to-earth and cast perfectly with the recovering-addict Detective and Damian Lewis' enthralling "Zen-Like" Detectiveness. The way the writers have him interviewing and connecting with people is unlike any other police show or movie I have ever seen.

To make things better, is the side story of how Damian Lewis is spending his money from his settlement. What at first seems like a series like "Bad Boys" is quickly proved incorrect with the lines "I am not attached to this car..." and you can see that he is.

But the best, very best part of this show is how Dt Crews is investigating his own case to find out who framed him during a triple homicide. Again, using basic, detective work.

I was starting to find CSI-style shows becoming boring, and lacking in depth and was excited to finally find a show that uses its characters to bring it to life, not scantly-clothed girls with almost no acting skill.

So if you want a believable show, with great characters and a great story line every week, watch Life and you'll become attached to the show!


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