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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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Series cast summary:
 Charlie Crews (32 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Dani Reese (32 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Ted Earley (32 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Robert Stark / ... (22 episodes, 2007-2009)
 Captain Kevin Tidwell (21 episodes, 2008-2009)


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 his sentence. Life is what he got back. See more »


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The background story is that Charlie Crews, while an LAPD officer, had been part-owner of a bar. In California, Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) laws prohibit a peace officer or spouse of a peace officer from having a liquor license. See more »


[first lines]
Fellow Cop: As a cop all you have is other cops. But we all walked away.
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couldn't have said it better
26 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As we were watching, (and getting totally hooked!) my husband and I said that this was the "House" of the line of cop shows. His personality is sarcastic and witty, in a very intelligent and sexy kinda way! He is captivating, and his zen-like qualities are refreshing in a world of fast-paced criminal action. This (cop show) is not like any other- it has a uniqueness to it that is appealing and addicting. It is more than crime scenes and investigations. This is good. How is the Lt connected? And his partner-she has intriguing secrets to her personality too. I want to know about her story as well. The whole show- I was thinking, "ooh, what does that mean? Ooh, how is that connected?" It was humorous and intense. I can't wait till next week to get deeper into the story, I could have kept watching and watching. I like the "interviews" with the people that are involved with his personal case, it lets you, as the viewer, try to draw conclusions about his personal case. This show has a scandalous mystery and I can't wait to get more clues to the truth. Hopefully they don't pull the plug on this one, definitely a keeper in our wed night agenda. It seems like they always do that to the good ones. Keep your fingers crossed!

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