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A billionaire bio-engineer brings a dead police officer back to life.

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Series cast summary:
Robert Kazinsky ...  Jimmy Pritchard 11 episodes, 2016
Dilshad Vadsaria ...  Mary Goodwin 11 episodes, 2016
Adhir Kalyan ...  Otto Goodwin 11 episodes, 2016
Ciara Bravo ...  Gracie Pritchard 11 episodes, 2016
Vanessa Lengies ...  Alexa 11 episodes, 2016
Tim DeKay ...  Duval Pritchard 11 episodes, 2016
Scott Menville ...  Arthur 11 episodes, 2016
Amanda Detmer ...  Helen 8 episodes, 2016
Carmen Moore ...  Agent Sue Adair 8 episodes, 2016
Adan Canto ...  Connor Graff 5 episodes, 2016
Philip Baker Hall ...  Old Jimmy Pritchard 5 episodes, 2016
Robyn Daye Edwards ...  FBI Agent / ... 5 episodes, 2016
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It follows the life of Jimmy Pritchard, a 75-year-old former King County, Washington sheriff who was morally corrupt and later disgraced and forced to retire. After he is killed in a robbery at his son's home, Pritchard is brought back to life in the improved body of a younger man by billionaire tech-genius twins Mary and Otto Goodwin. However, despite having a new life and a chance to relive his life and find a new purpose, the temptations that led to his career being tarnished continue to haunt him Written by Soumik Ghosh

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Death gave him a second chance at life.

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13 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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While it was under development the show was titled "Frankenstein". When FOX picked the show up to series it was titled "The Frankenstein Code". In August of 2015 FOX announced that the show had officially been re-named "Looking Glass". See more »

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Another excuse for a "Special" vigilante cop to "clean the city"...
28 December 2015 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

There are countless series and movies out there where the main character is an ex-cop who, because of some excuse, becomes some sort of lone wolf vigilante with the help of some organization or the government or some technological miracle etc. or a combination of the above.

"Second Chance" is the latest addition to the pile! The "excuse" here is supposedly based on Mary Shelley's classic novel Frankenstein. (The producers were even thinking calling the series "The Frankenstein Code").

An 80 y.o. ex-sheriff (played by the veteran Philip Baker Hall) is murdered and his body not only comes to life (!) but it is rejuvenated and genetically improved by a couple of billionaire twins (who invented the facebook or something). He becomes a 30 y.o. stronger version of him retaining in the process ALL his previous memories in every detail! Soooo, this has absolutely nothing to do with Frankenstein, which was a dull monster, sum of bodyparts from many different corpses and no memories whatsoever!!!

The basic set-up of "Second chance" is something you've seen a gazillion times on TV (Intelligence, Agent-X, The Player etc. etc.), i.e. a lone wolf action hero with high-tech support and some sort of secret.

The key question is "Is it fun?". Well, too soon to tell (I just saw the unaired pilot). The main plot of the pilot (some crooked FBI agents) are pretty much resolved. There is no mystery in that plot-arc.

So, I guess, the main character Ray (they should have named him ...Frank!) would start taking assignments "to clean the city" as an ex-sheriff he ones was. His job will be fairly easily having superhuman power and 2 billionaires hackers who can easily penetrate any database and yada-yada-yada etc. etc. You ve seen it a millions times before.

In the next episodes I'm pretty sure we will see Ray breaking-in in some facility wearing an earpiece and exchanging "witty" comments with the Twins.

Overall: Nothing special so far. Seems like a work in progress. Didn't hate it, but it looks like it will become an average unimpressive same-o show.

UPDATE after 10th ep.: I know the ratings are extremely low, but the show has improved during its course. It is "another excuse" for a special consultant cop, but the backbone of its main plot arc is also strong. And even the actors and their chemistry together were improved. A couple of twists were welcome too. So I increase my rating and hope for its continuance, although against all odds.


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