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This Life 

Set in contemporary Montreal, This Life is a family saga focusing on Natalie Lawson, an accomplished columnist and single mother in her early forties whose terminal cancer diagnosis sends ... See full summary »

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Richard Blaimert
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Series cast summary:
Torri Higginson ...  Natalie Lawson 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Lauren Lee Smith ...  Maggie Lawson 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Rick Roberts ...  Matthew Lawson 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Kristopher Turner ...  Oliver Lawson 20 episodes, 2015-2016
James Wotherspoon James Wotherspoon ...  Caleb Lawson 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Stephanie Janusauskas ...  Emma Lawson-Crowley 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Julia Scarlett Dan ...  Romy Lawson-Crowley 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Janet-Laine Green ...  Janine Lawson 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Peter MacNeill ...  Gerald Lawson 20 episodes, 2015-2016
Marianne Farley ...  Nicole Breen 19 episodes, 2015-2016
Helene Xia-Wong Helene Xia-Wong ...  Abby 16 episodes, 2015-2016
Rachael Crawford ...  Danielle Berg 12 episodes, 2015-2016
Shawn Doyle ...  Andrew Wallace 10 episodes, 2015
Louis Ferreira ...  David K. Crowley 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Hamza Haq ...  Raza Ali 10 episodes, 2016
Deena Aziz ...  Dr. Norah Basra 10 episodes, 2015-2016
Seamus Patterson ...  Jayden 10 episodes, 2015
Victoria Sanchez ...  Béatrice Ledoux 9 episodes, 2015-2016
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Set in contemporary Montreal, This Life is a family saga focusing on Natalie Lawson, an accomplished columnist and single mother in her early forties whose terminal cancer diagnosis sends her on a quest to prepare her teenage children for life without her. Her tight-knit family - sister, two brothers and parents - do the best they can to help her, while coping with their own responses to this revelation. THIS LIFE is a funny, honest, heartfelt series about a regular family whose world turns upside down overnight. Faced with the uncertainty of life, each Lawson does their best to embrace the absurdity of the journey, while confronting the drama that comes with all of their choices big and small.

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Every Family is a Drama

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5 October 2015 (Canada) See more »

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Montréal, Québec, Canada

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trials and tribulations
21 November 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

In Montreal, Natalie Lawson (Torri Higginson) is a divorced mom to three teenagers. Her life gets more complicated when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Everybody in the family has issues including her siblings and her parents.

I like the characters and I like the actors. It makes their trials and tribulations more compelling. And boy, there are loads of trials and tribulations. It's melodramatic but in a good way. It does get overwhelming by the second season. It doesn't get a third which is probably for the best. It wasn't getting traction and without American distribution, this Canadian show didn't have a chance.


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