LIFE – Early screening and review


As you know I rented the DVD made available by NBC which offers a preview of three of its new shows (Chuck, Life, Journeyman) on Blockbuster.

After Journeyman (you can check out my Journeyman review here), I decided to take a look at LIFE. From the previews, I was already pretty excited about the show, and after seeing it I am even more excited. NBC is really bringing it this Fall, so far I am on board for all four of their new shows (Bionic Woman, Journeyman, Life, and Chuck).

Back to Life, I think the best thing out of the show is Damian Lewis, he is absolutely phenomenal. Talk about great acting. I already knew he was good, but this is just proof of his greatness. He just has every single moment down. In every scene, you can feel all these years of prison weighting on his shoulders, brilliant! I think he is one of the main reasons why I loved the show so much.

Apart, from Damian Lewis’ great performance, Life benefits from a good concept. I think they can keep people interested by having different cases getting solved each episode, and having the overall arched storyline of Damian Lewis’ character, Charlie Crews, trying to find out who framed him, spread out throughout the season. The writing is smart and funny. You get attached to the characters (especially Charlie Crews, did I mention I love Damian Lewis?) and get emotionally involved with what is happening to them.

The verdictLife is another show that has officially made my Fall 2007 TV shows list. All and all, I think it has great potential to make it as a TV show. I am still a little worried that people might not respond as well as expected. Since I plan on getting emotionally involved with the show, it would suck big time if it got cancelled. Still, I definitely recommend Life as one of the new TV shows to check out this Fall 2007.

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For more information check out our Fall 2007 TV Guide and “Life’s” Death Watch status.

Plot: A new drama about a detective who is given a second chance. Damian Lewis stars as complex, offbeat Detective Charlie Crews, who, thanks to close friend and attorney Constance Griffiths, returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

Promo for Life: