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  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 10, 2014
  • Season #: 1
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  • Summary: Young Boston journalist April (Italia Ricci) is trying to balance her career, a budding romance with coworker Dominic (Richard Brancatisano), as well as her family that includes her mother Sara (Mary Page Keller), younger sister Brenna (Haley Ramm), and grandmother Emma (Rebecca Schull), when she receives news she has cancer. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: David Hinckley
    Jun 9, 2014
    80
    Chasing Life walks a line itself, staying away from sad, but stopping short of sentimental. Ricci makes the balance work, reminding us that a story of a girl with cancer can also be the story of a girl.
  2. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    Jun 9, 2014
    75
    As episodes unfold, the relationships resonate, and the characters run deeper.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jun 9, 2014
    70
    Through three episodes the series manages to mine the arbitrary nature of her predicament without being cloying--no small feat, given the venue and subject matter.
  4. Reviewed by: Ellen Gray
    Jun 9, 2014
    60
    There are one or two (or five) plot points too many packed into each episode, potentially lessening the impact of any single one but also ensuring that Life won't be one long sobfest.
  5. Reviewed by: Carrie Raisler
    Jun 10, 2014
    58
    Though still stumbling around in search of a center, Chasing Life has the potential to tell an interesting story about this one person’s particular journey through life after diagnosis--if it doesn’t get too caught up in the small details.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Jun 10, 2014
    50
    The series is an adaptation of popular Mexican tele­novela “Terminales” and doesn’t do enough to shake off its more sensational roots. A plot swerve at the end of the hour will set off more groans than gasps.
  7. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    Jun 10, 2014
    37
    What Chasing Life mainly raises, though, is eyebrows, for being so laughably bad.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 12, 2014
    10
    It's a new style for Abc Family, for the first episode they did very well. I just bringing back more episodes. Italia Ricci is the best actress for the role of "April" Expand