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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 26, 2007
Season #: 1, 2
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72

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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 77 Ratings

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  • Summary: Charlie (Damian Lewis) is still solving crimes with his partner Reese while trying to find who set him up back in 1995.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Things are lighter and brighter--and frequently funnier--in the Los Angeles of Life.
  2. It's all more like a steady burn--of talent, of smart writing, of chemical reactions--and it may take a few episodes to feel the heat.
  3. In general, we like his character, and Reese's. They have a new boss named Kevin Tidwell (Donal Logue), who doesn't start off all good or all bad. Neither does the show. But if it can maintain this level of quality, it's got a shot.
  4. 70
    I found it to be more or less the same competent procedural that it was last season.
  5. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    67
    Because of Lewis' brilliant portrayal of the eccentric Charlie, the show is perfectly enjoyable. It's just not compelling, mainly because the ongoing story of Charlie's search for justice is so isolated from the rest of the show that it seems meant for bathroom and snack breaks.
  6. So long as Lewis is around, Life will be several steps above those cookie-cutter police procedurals.
  7. 60
    Dani of the Perfectly Tousled Locks watches Charlie for the rest of us, her responses shaping ours.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. CynM.
    Oct 10, 2008
    10
    This is a fantastic show that get absolutely NO press! I don't understand the logic of spending time and effort into developing a show This is a fantastic show that get absolutely NO press! I don't understand the logic of spending time and effort into developing a show and not promoting it. Expand
  2. Vanessa
    Oct 8, 2008
    10
    Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adfam Arkin and al of the other actors, writers, producers and crew are making Life one of my new favorite shows Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adfam Arkin and al of the other actors, writers, producers and crew are making Life one of my new favorite shows to watch on TV. NBC has a real hit on their hands if they only promoted it more! The music and writing is superb and the acting is amazing! I hope that NBC steps up and promotes this great show more so more people can catch onto Life! Expand
  3. RyanG
    May 9, 2009
    10
    Brilliant show. Can't believe NBC cancelled it.
  4. IsaacN.
    Oct 19, 2008
    10
    Charlie Crews is the most intriguing character on network TV.
  5. LisaJ
    Apr 1, 2009
    10
    Currently, Life is the single best show on TV. It's well written, witty, intelligent and keeps me on the edge of my seat waiting for the Currently, Life is the single best show on TV. It's well written, witty, intelligent and keeps me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next episode. Summed up: Brilliant series with a great cast! Expand
  6. BethanyK.
    Apr 13, 2009
    10
    I really do not want this show canceled.
  7. SunilM.
    Sep 30, 2008
    5
    Dopey, overrated show only a critic could love. Stunningly unoriginal. Oh, and am I the only one who thinks Damian Lewis looks like a total dweeb?

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