Quick Synopsis: Sentiments for all occasions.
Long Synopsis: Three trunks with bodies inside are found at three different places around Los Angeles. Each trunk has been numbered. They begin searching for the killer, believing there may be more trunks and dead bodies to follow.
Review: Life is a show that I was happy NBC gave a second season. Although, given the choice, I would’ve kept Journeyman. Life is a procedural, but one that revolves around a thoroughly interesting central character and back-story.
That central character is Det. Charlie Crews, played by Damian Lewis (Band of Brothers). The story of him having been sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit and how that changed him, makes for a great character. Also, his searching for the truth behind his being set up to take the fall for that crime.
The story is also interesting because he has been partnered up with Det. Dani Reese, played by Sarah Shahi (The L Word), the daughter of the guy he believes was behind setting him up.
But, even with all that back-story, I think you can still jump right in and enjoy the show, whether you watched the first season or not. Because the reason to watch is Lewis’ Det. Crews and the way he goes about solving whatever the case of the week is.
With the new season comes a new Captain for them to answer to. But, after one episode, I’m not sure about Donal Logue’s (Grounded for Life) Capt. Kevin Tidwell. His having been a New York cop could become something fun to play with.
Overall, Life is the best option in the third hour of primetime tonight. It will be a tough choice when it plays in its normal time period on Fridays up against Numb3rs on CBS. I like them both about equally, but for different reasons. The comedic aspect of Life may push it to the top spot in the time period. As for the cable competition, at this point, I would choose Life over Sanctuary on Sci Fi, Crash on Starz, and The Starter Wife on USA.
Life premieres tonight, Monday, September 29th on NBC and new episodes will play Friday, next Monday and next Friday again. Life will then continue to play on Fridays, as My Own Worst Enemy will begin playing on Mondays in two weeks.
Check out some episode and promo photos