Sunday, January 29, 2017

Life: Season 12007

     Charlie Crews spent 12 years in prison for multiple murders but he was innocent.  He suffered a lot of mental and physical abuse on the inside from fellow prisoners because of their hatred of cops.  He received a high dollar settlement when he was released and he could be retired.  He decided to go back to the same police unit and resume his career.  Dani Reese is his new partner.  He still has to deal with members of the force past and present who were there when Charlie was convicted.  Everyone except his attorney thought he was guilty.  No one thought he was innocent or believed in him.
     Charlie looks at the crime and the suspect differently now that he’s been on both sides of the fence.  It’s much more important to get everything right and sometimes you can’t follow by the book.  Charlie is still working the evidence on his own case to track down who should be in prison.  I thought this series was very interesting.  There is a ‘different’ viewpoint of law enforcement and crime solving.  The individual cases are interesting too.  3 ½* (I liked this series)

45 min, each episode TV series, Crime created by Rand Ravich with Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi, Adam Arkin, Brent Sexton, Donal Logue.

Note:  Imdb 8.3 out of 10, Metacritic 64 out of 100 with 21 critics 7.9 out of 10 with 250 reviews, Amazon 4.7* out of 5* with 1101 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed on Stage 33, 43, 44, Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California.  Damian Lewis as Charlie and Helen McCory as Amanda Puryer, head of the security agency hired to protect Micky Rayborn are engaged and have two children.  The background story of Charlie is that he was part owner of a bar.  California prohibits a liquor license for a peace officer or their spouse.  There is a Season Two of this series.

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