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Life: Season 1 (2007)




Critic Consensus: Life is distinguished by star Damian Lewis' undeniable charisma, but let down by a rote procedural formula and one too many quirks for its Zen protagonist.


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A police detective wrongly imprisoned for 12 years returns to the force with a Zen-like perspective that he uses to analyze cases and personal issues.


Damian Lewis
as Det. Charlie Crews
Sarah Shahi
as Dani Reese
Brooke Langton
as Constance Griffiths
Adam Arkin
as Ted Earley
Robin Weigert
as Lt. Karen Davis
Benjamin Benitez
as Constance Griffiths
Roger Aaron Brown
as Det. Carl Ames Ret.
Brent Sexton
as Off. Bobby Stark
Deborah Ann Woll
as Ted Earley
Charles Malik Whitfield
as Lt. Karen Davis
Doug McKeon
as Lt. Karen Davis
Victor Rivers
as Jack Reese
Jennifer Siebel Newsom
as Jennifer Conover
Max Greenfield
as Bradley Sloane
Meredith Salenger
as Leslie Stark
Ryan Locke
as Jake Silvers
Martin Grey
as Mark Conover
Tom Virtue
as Fire chief
Leigh Taylor-Young
as Doreen Turner
Sam Puefua
as Islander
Stephen Burleigh
as Alex Turner
Patricia Place
as Mrs. Andrews
Sonia Rockwell
as Gina/Cute Girl 1
Leena Huff
as Tina/Cute Girl 2
Amanda Musso
as Pretty Woman
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Critic Reviews for Life: Season 1

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (15)

Damian Lewis, who uses a flawless American accent, makes Life worth a gander. And he is surrounded by a distinctive cast.

September 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Rand Ravich and David Semel have breathed fresh life into the common-sounding concept of Life. They've done it by concocting interesting mysteries and offbeat characters - and, most of all, by filling Life with one remarkable actor after another.

September 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Crews' idiosyncrasies are already tired by the end of the first episode.

September 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Damian Lewis, who plays the quirky, fruit-loving Detective Charlie Crews, simply may not be enough to keep this show on the air.

September 19, 2018 | Rating: 6.5/10 | Full Review…

Charlie is focused on enjoying the moment, every moment, which helps him gain witnesses' trust and glean suspects' motives. His quirky mannerisms are certainly a gimmick and, while amusing, Charlie isn't a believable character.

September 19, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's all in what Lewis brings to the man beneath the loopiness... It's a bravura performance, and sets Life apart from the police procedural pack. Because without Lewis, Life is a solid if mostly unremarkable program.

September 19, 2018 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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