The Best Thing Ever, When You Like a Quirky Murder Mystery

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I wanted to spend a short post to promote one of my family’s favorite new(er) shows. It’s called “Life”, and it’s on NBC. The first season just finished a couple of weeks ago, but it looks like the network is running it again, from the beginning, starting January 19 at 9 p.m. (I think that’s Eastern time)

We LOVE this show. The lead character, Charlie Crews, is a cop who was convicted of a double murder that he didn’t commit and put in prison for 12 years. The show picks up upon his release from prison, after he gets a HUGE settlement and an apology for being the wrong guy. He goes back to the police force and, along with his partner, solves a murder during each episode while at the same time running a behind-the-scenes investigation to try to uncover who set him up. We love Charlie’s wit and the chemistry (not romantic) that he has with Dani Reese, his recovering-addict partner.

Here is the first promo. Although it doesn’t summarize the show, it does give you a flavor of Charlie’s zen-like qualities.

Here is another one:

We absolutely stop everything for this show. In fact, we found out that, over Thanksgiving week, one of our relatives cancelled the DVR recording of the episode of “Life” so the channel wouldn’t automatically change, and we were all up in arms about it, because each episode is chained to the next. Arrggghhh!

During the last episode of the season, we cheered several times. CHEERED!

If you can, catch it when they replay it on Saturday the 19th. If you can’t, you can also apparently view full episodes at, but I’m not sure how fun that would be, because each episode is an hour. Let me know what you think! (Have you already seen it? Let me know that, too!)


  • suchsimplepleasures

    never even heard of it but…i like those kinds of shows so i may have to check it out. the only show that i’ve gotten into is heroes…but,i missed the season finale!!! boo hoo!
    so…i tried south beach a few years ago. i did phase 1 for 6 weeks…followed it exactly. i only lost 4 pounds! i was soooooo pissed, especially when the claim is that you lose so much weight, quickly! but, i’ll keep you posted about this diet, too! keep me posted about south beach!!

  • k a t i e

    For once, it sounds like we got the same show at nearly the same time! Our channels always claim to ‘zap it direct from the US’ so we can see it at the same time, and that’s usually around 5 weeks old – so imagine what our wait is for things like Desperate Housewives (my addiction) and Brother & Sisters etc. Months and months. Sigh! I haven’t caught Life from the beginning – it’s on halfway through dog training, so I’m usually home t catch the ending!

  • Melisa

    SSP/Melissa: Yes, check it out for sure! (BTW: you are so funny, commenting here on my comments that I put on your blog! But to continue this conversation, we’ve done South Beach before and I lost about 12-15…hoping for the same this time.) (It IS the same 12-15 that I gained back after all! LOL)

    Kat: I will keep my fingers crossed for you! I guess you’d be a candidate for watching them online if you wanted to…

    Katie: Wow, you’re right, that is fast! I always thought you guys wouldn’t get our stuff until a year or so later…