Wednesday, October 10, 2007

LIFE: "Pilot"

LIFE is a new NBC series where a former police officer returns to the force after having been wrongly imprisoned for years. I heard good buzz about this show and I caught it at the gym. I found it fairly underwhelming. Take any procedural drama and add a quirky lead investigator. In this case, wrongfully imprisoned Charlie Crews survived 12 years in the big house by embracing zen philosophy. This allows him to bring a meditative sixth sense to crime scene investigation.

It's the type of thing we've seen dozens of times before... Lead character plays by his own rules and breaks procedure, while co-workers ha-rumph and gasp at his unorthodox methodology. But wouldn'tyaknowit, the eccentric detective knows exactly what he's doing and uncovers the key piece of evidence while everyone else is playing mental catch-up!

If the phrase CSI: Tibet intrigues you, add LIFE to your TiVo. Me? I'll opt for early parole.

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