Dissatisfied with what TV has to offer me in summer,
I take to watching my old DVD's of shows I loved but died too soon.
LIFE (2007 & 2008)
was an intelligent, riveting show.
It has been long enough since I last watched the episodes that I am now enjoying them anew.
Damien Lewis plays Charlie Crews, an L.A. cop who spent 12 years in jail for a murder he didn’t commit.
Now exonerated and with a handsome settlement,
Charlie opts to return to his beat, even though he could retire on his new wealth.
The premise of Life is that prison changed Charlie profoundly;
he maintained his sanity by adopting a state of Zen calm and philosophical quizzicality.
These new skills now help him solve crimes.
He tells suspects, ”I hate cops too” —
and many of his fellow officers, who don’t buy his DNA-evidence pardon, hate him, too.
As suspected by those who framed him in the police department,
Charlie is piecing together the mystery of who did kill his best friend, his wife, and one child.
Episode by episode he gets closer and closer either to the truth or a bullet in the chest.
Do you re-watch favorite TV shows or movies when nothing new appeals to you?