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Life Season 2 [DVD]

Damian Lewis , Sarah Shahi    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Damian Lewis, Sarah Shahi
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: None
  • Dubbed: None
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: None
  • Audio Description: None
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Dec 2009
  • Run Time: 1260 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002JTWK2Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,016 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

All 21 episodes from the second season of the Los Angeles-set crime drama series. Damian Lewis returns to his role as Charlie, an eccentric detective who returns to the force after being wrongfully imprisoned. Back on the beat with his determined partner, Dani Reese (Sarah Shahi), he sets out to catch all the city's wrongdoers using his own unconventional methods. Episodes are: 'Find Your Happy Place', 'Everything... All the Time', 'The Business of Miracles', 'Not for Nothing', 'Crushed', 'Did You Feel That?', 'Jackpot', 'Black Friday', 'Badge Bunny', 'Evil... and His Brother Ziggy', 'Canyon Flowers', 'Trapdoor', 'Re-Entry', 'Mirror Ball', 'I Heart Mom', 'Hit Me Baby', 'Shelf Life', '3 Women', '5 Quarts', 'Initiative 38' and 'One'.

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57 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE PATH TO ZEN - ENDS HERE! 23 Aug 2009
By Mr. William Oxley VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
The second series of 21 episodes is the last series as NBC have canceled LIFE! We can only hope for a miracle resurrection.

Damian Lewis plays fruit loving Zen disciple Detective Charlie Crews, the beautiful Sarah Shahi as Dani Reese (in real life due to her pregnancy she is temporarily replaced by Gabrielle Union as Jane Seever), and the cool Adam Arkin as his live-in friend Ted Early (he deserves more air time!). The new police boss is Donal Logue as Captain Kevin Tidwell who is really well cast but definitely needs a haircut.

Like all the good recent dramas (Dexter, The Mentalist) there is a thread running through each series that slowly gets revealed. Who were responsible for framing Crews for murder? In the second series he continues to get closer to the main protagonists in the conspiracy that may include rogue cops, FBI agents, and Russian mobsters. Maybe too close.

The series continues to be original, involving, and well acted. The highlight of each episode is the way that Crews comes up with the answers due to his alternative look on life and people. Do not miss it.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show - very sorry if season two is the end 11 Jan 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Life is a fantastic show. Damian Lewis' wonderful performance ensures that it transcends the usual cop-show routine and becomes something truly unique. Charlie Crews is a refreshing different cop and very cool in his own way. The scripts are of consistently high standard with witty dialogue and interesting characters. The new captain is a great addition to the show and his unexpected, yet ultimately convincing relationship with Dani is one of the shows little joys. I assume that the writers only found out that they wouldn't be renewed for a third season part way through producing season two as certain plot lines are seemingly abandoned (Charlies relationship with his wife for instance) as the writers concentrate on wrapping up the main story threads. It's a lovely show though with a satisfying finale. One of the best US shows of the last couple of years and well worth watching.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A WORK OF GENIUS 27 April 2010
By Tony
Format:DVD
I've watched both series on DVD. It may not have got the viewing figures NBC wanted but that says more about the intelligence (or lack of) of the American TV watcher than it does about the quality of this programme. It's brilliant from the acting of all the main protagonists (Lewis is astonishing), to the music, to the quirky stories.

I'm not sure if a third series was needed as the loose ends were pretty much tied up. It's now a thing of beauty like Life on Mars. The final episode of series two had me enthralled from start to finish as I had no idea what was going to happen (it had the feel of a movie) and the last five or six minutes at the orange grove were breathtaking and I had to watch that section several times over as soon as I finished it because the revelation right at the end if you can call it that (I won't spoil it) had me close to tears and I had to watch it again.

You should see this. TV doesn't get any better. Take note ITV, BBC and Channel 4.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series, fun to watch 15 Aug 2011
Format:DVD
I wanted Life on DVD because I missed some of the episodes on TV and I was missing some links for the final solution of the "Set Up" that brought Charlie Cruise into prison.I loved every minute of it. Damian Lewis is a great actor. He speaks a perfect American accent, what brings me to the only negative point. I'm German and much better in understanding British English, so subtitles would have helped a bit, but after some Episodes I got used to it.
The Zen philosophy of the series comes from Alan W. Watts.

My favourite quote:
"We are none of us alone, even if we exhale it is inhaled by others. The light that shines upon me shines upon my neighbour as well. In this way everything is connected to everything." ( Life Season 1, "Farthingale")
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Total shame 26 April 2010
Format:DVD
Why is it that the suits always can the gems?
This is a cracker of a series , and thoroughly deserved a third season....

Damian Lewis is a brilliant lead, and the whole thing is brilliantly written...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not as great as series one, but it does pick up 19 Mar 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Husband and I loved series one, thought it was a genuinely brilliant show - great script, great stories, great characters. Series 2 started off very disappointing. Writing was really pretty awful, but thankfully we stuck it out, as it picked up towards the middle of the series and (almost) returned to the top standard of series one. All in all we felt it was worth watching given how much we loved series one, despite the dodgy start to the season.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars But not as we know it 22 Feb 2013
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Not as good as the first series, but possibly this is due to being used to the characters now. Still, an excellent series with 'interesting' stories and characters.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant series, lacking sound quality... 1 April 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I bought this after seeing a couple of the episodes on satellite TV (which I now know were from Series 2) and loving them. The episodes in this series are as good if not better. I loved every minute of every one. I bought this in spite of the fact that I am slightly hard of hearing and other reviews had said that the sound wasn't clear and there were no subtitles. This is the case, but I was able to rewind the few instances when I could not get the sense of what was said, or when I missed one of Charlie's brilliant "thoughts". While it was certainly a failing to produce this DVD with sub-quality sound and without subtitles, I'd thoroughly recommend still buying it if you like slightly off-the-wall humour in a not-too-serious drama series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Life
I will never understand why the US television companies cancelled this series. It is outstanding. Pity the title is so mundane it causes people to overlook it but I would recommend... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Odin
5.0 out of 5 stars life
I was loaned the first season by my daughter and was hooked.just had to see more and was not dissapointed
Published 4 months ago by margaret butler
5.0 out of 5 stars If Only Life was this good.
Liked Damien Lewis from Homeland and Looked at this on the net and bought it, Soooo Funny.Can't wait for series three.
Published 7 months ago by James Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Fabulous, light hearted series - Damian Lewis is so versatile. Worth watching both series over and again, can't wait for a series 3
Published 7 months ago by Mrs Cile M Owen
5.0 out of 5 stars How to eat an apple
yes he is an oddball character, plays it so well, pretty good stories in each episode, what a treasure Damien is for the British film industry.
Published 7 months ago by Lenny
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab Series
As a massive fan of Damien Lewis and everything he does I loved this DVD, just a shame they never made a season 3.
Published 7 months ago by Miss H M Elliott
5.0 out of 5 stars Super watch
Fantastic, an easy watch. Damian Lewis played an excellent character. A disappointment that there is only 2 seasons. Certainly worth a purchase.
Published 8 months ago by BARRY MCCARTHY
5.0 out of 5 stars On time as advertised
One of two bought as a present. Arrived on time as advertised so should be great but only Christmas morning will tell.
Published 8 months ago by Don
5.0 out of 5 stars Get it.
Although there were only 2 series of this - US audiences why didn't you keep watching - it's excellent and a series culled before it's time.
Published 9 months ago by Mike Jefferson
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping!
One of the best series I have watching. Up there with the wire
and Brotherhood. looking forward to the second series.
Published 11 months ago by ChrisM
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