History Series / Life

15th Oct '16 8:44:10 PM Zadia
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** The lead detective on Charlie's case doesn't believe Charlie's innocence, even with the DNA tests. For one, he was the one who did all the investigating and formed a case that everyone thought was true for over a decade, only to have it busted by some miracle new invention- and for two, who'd want to admit that they were wrong and sent the wrong guy to prison for over a decade?
** The police really aren't keen on having Charlie back in the force, given that he's walking proof that they fucked up, and also because they view him as unstable and a potential liability. In addition, multiple characters question why the hell Charlie even wanted his job back- after all, he got his freedom and millions of dollars, who'd want to be a cop?

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** The lead detective on Charlie's case doesn't believe Charlie's innocence, even with the DNA tests. For one, he was the one who did all the investigating and formed a case that everyone thought was true for over a decade, only to have it busted by some miracle new invention- invention that he doesn't believe in- and for two, who'd want to admit that they were wrong and sent the wrong guy to prison for over a decade?
** The police really aren't keen on having Charlie back in the force, given that he's walking proof that they fucked up, and also because they view him as unstable and a potential liability. liability, hence why he gets his new partner straight from their shit list. In addition, multiple characters question why the hell Charlie even wanted his job back- after all, he got his freedom and millions of dollars, who'd want to be a cop?cop after that?



** As Charlie guessed, his new partner was picked because she was on the shit list.
15th Oct '16 8:41:52 PM Zadia
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* RealityEnsues: As Charlie's old partner, Bobby was a pariah for several years once Charlie was convicted. He doesn't hold it against Charlie, but his wife does.
** Charlie's ex-wife moved on while Charlie was in prison, and she isn't particularly keen on so much as being friends with him again, let alone restarting their relationship.
** The lead detective on Charlie's case doesn't believe Charlie's innocence, even with the DNA tests. For one, he was the one who did all the investigating and formed a case that everyone thought was true for over a decade, only to have it busted by some miracle new invention- and for two, who'd want to admit that they were wrong and sent the wrong guy to prison for over a decade?
** The police really aren't keen on having Charlie back in the force, given that he's walking proof that they fucked up, and also because they view him as unstable and a potential liability. In addition, multiple characters question why the hell Charlie even wanted his job back- after all, he got his freedom and millions of dollars, who'd want to be a cop?
** After getting out of prison, Charlie's got a very... unique mindset, and that causes him to clash with Reese a lot. He also sleeps around a lot and eats a lot of fruit- both things that he couldn't get in prison.
** In her backstory, Reese went undercover for a drug bust. She wound up sleeping with a junkie, and ended up getting so immersed in the cover that she became a junkie too.
** As Charlie guessed, his new partner was picked because she was on the shit list.
** In one episode, a lab managed to make a cancer drug that was having really good results with a rare kind of cancer, but the company funding them stopped all research on the drug because it was a really rare kind of cancer, and therefore not profitable. Harsh, but unfortunately happens a lot.
25th Aug '16 4:51:45 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with DiscoveryChannel/BBC nature documentary miniseries ''Life''.

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Not to be confused with DiscoveryChannel/BBC Creator/DiscoveryChannel[=/=]BBC nature documentary miniseries ''Life''.
6th Aug '16 1:56:03 PM flambeau
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* TitleDrop: The series title is dropped in the very first episode, while several episodes throughout the show get their own titles dropped.
--> "Life was his sentence, and life is what he got back."
** "Dig a Hole" and "Fill it Up", the final two episodes of season one, both contain the quote formed by their combined titles.



** Crews gets a lot of this with his lawyer, Connie, and also his ex-wife [[spoiler: eventually resolved]] and occasionally with women associated with the crime of the week.

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** Crews gets a lot of this with his lawyer, Connie, and also his ex-wife ex-wife, [[spoiler: eventually resolved]] resolved]], and occasionally with women associated with the crime of the week.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefullness: What usually happens to people when Roman is finished with them.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefullness: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: What usually happens to people when Roman is finished with them.
6th Aug '16 1:43:47 PM flambeau
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** From the season two finale: "I am not attached to that gun."



* HolyBacklight: In the Season One finale, "Fill It Up." Also pops up again in "Re-Entry".

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* HolyBacklight: In Often used to highlight Charlie at important moments, with the Season One most dramatic example probably being the season one finale, "Fill It Up." Also pops up again in "Re-Entry".



* ImprovisedWeapon: One case involved them searching for an assassin who killed their targets with whatever was available around the house. The weapons used during the episode include, but are not limited to: a broom handle, cleaning solution, a full bathtub and a plugged-in television, and a can of ''diet soda'' (although that last one was used by Crews, not the assassin).
** In another episode, Crews stops a fleeing suspect by throwing a fruitcake at him.



* MotorMouth: Crews slips into this at times, but it seems to crop up most when he's rattled or thinking about prison.

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* MotorMouth: Crews slips into this at times, but it seems to crop up most when he's rattled or thinking about prison.prison (or rattled because he's thinking about prison).



** He also really enjoys sunlight, and the lighting on the show reflects that.



* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Crews has a tendency to stand uncomfortably close to witnesses and suspects, especially in the early episodes. One can safely assume he's forgotten the social rules about personal space after spending twelve years in a place where social rules don't apply.

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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Crews has a tendency to stand uncomfortably close to witnesses and suspects, especially in the early episodes. One can safely assume he's forgotten the social rules about personal space after spending twelve years in a place where social those rules don't apply.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Damian Lewis' [[FakeAmerican American accent]] is pretty strong throughout the series, but there are a few times where he slips into a slightly twangier accent than usual during the early episodes before he finally settled into Charlie's accent.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefullness: What usually happens to

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefullness: What usually happens to people when Roman is finished with them.
6th Aug '16 1:19:42 PM flambeau
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"Why would the universe make fun of us?"\\

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"Why exactly would the universe make fun of us?"\\us all?"\\



* BadBoss: Roman Nevikov.

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* BadBoss: Roman Nevikov. Nevikov, who is known to kill his own people when they no longer serve a purpose. Literally no one was sad to see him die.


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* LoveInterest: Olivia for Ted, which puts him in the midst of a love triangle with Charlie's father.


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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefullness: What usually happens to
6th Aug '16 12:58:20 PM flambeau
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: "Do you know how I survived twelve years in prison?"

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: "Do you know how I survived twelve years in prison?"Don't make Crews angry. Just don't. It will not end well for you.



* PreMortemOneLiner: "Do you wanna know how I got through twelve years in prison?"
** Followed immediately by a PostMortemOneLiner: "Like that."



* ToplessFromTheBack: Any time a nude female is shown, which happens more often than you might suspect.

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* ToplessFromTheBack: Any time a nude female is shown, which happens more often than you might suspect.expect.



* TranquilFury: Charlie Crews. He never raises his voice or becomes visibly angry, but heaven help you if you piss him off.

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* TranquilFury: Charlie Crews. He Crews never raises his voice or becomes visibly angry, but heaven help you if you piss him off.off. The best example occurs near the end of the series finale, when he [[spoiler: kills Roman with a single punch to the throat, and remains completely serene as the man chokes to death next to him]].



** Crews gets a lot of this with Connie, and also his ex-wife and occasionally with women associated with the crime of the week.
* WalkingSpoiler: Rachel Seybolt.

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** Crews gets a lot of this with his lawyer, Connie, and also his ex-wife [[spoiler: eventually resolved]] and occasionally with women associated with the crime of the week.
* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: Rachel Seybolt.Seybolt]].
5th Aug '16 12:22:14 AM flambeau
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* DynamicEntry: In "One", Charlie does this with [[CarFu ''a car'']].

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* DynamicEntry: In "One", Charlie does this with [[CarFu ''a car'']].''[[CarFu a car]]''.
5th Aug '16 12:19:59 AM flambeau
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* NoodleIncident: In a non-humorous example, there are several vague references to an incident involving something Charlie did to a correction officer during his years in prison.
4th Aug '16 11:43:23 PM flambeau
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* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Crews has a tendency to stand uncomfortably close to witnesses and suspects, especially in the early episodes. One can safely assume he's forgotten the social rules about personal space after spending twelve years in a place where social rules don't apply.


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* TattooedCrook: A lot of the criminals are heavily tattooed. Crews himself, although not an actual criminal, hints that he might have some ink of his own from his days in prison.
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