I want to plug one of the most intriguing shows returning from last year.
Life is the story of a police detective sent to prison as a cop killer, a crime he didn’t commit. After a lawsuit gets him out, he wins a multi-million-dollar settlement as well as his place back on the force. This doesn’t go well. Some of his former co-workers are jealous of what they see as a windfall, not realizing what it cost him. Some still think he’s guilty and got out on a technicality. Some are just freaked out by his Zen-like calm and single-mindedness (reached after living through the torture of being a cop thrown in with criminals). He’s determined to find out who framed him and why, a conspiracy that reaches through the police force.
Watch the pilot online for free, but be aware, it make take more than one episode for the show to grow on you. Some think there’s something Batman-like about Damian Lewis’ portrayal of Charlie Crews, alone in his mansion, focused on finding justice. (Which would make Adam Arkin, as a white-collar criminal befriended by Crews in jail, a combination Robin and Alfred.)
Season 2 starts September 29, but you can watch the first episode online now.