This is the half way point of the first season of For Life. We’re following Aaron Wallace as he’s been currently incarcerated for the past nine years. He recently has received a breakthrough with him now being in possession of his confidential police file.
The last episode Marie, was my favorite episode of the series so far.The way they handled time and the acting performance from Joy Bryant as Marie was Emmy worthy.This week we are back in present day and the story is continuing. I’m glad we get to see more of Henry Roswell.He is the former state … Continue reading For Life S1E5 Review: Witness
I love this this show isn’t just focusing on Aaron’s journey. It seems like this episode is all about Marie. She even has a voiceover speaking of how she felt blessed, safe and secure. That she believed that there would be “time for everything”.
I’ve recently gotten back into writing reviews for this show and since the world has essentially stopped waiting out this pandemic I feel there’s no time like the present to continue what I’ve started. Aaron Wallace was plucked from his friends and family accused of a crime he hasn’t committed. He has been sentenced to serve life in prison and being ever resourceful he becomes a lawyer while incarcerated and is now serving as prison rep for his fellow inmates.
Life is complicated. I really enjoy this show and all the webs it weaves. There's connections from both minor and major characters that are intriguing moving forward.
After finishing The Good Place I was searching for a new show to watch. As a fan of 50 Cent’s transition into film I heard about his moves with the STARZ network and his production company, G-Unit Film and Television. This is how I first found out about this new series on ABC, For Life. … Continue reading For Life S1E1 Review: Pilot
I recently started watching Wu-Tang: An American Saga series on HULU. I love behind the scenes in general whether with film or music. Ray and Walk The Line, the story of Johnny Cash, won Oscars even the fictionalized group The Five Heartbeats has sustained a cultural impact spanning over two decades. This episode is directed … Continue reading Wu-Tang: An American Saga S1E1 Review: Can It Be All So Simple
Bobby Axelrod is the founder of Axe Capital and an eccentric billionaire played by Damian Lewis.
Axe is seen and treated like a god among men. His ability to bet off of information, find the trends of the market and recall specific details of events makes him a serious asset to anyone who’s entrusting him with their fund.
He has power, he knows it and uses it for both good and unsavory means.
Chuck Rhoades in a way is his opposite. Though he came from money his wife now makes the lion share of the income from her job as a therapist for Axe Capital.
Instead of taking risks for high reward as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York he only takes cases that he know he’ll win and his undefeated streak is something he takes pride in.
The cast is a powerhouse Rachel Brosnahan as Midge is so darn likable it’s no surprise she took her the gold at last year’s Emmys and Golden Globes.
Tony Schalhoub as Abe brings a character I’ve never seen on television.
Though he can be absentminded he’s not portrayed as a dullard instead he’s an accomplished professor.
Marin Hinkle’s Rose Weissman has a grace about her that just oozes off screen. And even when chaos arises she can be cool and collected but as seen last season she has a limit and isn’t afraid of voicing her opinion.
Joel though he’s no longer with Midge he still isn’t grating in fact I rather like him and am looking forward to what happens this season with Michael Zegen’s character.
And of course Alex Borenstein as Susie Myerson is phenomenal. The jokes about her being mistaken for a man don’t bother her at all instead her character is so determined to make it as Midge’s manager. Her chemistry with Midge is second to none. It’s like our generations Lucy & Ethel.
If you know anything about me you know that I am enthralled with the concept of “love” and how that manifests can be from rooting for two celebrities to be together (Niley forever) or in my consumption of romcoms.
So going into the series I was intrigued by the protagonist being not only a man but a fellow lover of the genre as well.
I do wanna say that not every male who enjoys romantic movies including romantic comedies are secretly stalkers who obsess over strangers but within seeing the first episode I felt it did a great job of building up who Joe is and why he has his worldview.