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Watch 'Life.' Please.

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In the new issue of EW out today, TV critic Ken Tucker makes a plea for viewers to watch NBC’s eccentric-detective drama Life (Fridays, 10 p.m. ET) starring Damian Lewis: “Life is currently dying a ratings death 
opposite crap like Numb3rs and 20/20,” Ken writes. “Help save the charming redhead, won’t you?”

Let’s do it. If you’ve never given the series a chance, watch or record it tonight. Especially you, my Bones-loving friends. It’s not that the shows are as similar as they’ll look in the clip below; it’s that you recognize good characters when you see them, and Charlie Crews, Lewis’ layered cop, back on the beat after serving 12 years for a crime he didn’t commit, is one. Also, you might find yourself attracted to a ginger particularly when he’s trying to have sex with his ex-wife in the backseat of her husband’s car. I’m just sayin’. 

Fingers crossed, tonight’s episode is as good as the first four of Season 2* — which are the ones that hooked me.

* You can catch them, and all of Season 1, on Hulu.

More on Life:

Ken Tucker’s review

Our 2008 Fall TV Life primer

Ratings: ‘Chuck,’ ‘Life’ premieres take a nosedive

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