Television | New TV series For Life has a premise full of promise, but it needs lifelike characters and stories without an agenda
by Megan Basham
Posted 2/27/20, 04:16 pm
On its surface, it’s hard to imagine a timelier TV series than ABC’s newest prime-time show, For Life. Law and Order may boast that it’s ripped from the headlines, but this new inspired-by-a-true-story legal drama feels as if it owes its existence to the campaign trail.
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