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For Life (2020)

Biography | Drama 
Rayting:   7.7/10 5.5K votes
Country: USA
Language: English

A prisoner becomes a lawyer and fights to overturn his life sentence for a crime he didn't commit.

Episode Guide

Season 2

February 24, 2021Episode 10 Andy Josiah
February 17, 2021Episode 9 The Blue Wall
February 10, 2021Episode 8 For the People
February 3, 2021Episode 7 Say His Name
January 27, 2021Episode 6 354
November 25, 2020Episode 2 Homecoming

Season 1

Best For Life Episodes

Top 20 (Ranked)

November 18, 2020star0.0 0 votesS2E1 Never Stop Fighting
March 10, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E4 Marie
March 17, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E5 Witness
March 24, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E6 Burner
March 31, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E7 Do Us Part
April 7, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E8 Daylight
April 14, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E9 Buried
April 21, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E10 Character and Fitness
April 28, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E11 Switzerland
May 5, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E12 Closing Statement
February 25, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E3 Brother's Keeper
February 18, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E2 Promises
February 11, 2020star0.0 0 votesS1E1 Pilot
November 25, 2020star0.0 0 votesS2E2 Homecoming
December 2, 2020star0.0 0 votesS2E3 The Necessity Defense
December 9, 2020star0.0 0 votesS2E4 Time to Move Forward
December 16, 2020star0.0 0 votesS2E5 Collars for Dollars
January 27, 2021star0.0 0 votesS2E6 354
February 3, 2021star0.0 0 votesS2E7 Say His Name
February 10, 2021star0.0 0 votesS2E8 For the People

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User Reviews

Ladybbird-269-945146 13 February 2020

Finally a refreshing TV Show that isnt based on false eyelashes & squeaky voiced prima donnas trying to make their mark. The acting and directing is superb & Felonious Munk was the right choice for the part. The series is especially good as its based on a true story and shows just how dirty and corrupt the US justice system is.

trudjoh 12 February 2020

This has true potential. Will keep watching until someone messes it up!

lkcphd 12 February 2020

A beautifully crafted narrative about the life of a man fighting for truth. This is one of those compelling stories that has the potential to creep into the zeitgeist, then (hopefully) shift it towards justice.

curtfloyd-78475 13 February 2020

I was engaged and amazed at that pilot! Definitely hope it stays that good for series to come.

SnoopyStyle 26 July 2021

Nine years ago, night club owner Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) was sentenced to life after his friend's secret drug stash is found on his premises. He worked to become a lawyer to help his fellow inmates and to go up against the hard-headed DA Glen Maskins who put him in prison. Maskins will do anything to keep him in prison. Anya Harrison (Mary Stuart Masterson) is running for the DA office and her wife Safiya Masry (Indira Varma) happens to be Aaron's warden who is trying to implement reforms. Former public defender and State Senator Henry Roswell (Timothy Busfield) is helping Aaron with his legal work. His wife Marie Wallace (Joy Bryant) is in a relationship with his best friend. His daughter gets pregnant. Fellow prisoner Jamal Bishop becomes his friend.

This is supposedly based loosely on a real person. The big name producer is 50 Cent. Quite frankly, the audience is better off ignoring all of that. This is simply a good show with good performances starting with Nicholas Pinnock in the lead. He powers the narrative and its emotional heart. It works. It's canceled after two seasons.

kosmasp 10 June 2021

There have been many shows and documentaries on how corrupt and broken the criminal justice system is in America. Even if you've never been there (America that is, not prison, though that may apply too), you get the picture and you don't need really a great imagination for that either.

Having said that, the first season of this show is really well told. It may feel like it is stretched a few times to some, but the writing is really good. You are thrown in (no pun intended) - and you have to find your way and get into the mindset of our main character. There is an episode that goes back and shows us a bit of the how (not so much why) he got in prison. That works quite fine too ... it is the circumstances ... we will find out what made the police and the AG act the way they did. Not as an excuse, but more for the viewer to understand. But this doesn't mean this case is an exception ... unfortunately.

It really gets grim and it really hurts watching many times. Especially if you have a neck for justice - and hate injustice! This really gives it to you as crazy as you can imagine. The second season starts off on such a high ... that it almost is impossible to reach that after that. There are also certain things in here that are true, but feel like they are being hammered home. Now I know it is different for those who go through stuff like that, than for those who just watch them unfold ... but in this case truth is much scarier than fiction ... and to depict those things in a show is walking a fine line ... you be the judge how much or to what effect this works.

One last thing I really am not fond of seeing - nothing to do with the show directly, but with reviewers ... please stop rating a whole show after just seeing one or two episodes! Rate those and review those, but not the entirety of the show based on just a portion of it. Thank you very much.

lvmi852 13 February 2020

50 a genius! He did it again. Amazing show!!!!!! Keep on good work!

Marinelife73 4 February 2021

First season was great, watching the hardships of what innocent prisoners experience while away from family. We can all agree that our judicial system is flawed and needs overall but season 2 going south. All police officers aren't there to arrest minorities, this is only flaming the racial divide today.

milwaukeelady 24 April 2020

Love this show. This house's weekly obsession. Wonderful acting.

lightheartedbeing 14 February 2020

The pilot shows potential. It's an interesting premise, and the injustice system is only getting worse, especially with all the right wing judges getting appointed. There are flaws in the show. They're setting up an intensity, and the fast pace, the editing, some terse short scenes, though they do stay with the lead and slow down when it counts. It usually takes a few episodes for a show to get its legs, and it'll be worth it to find out if this one will. Meantime, it is based on a true story, and we're rooting for the innocent good guy up against Goliath. If they make it too simplistic, too good guy inside vs. bad guys in and outside, though I'm sure it's accurate, it won't make it. Also, it's looking a bit like it's taking on racist issues, which we must confront, but if that's oversimplified, I'm don't know if it'll serve the show or the audience. Please don't underestimate the audience's ability to handle the complexity. We've got way too much polarization in our country as it is. The problems have deep roots. I hope the show finds them. There's a fair amount of screen time spent on the voice over, it shortens the time spent on scenes. Meantime, great cast, good actors in all roles, I wish them well with it.

ashlynressel 29 April 2020

I think the depth of the great script, and the truth being portrayed by through these characters is captivating. It is for sure award worthy, and I'd love to see 50 cent get a nod for it. Defiantly one of my favorite series right now, like I said I don't want it to end.

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