‘Life Sentence’ is an American comedy-drama and family series which is created by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith, famous for ‘Full House’ and ‘Fuller House‘. The series airs on The CW and first premiered on March 7, 2018. The series focusses on Stella, a woman who has to live with the consequences of her actions that she committed when she thought she was dying, once she becomes miraculously cured.
We all need a free pass in our lives, and the only reason a lot of us remain constrained is because of the fear of societal consequences. This societal consequence is, of course, codified and formalized as law and not to mention, the fear of divine retribution, which remains a cornerstone of religion. However, if we were to find out we were dying, that would be the greatest exonerator, since we would not have to worry about earthly consequences, and if you do not happen to believe in an afterlife, then all the better.
Since accountability is a rather serious issue in today’s day and age, a lot of fans flocked to the show, hoping that the message would be clear and the series would tackle issues of importance. However, both fans and critics walked away disappointed, and critics have rightly summed up the series saying, “Life Sentence avoids asking tough questions about serious issues, settling instead for a cloying sweetness.”
Life Sentence Cast: Who is in it?
The star cast of the series, ‘Life Sentence’, includes Lucy Hale of ‘Pretty Little Liars‘ fame as Stella Abbott; Elliot Knight of ‘Once Upon a Time‘ fame appears as Wes Charles; Jayson Blair is seen playing the role of Aiden Abbott; Brooke Lyons of ‘2 Broke Girls’ fame appears as Elizabeth Abbott Rojas.
Carlos PenaVega is seen in the role of Diego Rojas. Gillian Vigman, known for her role in ‘New Girl‘ is seen as Ida Abbott, Dylan Walsh appears as Peter Abbott, and Nadej Bailey as Sadie.
Other cast members include Anna Enger as Helena Chang, Stella’s doctor; Claudia Rocafort as Poppy, an ex-girlfriend of Ida and godmother of Stella. Dominique Lucky Martell appears as Fiona Abbott Rojas playing Elizabeth and Diego’s daughter. Noor Anna Maher played this role in the pilot episode.