Realities are always a thrilling experience. They’re filled with tears, fears and real emotions. These shows are non-scripted – you can never predict what they will lead to and how the participants will react. 24 to Life stands out of a mass of typical reality project. It started on the 12th of April 2016 and passed through only 4 episodes released by LMN. From the very beginning, it managed to become extremely catchy and gained great popularity with stable viewership and critics’ general approval. What is this all about?
The creators of the project give you a chance to imagine what would you do if you had 24 hour of freedom before being imprisoned? 24 To Life depicts lives of eight people spending their last 24 hours before incarceration. Each episode lasts for an hour. The cameramen film people, whose lives look normal. There’s only one insignificant detail – you follow their last day of freedom. Their aim is to say goodbye to their nearest and dearest. In some cases, the main characters suffer from serious misunderstanding of their relatives and close friends. What they need to do is a lot more than just say good-bye – they need to get prepared for the long life without them. It’s startling how characters try to restore friendships, loves and family connections. It’s truly is an unexpected look inside the American criminal justice system.
Some of the Episodes
Let’s have a brief look at the episodes in order to get the general atmosphere of the show. Each episode follows the stories of two different people.
The episode firstly concentrates on a single mother. She has to give up her daughter’s custody after going too far in supporting her habit. A mother has to leave her newborn baby because of her wild past and a number of criminal cases. She also hopes that her boyfriend won’t leave her after that.
A single mom commits a crime and has to explain her actions to her son before she gets imprisoned. The second story is a story of a father addicted to drugs. He does his best to save his family relationships trying to give positive example for his sons.
This episode starts with a story of a mother, a therapist, willing to reconnect with her husband living far away in order to look positive in the eyes of her daughter and grandson. The second part of the episode is devoted to a drug addict willing to recover. She needs to meet her family before 10 years in prison.
The character of this episode is an airline executive trying to get his broken marriage back to life. He also attempts to restore relationships with his teenager daughters. The second character of the episode is an executive assistant trying to make friends with his daughters.
The second season hasn’t been announced yet, however, the producers are not willing to shut down the project. Let’s have patience and wait for the official news from LMN.