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Past Life: Season 1 (2010)



Critic Consensus: A police procedural with a supernatural bent, Past Life is a gimmicky drama with too few interesting characters to ground its spectral flights of fancy.


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This intriguing series follows psychologist Kate McGinn (Kelli Giddish) and ex-NYPD detective Price Whatley (Nicholas Bishop) as they try to help people who are haunted by past-life events. Among their cases: a troubled teen who recalls an abduction-murder from before his birth, and an office worker whose violent outburst leads to the revelation that, in a previous life, he was involved in a crime in Texas.


Kelli Giddish
as Dr. Kate McGinn
Nicholas Bishop
as Price Whatley
Richard Schiff
as Dr. Malachi Talmadge
Ravi Patel
as Dr. Rishi Karna
Elizabeth Marvel
as Lynn Sampels
Cayden Boyd
as Noah Powell
Gil McKinney
as Owen Grusin
Jackson Walker
as Det. Hansen
Betty Gilpin
as Corrine
Katherine Boecher
as Jenny Stafford
Vanessa Marano
as Susan Charne
Kate Norby
as Amanda Powell
Nick Wechsler
as Brian Dugan
Marisa Ramirez
as Rosa Sanchez
Denis Arndt
as Henry Gibbs
Marlene Forte
as Lucinda Morales
Erik Jenson
as Patrick Gibbs
Steven Flynn
as Mike Powell
Afemo Omilami
as Fred Lamm
Kerry O'Malley
as Jackie Matthews
Kate Graham
as Paula Harris
Nicholas Stargel
as Oliver Matthews
Wilbur Fitzgerald
as Alan Davies
Seth Barrish
as Tom Bell
Bruce Altman
as Webber Fant
Zoe Colletti
as Elana Moody
Michael Laurino
as Stephen Resch
Nina Siemaszko
as Sharon Moody
Lizabeth MacKay
as Anne Bell
Courtney Patterson
as Susan Ferguson
Olga Merediz
as Carmen Santos
Joey Nappo
as Jimmy Meredith
Gregg L. Daniel
as Tom Keller
Chris Kies
as Dermott Tate
Greg Kamp
as Ricky
Mark Oliver
as Mr. Galuska
Gary Yates
as Lt. Ralston
Robert Pralgo
as Prosecutor Gerron
Rhoda Griffis
as Barb Stafford
Randy Havens
as Danny Yerrick
Maria Howell
as Mrs. Connors
Ric Reitz
as Bob Stafford
Rufio Lerma
as Young Silvio
Charles Black
as Judge Aceto
Diane Kagen
as Sylvia Harris
Melissa Ponzo
as Dr. Steen
Karen Beyer
as Mrs. Bianchi
Bruce McKinnon
as Chief Wilson
Andrew Masset
as Dr. Gallagher
Matt Servitto
as Lou Cates
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Critic Reviews for Past Life: Season 1

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (11)

I don't dislike Past Life because I'm a skeptic, but because it's not very good.

February 9, 2010 | Full Review…

It's the kind of procedural that's stuffed with lightning-bolt revelations and convulsive tears by guest-of-the-week actors and yet still seems bland.

February 9, 2010 | Full Review…

Better name for Past Life is "Deja Vu," as in we've seen it before in this life - and any others that may have preceded; a snooze.

February 9, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Top Critic

Perhaps if Past Life were blessed with lead actors as talented and winning as David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were on The X-Files, the Past Life premise would be easier to take.

February 9, 2010 | Full Review…

Already, you've feel like you've been here before.

February 9, 2010 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

The weird part is that the paranormal stuff is a lot easier to accept than the detective stuff, because the detective stuff is absolutely ludicrous.

February 9, 2010 | Full Review…

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