Past Life: Season 1 (2010)

Season 1
Past Life

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 18

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Air date: Feb 9, 2010
Air date: Feb 11, 2010
Air date: Feb 18, 2010
Air date: May 28, 2010
Air date: Jun 4, 2010

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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
Katherine Boecher
as Jenny Stafford
Gil McKinney
as Owen Grusin
Jackson Walker
as Det. Hansen
Marisa Ramirez
as Rosa Sanchez
Vanessa Marano
as Susan Charne
Denis Arndt
as Henry Gibbs
Kate Norby
as Amanda Powell
Nick Wechsler
as Brian Dugan
Kerry O'Malley
as Jackie Matthews
Steven Flynn
as Mike Powell
Marlene Forte
as Lucinda Morales
Erik Jenson
as Patrick Gibbs
Kate Graham
as Paula Harris
Nicholas Stargel
as Oliver Matthews
Seth Barrish
as Tom Bell
Bruce Altman
as Webber Fant
Courtney Patterson
as Susan Ferguson
Lizabeth MacKay
as Anne Bell
Michael Laurino
as Stephen Resch
Nina Siemaszko
as Sharon Moody
Olga Merediz
as Carmen Santos
Tom Clark
as TV Announcer
Joey Nappo
as Jimmy Meredith
James Smith
as Bernie Grossman
Gary Yates
as Lt. Ralston
Chris Kies
as Dermott Tate
Greg Kamp
as Ricky
Mark Oliver
as Mr. Galuska
Robert Pralgo
as Prosecutor Gerron
Maria Howell
as Mrs. Connors
Rhoda Griffis
as Barb Stafford
Randy Havens
as Danny Yerrick
Ric Reitz
as Bob Stafford
Charles Black
as Judge Aceto
Rufio Lerma
as Young Silvio
Melissa Ponzo
as Dr. Steen
Diane Kagen
as Sylvia Harris
Karen Beyer
as Mrs. Bianchi
Bruce McKinnon
as Chief Wilson
Andrew Masset
as Dr. Gallagher
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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.

Feb 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.

Feb 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.

Feb 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.

Feb 9, 2010 | Full Review…

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

Feb 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.

Feb 9, 2010 | Full Review…

Characters who speak in cliches don't deserve to be in your living room.

Feb 9, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Past Life is just a bad premise executed badly, and very unlikely to be given a second [life] season.

Feb 9, 2010 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

The weakness of the plot might matter less if the regular characters had something special to offer, but Past Life's are standard-issue blanks.

Feb 9, 2010 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Startlingly generic.

Feb 9, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Past Life: Season 1

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