“Second Chance” is a new science fiction television series on the WAGA, an affiliation of FOX. The premise is unique. It’s about an ailing old man killed by corrupted FBI agents and thugs. His name is James Pritchard (Robert Kazinsky). Pritchard was a disgraced sheriff.
Pritchard is resurrected by billionaire twins. One twin, Otto Goodwin (Adhir Kalyan), was a child prodigy in the field of technology and biomedical research. The other twin, his sister Mary Goodwin (Dilshad Vadsaria), is his trusted partner and CEO. They have an unusual sibling relationship.
Not only does their research revive Pritchard, but it reverses the aging process back into his thirties. He is a contemporary cross between Frankenstein’s monster and Captain America. Pritchard re-introduces himself to his adult children as their half-brother. This leads to many questions and awkward situations which baffles his family.
“Second Chance” is the type of television show a viewer wants to like. It presents a scientific fountain of youth combined with possible immortality. It should be interesting television viewing, but it’s not.
Pritchard is having fun, but randomly fights crime through his son, Duval Pritchard (Tim DeKay). Duval is a FBI agent. Pritchard’s entire existence is dependent on the twins. The twins’ wealth has given them unlimited access to everyone’s personal information and lives. Nothing is hidden from them. They show up to save Pritchard no matter his location. The twins know whenever he is in dire straits because of their exclusive technology.
Pritchard has a second chance at life. He has the opportunity to use a previous lifetime of wisdom to better himself. The twins have groundbreaking biomedical research which could change the world. Yet, they keep it a secret. In both incidences, talents, gifts and opportunities are wasted.
“Second Chance” leaves a lot unexplained. No logical assumptions can be made about the characters. The reason is because character development is missing. Television viewers cannot bond with characters they can’t relate to or understand. After awhile, the television series loses its appeal. “Second Chance” has problems.