Spring TV: Family Dramas

Spring TV: Family Drama

It is a mixed bag with these three family dramas. Life Sentence fails at getting the right mix of serious and sweet when dealing with a young woman who is told that her terminal cancer is suddenly cured, but while she gets a new lease on life, her family has been destroyed with overlooked siblings and failed marriages when they thought she was dying. The Dangerous Book for Boys comes from a well-loved book, but the television adaptation turns out to be pretty generic. Vida is very different than other shows currently on Starz, but it is getting the best reviews out of all these shows.

Life Sentence

Life Sentence

Premieres: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 9/8c on The CW

Cast: Lucy Hale, Elliot Knight, Carlos PeneVega, Jayson Blair, Brooke Lyons, Gillian Vigman, Dylan Walsh

Creator: Erin Cardillo, Richard Keith

Website: Life Sentence

Stella has been living up her life since she has terminal cancer, but when it goes into remission, she must face all new life choices.


The Dangerous Book for Boys

The Dangerous Book for Boys

Premieres: Friday, March 30, 2018 on Amazon Prime

Cast: Gabriel Bateman, Drew Powell, Kyan Zielinski, Erinn Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos

Creator: Bryan Cranston, Grego Mottola

Website: The Dangerous Book for Boys

When an inventor dies, he leaves behind a guide book for his three young sons to hopefully inspire them.



Premieres: Sunday, May 6, 2018 on Starz

Cast: Ser Anzoategui, Melissa Barrera, Maria-Elena Laas

Creator: Tanya Saracho

Website: Vida

Two Mexican-American sisters return to East Los Angeles and learn some surprising things about their mother.

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