Like "Pushing Daisies", "Life" was a brilliant piece of work, well written, expertly acted.
And then NBC got suicidal...again. To make matters worse, the filmed conclusion of the show is missing - the producers were a lot smarter than the NBC people - a deadground hog is a lot smarter - and they wrote a concluding program. It is talked about as if here, but it isn't. You see, NBC never ran it. So it wasn't made available as part of the Second Season. As so often the case, television screwed up a good show by leaving it hanging when there was no need to do so. Maybe they think we'll all believe that it was a dream like the "Dallas" disaster - now, if only they had had to 'think'. (Someone get them a dictionary...)
But it is a good show, and in a more perfect world someone else would have picked it up and run it for a few more years. It is most watchable, a neat puzzle inside a maze, well done, and deserving of a better treatment than given here.
So go buy some fresh fruit, sit back, and enjoy what they have left us with. It certainly beats what they replaced it with...and NBC got just what NBC deserved to get.