Tuesday 21:00 on ABC Family
2 Seasons, 34 Episodes

Genre: Musical / Soap / Mini-Series /

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April is a smart aspiring journalist in her 20s who tries to balance her ambitious career with her family, which includes her widowed mom, rebellious little sister, and her grandmother. We meet April at a pivotal moment in her life: she's landed a fantastic opportunity to impress her hard-nosed Boston newspaper editor and an office romance with her super-sexy co-worker Dominic more
...is just beginning to blossom. In an unexpected twist of fate, April lands in the hospital where her estranged uncle George works as an oncologist, and she learns the devastating news that she has cancer. The series follows April through her journey in the face of this daunting revelation, during a time in her life when the challenges of finding love and success would be enough to keep any girl occupied. But April is determined to fight and refuses to give up her dreams and goals.
 
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  • Denial is a Good Friend of Mine

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    Denial is a Good Friend of Mine In this week's episode of Chasing Life, April ignores her cancer diagnosis and treatment while pursuing a profile of a political candidate, but this causes conflict with a senior writer. And Brenna is still the worst.
    Second episodes of shows are always the toughest because they have the most to prove. A pilot introduces us to the set-up, the characters, the world: aspiring journalist April has cancer and cannot bear to tell her family, friends and work just yet. The pilot sets up the premise. The second episode usually has a double duty to remind the audience of what the premise is and also to show what the series will be. The second episode sets up the premise, the series and how episodes work. Can a story about a 20-something with cancer be serialized? Is this show building upon its premise?

    Chasing Life improves upon its pilot with a much better second episode (and a much better third episode, but that's next week), but it still has a shaky ground.

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  • La Dolce Vida

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    La Dolce Vida

    On Chasing Life Season 2 Episode 13, the drama continues as the Carvers finally confront Olivia and Natalie about their decision to publish Thomas' manuscript. Plus, April and Beth go on a well deserved girls' trip to Rome, Italy.

    Natalie and Olivia just wouldn't let Thomas' manuscript stay a family secret. They had their minds set on destroying the Carvers for something that was all Thomas' fault. 

    Deep down I always knew Natalie was a bit jealous of April and Brenna. For starters, Natalie was a love child and was forced to be a secret her whole life. Natalie never had the chance to grow up in the same household as her father and siblings, which made her feel like an outcast.

    You don't know what it's like to constantly feel like someone's second choice.

    Natalie
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  • Ready or Not

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    Ready or Not

    Ready or not!

    On Chasing Life Season 2 Episode 12 April reunites an old college roommate who turns out be her biggest rival.

    Also, Beth reveals some shocking news that will force her to put her career on hold.

    I hadn't even considered the moving on part.

    April
    • Permalink: I hadn't even considered the moving on part.

    It was nice seeing April get out of the house and enjoying the company of Beth and Josh. Just by looking at April, we can tell that she still isn't used to life without Leo. With the recent news regarding her dad's death while still mourning Leo, she doesn't know how to be her old self again. It's a lot for anyone to handle, let alone someone also battling cancer.

    Sometimes it's good to know when to...
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  • First Person

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    First Person

    On Chasing Life Season 2 Episode 11 April, Sara and Brenna are still dealing with the news regarding Thomas' death.

    With Natalie still missing, the question remains whether she'll tell anyone what she knows.

    She's no stranger to drama.

    Beth
    • Permalink: She's no stranger to drama.

    While Natalie could be a bit dramatic at times, she has a right to be pissed.

    She and her mother were basically shunned and treated as if they didn't exist. Natalie's mysterious disappearance is her way of getting away from all of the drama. I don't blame her for going back home to Florida.

    Dad was really good at keeping secrets.

    Brenna

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  • A Bottle of Secrets

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    A Bottle of Secrets

    On Chasing Life Season 2 Episode 10, the Carver women finally found out the secret George was hiding from them, but how did they handle this shocking information?

    Being stuck inside the house during a snowstorm is enough to make anybody go insane. Add some alcoholic beverages, family secrets and people searching for answers to the mix, and then you've got yourself a serious problem. 

    Bring on the drama.

    Brenna
    • Permalink: Bring on the drama.

    Natalie and April were determined to find out what really happened with their dad. George, of course, wasn't trying to give them any answers. Being the persistent individuals they are, they pretty much forced George to spill the beans.

    It's like he knew it was the last time.

    Ap...
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  • Wild Thing

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    Wild Thing

    April finally takes a ride on the wild side!

    On Chasing Life Season 2 Episode 9 April is still getting used to living life without Leo. She ends up inheriting Leo's money through his will and testament. With April's new found fortune, it seems like she's going to try to live her in life in the moment. That's something Leo always wanted her to do. But all money isn't good money, right?

    I worry about you.

    Sara
    • Permalink: I worry about you.

    Sara, like any concerned mother, continues to worry about her daughter. April, being the tough girl she is, always seems to have on her game face. It's as though she's afraid to let others know when she isn't sure of herself. April never wants to be alone to live with the thoughts that are constantly pacing in her mind.

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  • The Ghost in You

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    The Ghost in You

    Losing a loved one will never be easy.

    On Chasing Life Season 2 Episode 8, we see how April is coping with the sudden death of her husband Leo. It has to be hard for April to lose Leo so soon. The two lovebirds were newlyweds and talked about potentially starting a family together. Within a blink of an eye, Leo was gone. 

    I can't go back there. It's too much.

    April
    • Permalink: I can't go back there. It's too much.

    With April still in a state of shock over his death, being near things that remind her of Leo triggers too much pain and emotion.

    But, seriously, can you blame her? It's nice of Beth and Natalie to volunteer to get April's belongings from the apartment she shared with Leo. Everyone needs someone that's willing to help them in an emotional time of need.

    While so...
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  • As Long As We Both Shall Live

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    As Long As We Both Shall Live

    Married life isn't supposed to be this heartbreaking.

    On Chasing Life Season 2 Episode 7, April and Leo are finally adjusting to life as newlyweds. Things are not that easy for April as she has always lived at home with her family and never lived with a boyfriend before being wed. It seems as though April may be having second thoughts about the whole married life.

    This particular episode showed the raw and emotional side of a newly married couple. It definitely showcased the difficulties a couple may have when one of the spouses is facing medical issues.

    Leo suggested to his co-workers that he would love to have children one day. April, on the other hand, isn't so sure if she even has a future to look forward to.

    April knows that with her health declining, chances are she may not be able to have children. Even if her health gets better, April's cancer may come out of remission, jeopardizing her future once again making it hard for her to ra...
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  • Does Dominic Stop the Wedding?

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    Does Dominic Stop the Wedding? In this episode of Chasing Life, "The Last W," April questions Leo's motives for proposing, Dominic decides not to attend the wedding, Natalie attempts to bond with her grandmother, and April and Frankie argue.
    Leo and April's big day is finally here -- we had to wait five whole episodes -- but don't get out your Kleenex just yet. The bride-to-be and her groom have a few loose ends to tie up before they tie the knot, like writing their vows. April is determined that the couple write their own vows, but she finds herself struggling to come up with something worthy of a talented writer such as herself.

    Old Loves and a New Job

    It's the eve of the wedding, and family and friends have gathered in anticipation of Leo and April's big day. Uncle George is back, minus one girlfriend. But those rooting for a Sara-George reunion will be disappointed because his gal pal, Mae, is flying into town in time for the wedding.


    Leo's father, Bruce, off...
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  • The Last W

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    Raise a glass for Mr. and Mrs. Hendrie, y'all!

    On Chasing Life Season 2 Episode 6, April and Leo finally tied the knot, but it came with A LOT of hurdles. I honestly thought they weren't gonna make it down the aisle after April's collapse, but I was wrong. 

    April now knows she's been taking too many risks, and she's put herself in danger. This should be an interesting storyline to watch unfold for the remainder of the season. Deep down she thinks she's going to be okay, but after collapsing at her wedding, she realized the truth.

    Sure, she's probably going to be stuck in the hospital or at home for the foreseeable future, but she needs a break. 

    I'm continuing to like Frankie. She's a good addition to the show, and I'd like to see Amber West's commitment become a little bit more permanent. If Scott Michael Foster must stay away for a bit because of his commitments to ABC's Blood and Oil, she could come a bit more into the ...
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