'For Life' Season 2 Episode 6 Spoilers: Covid-19 storyline uncalled for in '90s-based show, say outraged fans

'I don’t wanna see the pandemic on all the shows I thought #ForLife would be my escape,' wrote a viewer


                            'For Life' Season 2 Episode 6 Spoilers: Covid-19 storyline uncalled for in '90s-based show, say outraged fans
Nicholas Pinnock as Aaron Wallace on 'For Life' (ABC)

Spoilers for 'For Life' Season 2 Episode 6 '354'

'For Life' returns from its winter break for its 2021 premiere, and it's done so in a way that has angered many of its fans. Though the show was originally based on the real-life story of Isaac Wright Jr, some adjustments have been made for relevance to suit modern issues.

In the latest episode, Aaron Wallace (Nicholas Pinnock) and his family deal with the effects of the pandemic. Tackling the issue of how the pandemic has been affecting those in prison, Aaron and Safiyah Masry (Indira Varma) investigate what looks like a Covid cover-up at Bellmore prison.

The fans are not on board with this kind of storytelling, believing television ought to be an escape from the daily grind of having to deal with the pandemic. "I don’t wanna see the pandemic on all the shows I thought #ForLife would be my escape," wrote one user. "The fact that Covid is even messing up our entertainment! I know it’s real life but idk want to see this all this time," wrote another. "I know we have lived...and are still living through Covid. But it always seems kind of surreal to see it reflected back on television. Hard to explain," wrote one fan. "I’m just mad I have to watch them wear mask and talk about a pandemic on a tv show," wrote another.



 



 



 



 

Other fans of the show are mad that the series has shown sharply diverted from the retelling of a true story, given that the events that 'For Life' is based on all happened years before the pandemic arrived. "They really could’ve left Covid out of this show. It’s not even called for since it’s based on a true story..." wrote one user. "Why is #ForLife mentioning COVID like Isaac Wright Jr. just got released (in real life) let’s see what messages they put in this episode," wrote a fan.

"Are you all SERIOUS? #ForLife is SUPPOSED TO BE based off TRUE EVENTS!! There was no f***ing #COVID19, #WearAMask shit going on, after Isaac got out in 19F***ING97!!" wrote another. "I can’t get with this #ForLife this season if they’re gonna push this covid natrative. If based on a true story that would mean covid was around back when Aaron Wallace was released from prison(back in the 90s) and we all know this is a “new virus”. Do better. Terrible comeback," wrote this fan. 



 



 



 



 

The next episode of 'For Life' airs on February 3 on ABC.

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