Sunday, January 31, 2010

GREAT Show...

If you like British Police shows, you will LOVE the series Life on Mars.

Detective Sam Tyler, the main character, is "knocked unconscious by a hit and run driver in 21st century Manchester" (this immediately caught hubbies eye as that is where is he from). When Sam comes to it is 1973 - all the episodes revolve around him adjusting to the very unpolitically correct times and trying to figure out how to get back home. How women are treated makes you grind your teeth but the stories are just wonderful, and the resolution at the end (which I won't spoil for you) is totally unexpected (I've watched it 3 times now). It was a time warp for me as I was in high school back then and knew all the music. Like many good British shows it only has 16 episodes (I could have easily watched more!). They now have another series, Ashes to Ashes, with the same premise but this time it is a policewoman going back to the 1980s - can't wait for it to be available here! Of course they tried to make an American version which did not make it (when will they learn, only the Brits can do this kind of stuff well). Five out of Five stars I say.....

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