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Any "Life on Mars" (BBC, Philip Glenister, John Simm) fans?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by ducks4you, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    Our family are BIG, BIG fans of the series AND of the spinoff, "Ashes to Ashes." If you missed it and suffered through the poor American copycat version, the originial is worth your time to see. Both LOM and ATA are character driven, complex dramas that keep you guessing. The premise is based on what if?--DCI Sam Tyler is the victim of a hit-and-run, and wakes up 33 years in the past in 1973. It is the best example of freaking out, but then adjusting to being in a foreign (time) place. Great scenes involving people from his past (2006) contacting him on his tv, police radio, in his head, suddenly appearing to him--even the little girl and rag doll on the "screen saver" that plays when his 1973 tv station is off the air appears and talks to him. Glenister ("Gene Hunt") is wonderful as a tough guy "sherriff" who behaves like the American movie western heroes that he admires. He is tough, fair, and a crusader against police corruption.

    So...anybody else out there a big fan? [​IMG]
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

    Nov 4, 2008
    Cross Lanes, WV
    I honestly thought I was the only person that watched that show but I guess I watched the "poor American" version.

    My husband hated it, but i enjoyed it. I have not heard of Ashes to Ashes.
  3. ducks4you

    ducks4you Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    East Central Illinois
    It's okay! [​IMG] The American version should have taken the premise and gone in their own direction. It COULD have been very good. Honestly, my DD (biggest fan) was mouthing the 1st episode script along with the broadcast--they couldn't write their own?!?!? Anyway, you could torrent the episodes, and you can keep checking hulu to see when they're available. In the meantime, here are some links:

    1st season:
    2nd season:

    Buy it--
    Series 1:http://acornonline.com/product.asp?...d=CNzF0ebu5JwCFRwhDQodeExjEQ&bhcd2=1252510825
    Series 2:

    Sorry, they've disabled the video links.
    If you STILL can't get any of it, I could burn a few episodes and send them to you. Let me know! [​IMG]

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