Saturday, May 26, 2007
Life On Mars
I love this Show, this show came on BBC America last year, late summer. I can't wait for series 2 on BBC America. They have already finished Season 2 in the UK, and even planning a spin-off series called Ashes to Ashes.
This is the wiki on Life On Mars. Check it out if you can, I know it's out on DVD in the UK, I have not seen it here yet.
The format of the series mixes science fiction – specifically, time travel – with police drama. The central character is DCI Sam Tyler of Greater Manchester Police (played by John Simm), who, after being hit by a car in 2006, finds himself somehow transported back to 1973. There, he works for Manchester and Salford Police CID as a DI under DCI Gene Hunt (played by Philip Glenister). Over the course of the series, Tyler faces various culture clashes, most frequently regarding differences in his approach to policing compared to that of his colleagues. The series also features a strong ambiguity concerning Tyler's predicament: It is unclear whether he really has travelled back in time, is in a coma in 2006 and imagining his experiences, or if he is from 1973 but mentally unstable.