Rik's Ramblings

Friday, May 16, 2008


I spent good money buying the DVDs for the original UK series of Life on Mars. I can honestly say, it's one of the best TV shows I've watched in a long time. Season one, for sure. Season 2, ok, a little bit "samey", but the last episode is fucking fantastic.

Now then ... ABC appear to have bought the rights. I really, really, really, really hope that this is just a bad trailer and that the series will be as witty, enthralling and moving as the original. If not, the American public is being deprived of a really great experience and I'd recommend you either (a) buy the DVD from Amazon or (b) get DirecTV and watch BBC America, which I'm sure will re-run the original in the same timeslot of ABC, just like they did with Coupling.

That looks wrong on so many levels. Let's start with the obvious:
(1) Why don't I hear David Bowies Life on Mars at any point in the trailer
(2) Where's the black pimp with the big purple hat and cane

Now, compare and contrast:


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