Thursday, November 6, 2008

Alternate universes

Susie and I were huge fans of this BBC television show "Life on Mars" a couple of years ago. If you haven't heard of it, the short synopsis is: 2006, cop gets hit by car, wakes up in 1972. Everyone around accepts him as a part of the 1972 world. Is he crazy? Is he in a coma? Is he really back in time? How does a modern cop cope with "neanderthal" police techniques?

It was a great show. And now, much like "The Office" it's being remade for the US. There have been 4 episodes aired so far, I think. I'm really really interested to see how it translates to the US, and to see how much they had to change it for the American audience. I did see an article about a fairly major change, but without seeing how they did it I'll have to reserve judgment.

It's available from iTunes... maybe the intermittent internet gods here will let me connect long enough to see it.

1 comment:

MLL said...

You recommended Life on Mars to me last year (when you read how we were "Journeyman" fans) and I kept searching for it on Netflix to no avail, so was thrilled when they announced this US version. We have been watching faithfully and enjoy it quite a bit, although I must admit I still like Journeyman better. It is definitely one of the better new shows this season, and I hope it gets renewed.