Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Life on Mars

I have been waiting for this TV series, Life on Mars, since I read about it on British television in 2006. Finally, a new series has been created for America and you can view episode1, which premiered on October 9th, on ABC.

Life on Mars is the story of Detective Sam Tyler who finds himself in the year 1973after he gets hit by a car while Bowie's song, Life on Mars, is playing on his IPod in 2008. He then wakens to Life On Mars playing on an eight track player. He is presented with a murder in 1973 similar to the case he is working on in 2008, which could affect his girlfriend who became missing in 2008. It is unclear whether Sam is insane, in a coma, or if he really has travelled back in time. ???

Not only is this show good because of the excellent musical selections (and title!) but it is rather intriguing in the way Sam must deal with the lack of technology and professionalism in 1973.

Life on Mars - song: Life on Mars (David Bowie) Album: Hunky Dory


Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Sounds a little bit like 'Back to the Future" in that regard...with a few twists.

Enjoy! :)

IamRockinHorse said...

I do hope they post all the episodes on ABC.com. I don't get the regular channels- only DishTV. It will be airing on Thursday night, BTW.