Life on Mars

Life on Mars

Series 1

DVD - 2009
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After a car accident, modern-day police detective Sam Tyler wakes up to find he has been transported to 1973. Is he crazy, in a coma, or back in time? He must solve crimes using low-tech, highly aggressive 1970s methods, butt heads with his boss, and find time for a possible romance with policewoman Annie.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Acorn Media, [2009]
Branch Call Number: DVD LIFE ON
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (ca. 466 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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yesbyedith
Feb 06, 2019

Indeed, it is a 1970's cop show, as designed. Actors do great work.
Only 2 seasons, watch it all.

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matcat44
Dec 10, 2018

Didn’t like it

tomato Oct 31, 2018

Loved it! As long as you're able to get into it and suspend your belief, that is. (Husband didn't care for it at all). The acting is quite good, and i found myself thinking of the George Gentley series, with the throwback music, clothes, cars and such. Lee Ingleby, who played George Gentley's asst., is even in one of the episodes here in series one. Can't wait to get on to series 2!

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murielcrooks
May 01, 2018

loved this series looking forward to watching the rest

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BeausPerson
Apr 28, 2018

I like the combination of "time travel" with police drama. The 70's are shown through the cultural and procedural differences, the music, fashion, cars and technology. I am looking forward to what they do in season 2.

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babbette51
Apr 16, 2018

Just discovered this gem of a TV series...
My husband lived in Britain in the 1970's and really enjoyed the realistic portrayal of the times.... especially the cars!
Who knew Ford Granadas were so popular? Plus, we are reminded how poor & down trodden England was in the 1970's. Factories closing & worker unrest, etc. Not to mention the rampant sexism and racism.
A good solid cop show complete with a time travel twist and some humor.
Sorry that there are only two seasons....
however, it is refreshing to see a show that does not run on too long.

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Nooksack20
Jul 20, 2017

Whomever created this series was really thinking outside the box. Drama, humor, sci-fi, and action all rolled into a unique story line. Very enjoyable.

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bdls206
Jan 10, 2017

Can't believe I waited so long to check this one out. Incredible acting, fun storyline, and a great overall drama. Would highly recommend this one to anyone looking for a fun show to binge watch on a rainy afternoon.

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2monkeyreaders
Nov 02, 2016

John Simm does a phenomenal job in this show. I enjoyed the way the show keeps you guessing up to the end about what is actually going on with his character.

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JayBortnik
Aug 20, 2016

Binge worthy. I have list of other binge worthy UK TV series at https://jaybortnik.blogspot.ca/2016/08/watch-this-dvd.html

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bdls206
Jan 10, 2017

Sexual Content: Sexual content is mostly suggestive, except for one instance of very brief nudity.

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bdls206
Jan 10, 2017

Violence: Mild violence throughout, mostly people punching each other a few gunshots. Nothing to graphic.

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bdls206
Jan 10, 2017

Coarse Language: Very mild language, typical British slang that may be deemed worse than they are to Americans.

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bdls206
Jan 10, 2017

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Jan 10, 2017

A DCI from 2006 wakes from a car crash in 1973 and must figure out how he got there in order to get back and save his girlfriend.

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bdls206
Jan 10, 2017

FROM EPISODE 1
Sam Tyler: I need you to connect me to a Virgin number. A Virgin mobile...
Operator: Don't you start that sexy business with me, young man, I can trace this call.

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