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It's regrettable that, in adapting the original British version of Life on Mars, the producers replaced its understated focus with swagger and overstatement; a fantastical premise is more persuasive if the moment-to-moment story makes sense--regrettably, the narrative logic here owes as much to 1970s cop shows as does the production design. Everyone twinkles to excess, wooing the audience and undercutting any sense of grit. The cast is a charismatic bunch who don't need to spend so much time with rueful smiles and approving looks. The producers knew they'd been canceled in time to resolve the mysteries in the final episode, which diverges significantly from the British version. Also included are a number of cheerful audio commentaries and featurettes, including a tour of the set with '70s icon Lee Majors. --Bret Fetzer
If you like realistic law enforcement shows, I encourage you to buy this one. It was adapted from a British show, which I haven't seen. Read morePublished 4 days ago by CompuForensics
Awesome show, great cast, and good story-telling. This series seems to have slipped through the cracks.Published 12 days ago by Ed Zeier
I really enjoyed this series when it was on in 2008, and love it on DVD - the shame is that it lasted only one season.Published 2 months ago by Mike Hoffman
Absolutely LOVE this show. Very interesting and intriguing. Watched it live when it was on TV and never missed an episode. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lauren R.
Bought this for my husband as it is one of his all time favorite series of all time. The end is worth all the hours watching.Published 2 months ago by Gatsby
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|Subtitles, "Life on Mars"||
Yes, it has subtitles. You'll need to go to "Setup" each time you start the DVD and activate them, but it's easy to do.
Nov 1, 2009 by Sinatra Fan | See all 3 posts
|Life on Mars US Blu Ray?||
I doubt it. I'm just glad it was available on dvd.
Jun 4, 2010 by Steven Herring | See all 4 posts
|Was our ending the originally intended? [Spoilers]||
It's funny, because when I saw the ending to the U.S. show when it first aired, I was OK with it. But then, as the hours went by, I felt less thrilled about it. Too bad. It was a great show with a few uneven parts (Sam turning into a sex hound with a complete stranger for one episode was way out... Read More
Oct 8, 2009 by bass boy | See all 12 posts
|Difference between the complete series and the complete collection?||Be the first to reply|