Life on Mars: The Complete Series
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Journey back to the 70s and uncover the secrets of Life On Mars. It s a strange and exhilarating ride raves the New York Times. Plus, with unique and exciting bonus features including an insiders view of where the shows concept began, a six million dollar moment in which 1970s legend Lee Majors steps back into the past with the cast and crew, and much more
Bonus Features Include: Time Warp, The Joint, Getting Their Groove On, Lee Majors Six Million Dollar Man.
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
Top Customer Reviews
Gretchen Mol. Since I grew up in the 70's, I was amazed at how effective the writers were able to capture that time period. I couldn't wait each week to see what song choices would be selected for each episode. I was
crushed when it was cancelled but have to give credit to the writers for
closing up a very complicated plot in 10 minutes. The ending, while rushed, did answer many questions for a very clever show. I will
certainly buy the DVD to have something decent to watch since network
television cannot keep any quality shows.
If you didn't love Harvey Keitel before this series then you owe it to yourself to watch all of these episodes. Michael Imperioli absolutely rules as Ray...I swear that I knew this character back in the Seventies...really. Gretchen Mol is just enchanting. Jason O'Mara makes his lost-in-time character so sympathetic that you can't help but worry about where he'll end up in the end.
So long, Life On Mars...it was all too brief but it was wonderful.
The series revolves around a NYC homicide detective named Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara, "Grey's Anatomy", "Men In Trees" and "In Justice") who is engaged to Detective Maya Daniels (Lisa Bonet, "The Cosby Show", "A Different World"). Both are planning to marry but first, they are on the pursuit of a man who is wanted for killing several women by torturing them within the 30 hours they are kidnapped and then killed.
Unfortunately, due to circumstance, the person wanted is released but May suspects that he still is the person they are looking for and tails him. It is realized later that the man they had in custody was the correct person (who has a twin brother) and when Sam goes to find Maya, all he finds is her shirt which has blood all over it.
This leads Sam to pursuing the perpetrator but while going back to his car to get his radio, he is accidentally run over. Next thing you know, Sam wakes up but he is in the wrong time period, waking up in 1973. During this time, he's a police detective who has transferred to New York's 125th Detective Squad as a Detective Second Grade. Before computers and modern technology, things are handled much differently during this time and it freaks Sam out, not knowing if he's dead or alive, if he's dreaming or going mad. What is known is that cases that he is handling now, has to relate to his work in 2008 but most of all, things that deal personally with his life.
But it's about Sam getting used to 1973 and his surroundings.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Seemed like a good idea to buy this, based on the positive reviews, but unfortunately it doesn't hold a candle to the original British show. Read morePublished 29 days ago by orvuus
I really like this series. It always kept me guessing as to what was really going on in Sam Tyler's life. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ivorypumpkins
Life on Mars: The Complete Series ...
Thoroughly enjoyable to watch.
Watched this one year series when it first aired on network TV. Great cast, soundtrack and storyline with an unexpected twist at the end. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Keith Bailey
Great show! It is a fun watch with terrific actors. Glad they could wrap it up so we weren't left hanging.Published 2 months ago by K. Callen
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