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Batty
10-09-2008, 11:27 AM
Anyone going to check this out tonight? I'm not a big fan of cop shows, but the time travel aspect could be interesting. I never watched the British version of this show. And I'm still disappointed Journeyman was canceled.

ZombieReign
10-09-2008, 11:30 AM
I loved the British series, and hold out hope that this will deliver. But I hear that they are not following the original version too closely, so who knows. I'll DVR it and give it a shot.

occulum
10-09-2008, 11:38 AM
yeah Im hoping Im home in time to catch this.
big Harvey Keitel fan ..... :monkey1

Vader AL
10-09-2008, 11:46 AM
yep i'll give it a try.

Memnoch
10-09-2008, 12:57 PM
Ill give it a try but it most likely won't live up to the real Life on Mars. According to the promos I've seen on ABC they already took away the modern day hook on the title. I hope they retain the 70's one at least.

Batty
10-09-2008, 01:45 PM
I like ABC's retro site.

http://abc.go.com/

barryo
10-09-2008, 01:55 PM
i've actually been looking forward to this one.

Darklord Dave
10-09-2008, 02:24 PM
The reviews say that the first episode is almost verbatim to the Brit series. I've always meant to catch that but haven't been able to.

Love the ABC retro website, thanks for pointing that out.

Memnoch
10-09-2008, 02:27 PM
The reviews say that the first episode is almost verbatim to the Brit series. I've always meant to catch that but haven't been able to.

Love the ABC retro website, thanks for pointing that out.

But from what I saw... there's no iPod.. :dunno

Memnoch
10-09-2008, 07:10 PM
Ok, my number one complaint has been silenced, and wow talk about balls for the WTC shot! Now Im willing to give it a fair chance and watch how it plays out. :lol

EVILFACE
10-09-2008, 07:33 PM
DVR'n it to watch later.

Batty
10-10-2008, 04:50 PM
I just finished watching it and really liked it. More than I thought I would. That means it'll be cancelled.

The shots of the WTC at the beginning and end of the show were great.

Darklord Dave
10-11-2008, 12:03 AM
Yep, it was really great - and there was an ipod. Great music in the show too - nice change from the tween bands they're always plugging on the CW shows.

You had to know the towers shot was coming and it was beautifully done. Man, I hope this show survives - at least it's not on Fox.

LordAzrael
10-11-2008, 03:11 AM
I loved the British series, and hold out hope that this will deliver. But I hear that they are not following the original version too closely, so who knows. I'll DVR it and give it a shot.

They actually rewrote and rehired after that - its much closer now apparently.

http://io9.com/5061809/you-cant-judge-life-on-mars-until-next-week

I'll be interested in seeing how it goes. I really liked Life on Mars (British) and yet to see the sequel as it isn't out on DVD yet.

Memnoch
10-11-2008, 03:13 AM
Yea, as soon as I saw the transition from 2008 to 1973 was almost shot for shot from the BBC version, WITH the iPod randomly playing Life on Mars I was hooked. I also thought the shots of the WTC were pretty ballsy. Just hope they let Harvey loose more as Gene because man can I see him delivering some fantastic lines. Shame we don't have a post-watershed. :lol

Karma
10-12-2008, 11:16 AM
Saw the US version & it's probably a cultural thing but didn't like it as much as the British version

I hope Harvey takes the too serious side off & has fun with the character (like reversing full speed down the street with a bacon roll in his mouth whilst looking at sam :lol)

IMO they cast Annie & Sam wrong, the rest is good casting

Episode 2 will be interesting see if they follow the british version (begins with the whole crew chasing a bank robber out a swimming pool in just their speedo pants & water wings):lol

GrueSam
10-12-2008, 08:15 PM
The first ep intrigued me, as well. I'll watch it again this week...
(I know nothing about the BBC series. :o)

UTtoyfan
10-12-2008, 09:45 PM
I just finished watching this online. It's definitely a show I'll be watching from now on!
I love how they do the research on the time period (not having 10 digit phone numbers or Diet Coke back in 1973). Very cool

GrueSam
10-12-2008, 09:55 PM
Research?

Some of us old folks can just remember...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/Vixter/Smilies/Milan/sigh.gif

Batty
10-12-2008, 10:10 PM
Research?

Some of us old folks can just remember...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/Vixter/Smilies/Milan/sigh.gif

:lol :lol :lol

TOE
10-12-2008, 11:15 PM
I, too, believe there is life on mars.

UTtoyfan
10-13-2008, 05:41 AM
Research?

Some of us old folks can just remember...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v110/Vixter/Smilies/Milan/sigh.gif

Oops, hehe. Well thanks for remembering all those things and keeping it real for us! :o:D

Besides, we're all young at heart anyways.

Memnoch
10-13-2008, 06:52 AM
If you like the show do yourself a favor and DO NOT look up anything about the BBC series. Best to keep going in the dark. Myself, having seen the BBC series, I'm just in it to see how they manage to keep going.

Darklord Dave
10-14-2008, 10:48 AM
I just finished watching this online. It's definitely a show I'll be watching from now on!
I love how they do the research on the time period (not having 10 digit phone numbers or Diet Coke back in 1973). Very cool

Being an old folk, when they didn't have Diet Coke I expected him to try a Tab. (But I'm not sure Tab was around in 73 either - and that's the exact same joke from Back to the Future except it was Diet Pepsi).

EVILFACE
10-14-2008, 10:50 AM
Thought it was ok. The lead actor was doing his best to act like Mel Gibson.

Jen
10-14-2008, 10:51 AM
Being an old folk, when they didn't have Diet Coke I expected him to try a Tab. (But I'm not sure Tab was around in 73 either - and that's the exact same joke from Back to the Future except it was Diet Pepsi).

TaB has actually been around since the early 60's. Before my time (:lol) but I did used to drink it in the late 70's as a kid. Don't know why but I liked the taste. :dunno

occulum
10-14-2008, 10:56 AM
Thought it was ok. The lead actor was doing his best to act like Mel Gibson.

aw ^^^^. that just ruined the whole show for me .....

Batty
10-30-2008, 11:47 PM
Tonight's episode was great. This is becoming my favorite new series to watch. And I'm kind of glad I never saw the original show. I like not knowing what's going to happpen.

Memnoch
10-31-2008, 12:08 AM
Love it more every week. I can't say it enough but I love watching how they are playing things out so far. Let's just hope they know when to say when.

Darklord Dave
10-31-2008, 10:00 AM
It's great now, but if it goes on too long I think the LOST effect will take hold and viewers will get frustrated with not getting any answers.

Is the hippy neighbor real or just a figment? Did he travel or is he in a coma? Will he continue being faithful to his Lisa Bonet or get it on with Gretchen Mol?

Memnoch
10-31-2008, 10:09 AM
Honestly I think they should go for 4 seasons and then be done. I love the ending, such a mind blower but that's one spoiler you wont even see me post in spoiler tags. Gotta find out for yourself.

Darklord Dave
01-29-2009, 11:04 PM
I'm so glad this show is back! It's rare that I notice dialogue on a tv show, but this show has some great exchanges. And it's staying strange too - perhaps all the goodness comes from the original series - but I hope this show goes on for a long time.

Hulksmashed
01-30-2009, 01:13 PM
I'm so glad this show is back! It's rare that I notice dialogue on a tv show, but this show has some great exchanges. And it's staying strange too - perhaps all the goodness comes from the original series - but I hope this show goes on for a long time.

I definately agree. My biggist fear is that this show goes the way of Journey Man because people won't understand what's going on. (Although this show is definately better then Journey Man).

Seems to have a good following already though. *Fingers Crossed*

Best episode so far: Sam says goodbye to his father.."We heard ya Sam. We just chose WHICH father you got to say goodbye to"

Batty
01-30-2009, 01:26 PM
I'm glad it's back too, but why aren't they showing these in the right order? I've been waiting to see what's in the cellar. Did they not want to confuse new viewers by picking up where they left off?