Life on Mars (2008–2009)

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A present-day car accident mysteriously sends a detective back to the 1970s. An American remake of the BBC series.

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 Detective Sam Tyler (17 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Detective Ray Carling (17 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Annie Norris (17 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Detective Chris Skelton (17 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Lieutenant Gene Hunt (17 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Sizable Ted (13 episodes, 2008-2009)
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 Detective (12 episodes, 2008-2009)
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Sam Tyler is a police detective in 2008 when he gets struck by a car and is knocked unconscious. When he comes to and finds himself in 1973 he goes to his precinct and is mistaken for a transfer from another precinct. He finds himself trying to do things a little differently from what he is used to. And he tries to figure out why he is in 1973. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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When the series was canceled midway through the first season (March 2009), producers had time to make the last episode the series finale, solving the mystery and answering most of the outstanding questions. See more »

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Green and white street signs can frequently be seen. These colors were not introduced in NYC until the mid-1980s. See more »

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I love this show- Hope it "makes" it
4 November 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I was a huge fan of 60's and 70's cop shows and this show has captured the feel of those.

I graduated high school in 1974 so the nostalgia of this show is also probably a factor in my enjoyment of it. Love the clothes the cars the music.

I never saw the British version of the show so I don't have that to compare it to but I really enjoy this show and the whole retro feel it has.

Now it is telling me my submission doesn't have enough lines so I have to add some more.

OK- How about this- does anyone think the set for the detectives office looks like the one from Cagney and Lacey?


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