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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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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A modern day cop in a 1973 world. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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Život na Marsu  »

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Despite having a successful start the show was cancelled before the end of the first series' run. This is because after the pilot ratings and viewers dropped dramatically causing its cancellation. 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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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #1.7 (2008) See more »

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Unlike most network TV . . .and well worth a watch
20 October 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The energetic and entertaining "Life on Mars" is a cop-show tonic for those tired of being CSI-ed five night a weeks. It's managed to craft a very watchable balance of humor and light science fiction in the frame of a traditional 1970's police story, and yet it's backed by some pretty solid acting chops from Harvey Keitel and Jason O'Mara. Yes, it's different from the British series which it takes its inspiration from, but if you can accept the premise, it makes for some pretty solid entertainment. For those of you fearing or thinking this could develop into another "Lost" with multiple incomprehensible story lines, the tenor of the first couple of episodes makes it clear that this show won't get overly weighted down by its time traveling premise.


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