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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The type of rifle that is in Sam's hands when it is kicked by his Dad changes. When he places it down when he goes to talk to his younger version on the boat it looks like a Ruger Mini 30. When he picks it up a minute later it has changed into a Ak-47 or SKS type of rifle, which is then kicked by his Dad and it seems to go over the side of the boat. That is a less expensive type of rifle, which may be why it was the one tossed into the water. See more »

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Great story and music
14 February 2009 | by (Indiana) – See all my reviews

I liked this show from the first episode and the more I get to know the characters, the better it gets. I love the music from that era and that helps a lot with the story. Sometimes it is hard to follow and there are a few things that are weird, but I suppose they will explain as the the series develops. I've never seen the BBC version and haven't read anything about it. I am a big Harvey Keitel fan and have never seen Jason O'Mara in anything before (plays his part well). Gretchen Mol and Maggie Siff are hot and I Like the story line with those two. I hope this doesn't get canceled because there are few shows on TV that I like anymore, but if they do, I hope they end all the story lines.


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