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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Love This Show!!! It's 1973 All Over Again!!!
25 October 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I never saw the original, but personally I love this show. Jason O'Mara does a wonderful job and is really believable. Watching the first show was such a blast from the past, it absolutely took me back to 1973 when I was in high school.

While I respect everyone else's opinions, I don't see why this is receiving such negativity. I have the first 3 recorded and watched, and am now enjoying watching the first one again. I hope this show sticks around.

And Harvey Kaitel? Wow, he's a fabulous actor, so believable as the tough guy boss. It's also so great to see Michael Imperioli in a series again, I loved him on Sopranos. Gotta say, I love the look he's got. He's hotter than ever!


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