Sunday, March 1, 2009
Life on Mars
A most excellent show, which I highly recommend. Yes, that is Harvey Keitel in the picture, he is on the show, seriously like you need any other reason to watch.
A little background, it's about a cop who in 2008 gets hit by a car, and goes into a coma. He wakes up in 1973, has an apartment, and has recently transferred under Harvey Keitel. The show is a mix of catching bad guys, trying to explain how things are done in 2008 versus 1973, and figuring out if he can make it back to 2008. One of the cooler things about the show, beside amazing 1970's cop action. I mean like in "So I married an Axe Murdered," when Mike Myer's friend is asking his boss to be more like a T.V. cop, this show is chock full of that. Beating up bad guys, borderline torture for information, sweet action beat cops that would put Sean Connery to shame in "The Untouchables."
This show has me hooked, I love watching it, the costumes are amazing too, there a lot of little details that you notice that make the show a little more "real." Like the cigarette packages, the coffee cups, the rotary telephones, the payphones they use in order to get back to headquarters.
Also in true form, this show is based off an award winning British show of the same name. Just goes to prove the British are amazing. (Top Gear. Single best bit of televison known to man)
It's on after "Lost," so just hang out after your mind is blown, and check it out, you will not regret it.
Posted by Allen TenBusschen at 10:55 PM