January 10, 2006
Life on Mars, first thoughts
I watched the first episode of Life On Mars last night. I liked it. Not Science Fiction though. It started of as a normal cop drama then the main character gets hit by a car and goesinto a coma. Then he wakes in 1973 as a cop, cue lots of dry laughs about how 1973 cops were very different from today. What kept the episode above a mundane cop show however was the main characters constant questioning of whether what he was seeing was real. He heard voices from outside, the TV talked to him. He thinks he is in a coma. And then at the end of the show he denies it and accepts the 70's reality.
Interesting. Not sure how they will extend the idea to a series without it becoming repetitive but I'm going to watch next week.