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Life on Mars: After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler (Simm) wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.

  • Currently 4.21/5
(150 votes)
Released: January 09, 2006
Runtime: 42 mins
Genres: Drama Sci-Fi Crime Mystery
Countries: UK
Actors: Dean Andrews John Simm Liz White Noreen Kershaw Philip Glenister Tony Marshall

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Posted by waderex 1 month ago
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Just finished the 1st season; reading though the comments I see a strong debate over the merits of the US vs. the UK version. I think both shows have strong merits if one considers the differences in our respective cultures. I think I like the US version better mainly b/c I remember the 1970s on this side of the pond and I've had exposure to the history of our police culture and how it has changed - something I don't have for the British police culture. That makes it easier for me to get into the US version. I will tend to agree however that most US remakes of UK shows are sadly lacking in quality - this just seems to be the exception that proves the rule.

Posted by The_Black_Douglas 11 months ago
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Agreed excellent series , another one im disapointed id missed but iv certainly made up for 1st night / days viewing iv sat n watched series 1 in one sitting and now onto series 2... Thanks too all linkers etc as per lovin it... ty.

Posted by Earpwald 1 year, 6 months ago
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I absolutely love this show. I watched it religiously when it was first released on TV and im just rediscovering it again. Its still as good now as it was then!

Posted by Elliott_Gosseyn 1 year, 8 months ago
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just finished this show... and loved every bit of it :D the ending is really great !!! now i'm goin to watch ashes to ashes :D

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Posted by rebels75q 1 year, 8 months ago
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A big thanks to whoever posted these links.

Posted by Elliott_Gosseyn 1 year, 8 months ago
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BRILLIANT :D... love it :D... and yeah i'm happy recognizing the master :D

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Posted by youforthismadei6 1 year, 8 months ago
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okay, that's it. clearly, we remake EVERY SINGLE successful british show into an american one with shit results. can we stop please it's getting embarrassing.

Posted by SamBeckett 1 year, 9 months ago
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One of the best brittish shows of all time.

Posted by skaters182 2 years ago
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Turned out to be one of my favorite shows. Although the plot is a bit confusing and odd the characters are what make the show. I seriously recommend watching it. 10/10

Posted by tayochas 2 years ago
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are there more episodes? great show!!

Posted by BeeBoo 2 years, 4 months ago
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BLOODY BRILLIANT!!!

Posted by musicmaniact 2 years, 4 months ago
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In comparison to the US version, this is a better show. The characters drive you to watch. 9/10

Posted by bodiebob 2 years, 4 months ago
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I remember the trailers for this show on TV and I thought WTF? This looks like the dumbest idea for a show ever. Decided to check out the first offering anyway as it was John Simm and it turned out to be one of the best shows I've ever seen. It IS a dumb idea but it so works anyway; largely due to the chemistry between the two leads. Having said that, the spin off Ashes To Ashes turned out to be the crappy show I feared this would be. They are poles apart, and as for the American version? Ouch.

Posted by Rooby86 2 years, 10 months ago
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I love this show, I'm obsessed, went out and actually bought both seasons!!! Highly recommended from me!! :) Shame about what people are saying though, that the american show's mixed in too :(

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Posted by blooddonor70 2 years, 11 months ago
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The UK version is probably one of my best discoveries, picked up on because I'm such a huge Bowie fan. Gotta buy this, the american version was shit, but still the best cop show we ever aired.

Posted by melirving 3 years, 2 months ago
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wsnt to sure of this when saw it but when i sat and watched them all it was brilliant 10/10

Posted by stargate 3 years, 10 months ago
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I want to watch wonderful original show with John Simmm. Unfortunatly some of the links are for american version, believe me it's not the nice experience to find it out.

Posted by rebels75q 1 year, 8 months ago
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Truly amazing show. The American version can not even begin to compare to this British masterpiece.

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Posted by derekmorgan 3 years, 11 months ago
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I agree with fuxstar, who ever did this wants nailing to a bloody wall, I missed this the first time round and was getting into it when we get the shite American version.Just because we copy the yanks in most other things we dont all want to watch the crapier output of some of there TV, can someone sort this out please.

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Posted by fuxstar 4 years, 1 month ago
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so who thought it would be fucking funny to start putting the american episodes in half way through the uk series. i am not amused and would very much like to staple your tongue to your eyeballs

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