Alright, enough grousing. Time for recommendations: Tessa and I are knee-deep in the 2nd season of Life on Mars, the hit BBC drama about a cop who is hit by a car and wakes up in 1973. This show not only hits my sweet spot of kinda-time-travel and philosophical mysteries, but it’s SO GODDAMN FUNNY and if you remember the 1970s at all, it’s perfectly spot-on.
last season’s billboard ad in London, done in 1973 style with old logos
Hollywood (ABC in particular) is remaking the show for an American audience, but they botched the pilot and now they’re re-shooting every scene, presumably with replaced actors and a different script. If you were at this year’s Jartacular, you’d know why.
But let the Americans take care of themselves. If you can get a “Life on Mars” DVD from Amazon, do it, even though it’s expensive. It’s a “Region 2” disc, meaning it’ll only play on your computer (which you can hook up to your TV in “mirror” mode) but it’s worth it.
And now: your suggestions? Know of any awesome mini-series, or other TV on DVD you recommend whole-heartedly?