Life on Mars confirmed in North Texas

Two points to ponder

One, I’m guessing you’re already done with Red Carpet Premiere Week. The Event really wasn’t that “eventful” and the 33rd season of Survivor just isn’t that compelling. After all, they all survive.

Second, there’s no more need for the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. The two robotic space mission rovers, Spirit and Opportunity have been searching since 2003 for proof positive that there is life on Mars.

All anyone has to do is look at the TV schedule tonight (Thursday) in North Texas at KERA Channel 13 and they would see there is definite proof of Life on Mars from 7-10p CT. The first three episodes of this brilliant series from Kudos Film and Television, producers of MI5, will save lots of NASA bucks in the future and end the traditional Fall commercial television doldrums for another year.

For those that are saying that they remember this as an American series starring Harvey Keitel, put this out of your mind. The British version, which stars John Simm as Sam Tyler and the great Philip Glenister as DCI Gene Hunt, is light years ahead of the American version, as is the usual case for any and all American re-makes of quality British comedy and drama.

For those unfamiliar with the series, in a nutshell, Sam Tyler is a 21st century Manchester detective that survives a near-fatal car accident….or, does he?  He “wakes up” in the middle of 1973, dazed and confused, wondering if he’s gone insane, in a coma or simply gone back in time.  It’s brilliant…and, the music is great judging from the teaser clip below.

Would love to know what you think of the series if you feel so inclined to post your reviews here.

In: Action/Drama,Music