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Life on Mars (US)

Adapted from the hit BBC show of the same name, Life on Mars is a drama, comedy and sci-fi fantasy series that follows the life of modern day detective Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara), who wakes up after a car crash in which his life was nearly taken and finds that he has been transported to the year 1973. There, Sam must work as a detective, but struggles to do so without his 21st century technology. To make things more complicated, his boss Gene Hunt (Harvey Keitel) never hesitates to bend the rules to suit his needs.
  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (26 Votes cast)

Episode Info

Prev: 1x17 -- Life is a Rock (Apr/01/2009)

Sam receives an offer to return to 2008 from a mystery caller, but he finds himself confused over a certain set of circumstances which makes him wonder if he even wants to do this.

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (14 Votes cast)

Jason O'Mara
As Detective Sam Tyler
Gretchen Mol
As Annie Norris
Harvey Keitel
As Lieutenant Gene Hunt
Jonathan Murphy
As Detective Chris Skelton
Lisa Bonet
As Maya Daniels
Michael Imperioli
As Detective Ray Carling


Reviews: 1
Americanized and GutlessRating: 3 likes, 1 dislikes

Having watched and enjoyed the original British series during it's initial run, I looked forward to this Americanized remake. Differences in writing style between British and American television prepared me for the fact that at least some of the subtle layering of story elements found in the original would be missing. I also expected some of the characterizations to be truncated to accommodate the shorter episode length of American TV. What I didn't expect was how much these elements , plus great casting, made the original as great a series as it was and worthy of adaption and the lack of makes this adaption just above mediocre. Read more

Review posted on Thursday, June 19th 2008 at 12:50 am

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Recurring Guests

John Cenatiempo as Sizable Ted (12 eps)
Tanya Fischer as Windy (5 eps)
Lisa Bonet as Maya Daniels (2008) (4 eps)
Dean Winters as Vic Tyler (3 eps)
Jennifer Ferrin as Rose Tyler (3 eps)
Maggie Siff as Maria Belanger (3 eps)
Caleb Wallace as Young Sammy (3 eps)
Michael Mulheren as Patrolman (2 eps)
Peter Gerety as Agent Frank Morgan (2 eps)
Steven Marcus as wino (2 eps)

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Warning: Life on Mars (US) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled
Network: ABC ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: October 09, 2008
Ended: April 01, 2009
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