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Back To 1973 On a Cool New Sci-Fi TV Show

Posted: Oct 09, 2008

Finally. A really good network TV show that isn't a reality show. I just got through watching the premier episode of Life On Mars on ABC, and boy howdy, it is great.

Jason O'Mara stars as NYPD Detective Sam Tyler, who, following an auto accident, finds himself transported back to 1973. It's like CSI meets That 70's Show.

It's New York City during the Southern Rock era- the tumultuous times of the Vietnam War, Watergate, women's lib and the civil and gay rights movements - no cell phone, no computers or MP3 players. The first thing he sees upon arrival in the past are the twin towers pf the World Trade Center, towering over the Manhattan skyline.

Life on Mars stars Jason O'Mara ("Grey's Anatomy," "Men in Trees") as Sam Tyler, Harvey Keitel ("Bugsy," "Reservoir Dogs," "The Piano," "Pulp Fiction," "Mean Streets") as Lieutenant Gene Hunt, Michael Imperioli ("The Sopranos") as Detective Ray Carling, Gretchen Mol ("3:10 to Yuma," "The Notorious Bettie Page") as Annie Norris and Jonathan Murphy ("October Road") as Detective Chris Skelton. Lisa Bonet ( "The Bill Cosby Show") will appear as a recurring guest star as Maya Daniels.

The music is great. Everything from David Bowie's theme song, The Sweet, Dylan, all seventies music. I am sure we'll hear some Allman Brothers soon.

Buffalo says, check it out on Thursday nights.

Kee[ it Real. Keep it Southern.



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elaine1987 says...

I saw it Buffalo! It was so funny when he asked where his computer was and the Sopranos guy said, what, like Hal in 2001? LOL. I love all the 70's references. Reminds me of my Mom.

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