I stayed up all night watching episode after episode…mesmerized…Eventually I got the next season off Amazon.
I hear ABC has a remake lined up for an American audience….talk about ruining a good show!
Anyway, back to Life on Mars. I just could not get over the concept: in 2006 a policeman in Manchester (Sam Tyler) gets hit by a car and wakes up in
Poor Sam is stuck in a 1973 nightmare without the internet, mobile phones or computers. While everyone thinks he is odd, he struggles to get home to the real world (2006) and in the meantime has to put up with police colleagues who are sexist, racist and smoke too much.The best character on the show is Sam's whiskey swigging wise-cracking boss from hell Gene Hunt: an expert in making off colour sexist comments, planting evidence, carrying out grievous bodily harm and taking bribes.. It is all a paranormal experience and Sam Tyler eventually meets his mum and the dad he never knew and they are both younger than him….The show is half fantasy half mystery with a little bit of police work that all seems to be related to Sam’s life in 2006 or to his past…
I don’t think I would have liked
I think I was fascinated by the show because the idea of going back to
So if I had a chance to go back to 1973 what would I do?
- Warn Ghanaians to keep the population hovering around 9million so we could all be REAL cedi millionaires
- Invent the laptop or scout the world for Steve Jobs and Bill Gates to marry
- Be an environmental campaigner and warn against the thinning ozone layer
- Warn people about the coming plague in the form of HIV
- Hang out with my parents
Time travel offers so many possibilities. There are so many paths we can take in life and given the chance to do it all over again, which way would we choose?…if we choose a path opposite to what we chose the first time around, would that change our entire destiny and the course of our lives? Kind of reminds me of the Butterfly Effect.
Butterfly effect (noun): the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e.g., a butterfly flapping its wings in Rio de Janeiro might change the weather in Chicago
That's where the endless possibilities lie. If my parents had never gone to