Thursday, October 09, 2008
Life on Mars
Tonight was the premiere we've been looking forward to of a re-worked British show called "Life on Mars". Love LOVED the original show, starring John Simm as Sam Tyler. And I'm crazy about the Gene Hunt character in the British version. And evidently, the cop car (jam jar) which is a Ford Cortina, has/had a following of its own, including my other half. We watched every episode and regret that we haven't seen the sequel series where Gene Hunt moves to London and wreaks havoc all over again.
The American version looks promising. However, the Sam character seems a bit more serious in this show, am hoping he gets a bit lighter treatment as this goes along. And Harvey Keitel is brilliant casting as Gene Hunt. I named a couple of the tunes along the way too. We're looking forward to more of this show and hope it is as good as the original. Just an old 70's kind of girl, me. I think he is driving an Olds 442, but forgot to look close enough to tell for sure. Might be a Cutlass, but I'm thinking 442. Someone correct me if I'm wrong here.
Quick comparison on the Sam Tylers: John Simm, thinner and cuter; Jason O'Mara, fairly high on the pretty-hot scale so far. John Simm, looks like he belonged in 1973. Jason O'Mara, who cares, lets see more of him!