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I liked aspects of this series. It really captured the 1970s really well, and it presented some interesting social issues from the 70s that we can compare to the way things are done now. I just found... Read more it a little melodramatic and just not quite good enough. I really like the John Simm/Phillip Glenister combination.
One of the best TV Series I watched!
I love it when you stumble across a tv series that grips you like this one does. Very hard to stop watching! The 70's era is done so well, love the cars and... Read more the soundtrack! Gripping storyline and enough action for the blokes. Highly, highly recommend this tv series.
Good start so far. Series has captured the 70's feel of the UK and the sound track is very good.
Like to have a couple of shows we can watch on nights when we don't want to watch a "whole movie". Learned from getting other tv series, that it doesn't pay to watch all at... Read more once ... then the concept - no matter how much you like it - gets extremely tedious.
Characters quite stereotypical in the first few programmes, as they establish their personas. Show is more about people and their behaviours than comparing past-present and present-future expectations, as might be anticipated by the title lead-in. Good interactions.
Not what I thought at all... I was looking for the American version - the one that is currently airing on television.
Very interesting and different to what I expected. Worthwhile to watch as it keeps you spellbound. Clever!
I never watched this on TV, I heard the premise for the story and thought it sounded naff. I was wrong! It is the acting and the directing that make this a memorable series. Kinda Dr Who meets the... Read more Sweeney meets CSI.
It comes from the same production team that were behind Spooks and Hustle and it has the same cinematic feel to it that both those series have. Well worth a look
This is the beginning of a really fascinating series - my favourite features are the performance of John Simm as Sam Tyler, the character of Gene Hunt, and the very convincing and cohesive production... Read more design. I enjoy it with the parts of my brain that enjoy Doctor Who, Quantum Leap, Hot Fuzz and the Watch books of the Discworld series. If you get a bit fed up with the sameness of the many, many police dramas on TV nowadays, give Life on Mars a try.
Awesome concept - a view of the 70's through the PC filter of the 21st century...amazing how ACCURATE it is...and everyone smoking! Sort of like post-milllenium cultural "porn"!