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09 July 2007 @ 09:43 am
"Don't move, you are surrounded by armed bastards!"  
Well, I finished watching season two of Life on Mars this weekend. I thought it ended pretty well although, as with most endings, there are some things I would have done a little differently. Still, I loved all the characters and will likely be quoting Gene Hunt pretty much forever. It's a great little series that I doubt will adapt at all well to the 22-episode American television season.

And since it wasn't enough to just sit back, eagerly awaiting the upcoming sequel series Ashes to Ashes, I took a friend's recommendation and downloaded a six-episodes show called State of Play, which has John Simm and Philip Glenister (playing a somewhat kinder, gentler DCI) together again, as well as Bill Nighy, Kelly MacDonald, and the guy who played Elton in Mofatt's the Doctorless episode of Doctor Who last year. While it wasn't exactly fun viewing, it was a pretty gripping mystery. I can't imagine how anyone could follow that twisty plot watching it as a weekly series. Even watching them virtually back-to-back there were twists I was missing.




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Blakehaze on July 9th, 2007 02:39 pm (UTC)
I also finished watching Life On Mars last weekend. That show has taught me so many new ways of using the word 'Bastard'. My favourite use of the word was when Gene (following Sam's cue) asked for a bastard big sedative.
sleazenationnotbbcnews24 on July 9th, 2007 05:00 pm (UTC)
Mofatt didn't write last year's doctorless episode of Doctor Who - that was RTD. Moffat wrote THIS year's Doctorless episode....
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: kirsten ulve assmonkeydiary on July 9th, 2007 05:34 pm (UTC)
Eep! I was so sure that was Mofatt! Fixing...
The Semi-Mad Network Adminkaraksindru on July 10th, 2007 12:23 am (UTC)
Life on Mars was awesome. Trust the Gene genie. ;)
everybody hates a tourist.: hellodynamine on July 12th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
i miss life on mars quite a bit. while i am looking forward to ashes...,it just won't be the same without simm. :(
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on July 12th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
What's the matter Sam? Is it DCI Gene Hunt? Is he kicking in a nonce?