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Life On Mars : Complete BBC Series 1 [2006] [DVD]
Life On Mars : Complete BBC Series 1 [2006] [DVD]
Dvd ~ John Simm
Offered by joe4books
Price: £24.95

32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best TV series in years, 21 Feb. 2006
This TV series was a breath of fresh air when first released in early 2006. Monday nights were a haven of poor tv shows and old repeats, until this modern classic was released to give us something to stay in for on a Monday. Quantam Leap meets The Sweeney if you will, the fine casting of John Simm and Philip Glenister meant that this show was not going to be cheesy or haphazard in any way. The storylines were exciting each week but kept the undercurrent of DI Tyler (Simm)'s personal plight, with nostalgic throwbacks to bring it up to modern day, eg. the girl from the playschool BBC test signal appearing as a voice from Tyler's present. Little touches such as the sweepstake on the Grand National where they all think Red Rum was a bad horse or Tyler meeting Marc Bolan added comedic touches to what is essentially a great serial cop drama. As I write this, the final episode is about to show, and I hope there is scope for more episodes without the format becoming boring. I just hope we don't have to wait until January 2007 to enjoy the box set, as this is certainly the most interesting show in years, as Monday night ratings will undoubtedly prove!!! enjoy

Offenbach: Des Contes D'Hoffmann [DVD] [2001]
Offenbach: Des Contes D'Hoffmann [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Daniel Galvez-Vallejo
Offered by FREETIME
Price: £7.20

7 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece, 4 Jun. 2001
This is a brilliant performance of Offenbach's classic opera. It will delight any opera lover to have it on such a high quality resolution as DVD. The sound is magnificent and brings out the full effect of the music. A must-buy

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