27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
People always complain that there is a lot of rubbish on modern TV. And then something like "Life on Mars" comes around and, wow, it blows you away. Somehow I missed both series when they were originally broadcast. One episode on the BBC4 rerun and I was hooked. The writing is taut, the production is paced, gripping and totally authentic, and the actors all perform out of their skins. This really is as near to perfection as you can get.
For me, Series 2 gets the nod over Series 1 simply because all the characters are now fully bedded in and we can watch them growing as people with every episode.
Sam Tyler and Gene Hunt, the leading characters, are flawed but… Read more