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It must have started with "Let's run over a few things...",
This review is from: Life On Mars : Complete BBC Series 1  [DVD] (DVD)
The brilliance of this show as a piece of entertainment is that it works on so many levels - a cop show, a piece of nostalgia, an illustration of how we as a society have changed, a view on the history of television, a reminder of where we've been and where we're going, a puzzle as to what is actually going on in the overall plot, as a metaphysical enquiry into what is really reality and where our place in it is... and, above all, seeing bad guys being given their lumps by 'good' guys (whatever 'good' means, in context.)
Then there's the music, the fashions, loads of subtle, underlying humour where you are in on the joke, great characters, dialogue, acting. But the most fascinating thing is - and the greatest accolade is for - creators Jordan, Graham and Pharoah coming up with the most outrageous concept imaginable, that should never have worked - and it working superbly.
THE must-see action drama of 2006, don't make yourself have to travel back in time to catch what is alleged to be the finale series in 2007. You'd sooner be hit by a speeding car.