Finally getting around to watching the pilot of “Life on Mars” (US version).
So far it’s not horrible, but a bit more American Cop Show™ cliched. The background music is annoying. Hopefully it will better when they zoom back in time.
Some of the dialog is word for word the same as the UK version.
Ok, live editing: the 1970’s scenery looks like crap. Fake. When they do a big cross-city pan, it just looks like a bad photo.
I guess it’s the difference between L.A. in 1972 and L.A. in 2008. In the UK version, Manchester in 2008 looks just like Manchester in 1972
I’m glad Harvey Keitel is going to play Gene Hunt, 'cause Colm Meaney doesn’t pull it off. I keep expecting him to beam somebody down to the planet. Havey Keitel will be awesome, I hope.
Anyway, this is the pilot I’m watching, I assume the actual series premier will be much different, since they’ve replaced a bunch of the characters. They’re also going to be moving the show from L.A. to New York.