Thanks to the wonders of my Sky+ box, I was able to watch the football, and then sink my teeth into what was probably the most anticipated TV show of the year so far.
The story is about a policeman who has an accident and then wakes up in 1973. The question is, is he mad, in a coma back in 2006 or has he actually traveled in time? Anyway, as a policeman back in the seventies, he has to face MAJOR culture clashes, and use his 'modern' policing techniques back in the day.
The show has been a major hit, and the first series won an International Emmy. This morning, series two received three nominations for the Bafta television awards, including best drama.
My favourite character has to be the 'politically incorrect' DCI Gene Hunt, and his wonderful one liners. Check out a clip of him in action here.
And if you want to see a slightly longer clip, with him in 'full flow', check out here.
Gene Hunt is going to be the star of the spin off series, it will be set in London and called Ashes to Ashes. He will be joined by a woman from the 21st century, who has an accident, and finds herself stuck in the past, just like Sam.
I hope the spin off will be a success, however, I'd prefer to remember Gene Hunt from the last words on Life on Mars.
Sam: "You shouldn't be driving"
Gene: "But I am"
Sam: "You were shot"
Gene: "And you will be in a minute if you don't get into this car now"
Internet message boards are still full of speculation about whether Sam Tyler was mad, in a coma or back in time.
All I can say is that the show was compelling viewing, and I can't wait for another original idea like this !! Will probably do a post on my current favourite TV shows one of these days.