Life on Mars

Life on Mars

Series 2

DVD - 2009
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Modern-day police detective Sam Tyler wakes up in 1973 after he is knocked unconscious in a traffic collision.
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : Distributed by Acorn Media, 2009.
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.4572/LIFE
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (468 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Apr 25, 2018

Great series. Season 2 answered a lot of the quirks, questions from Series 1.

Jul 31, 2017

A fun, quirky series. Hope this wasn't the end of it.

Aug 20, 2016

Binge worthy. I have list of other binge worthy UK TV series at

Jul 30, 2016

The ending ruined the whole series for me - I wish I'd stopped watching half way through the second season. Loved the music, but there was very little follow through on the plot. Does anything he does in 1973/4 change circumstances in 2006? Don't know. Does he give any thought to the feelings of his mother / aunt / friends who sat by his comatose body for 2 years? No. Are we still supposed to think he's a nice guy? Apparently. Is he buying in to the bullying, abusive, and corrupt system after the first few episodes of taking the moral high ground and trying to clean up the 1973 police force? Oh yeah.
Everyone involved in this production seems to have taken it WAY too seriously. This would have been a much better series if the whole coma thing had been left out and we had never known how he got back into the '70s.

Sep 21, 2015

As mentioned so many times in the DVD special features, you should watch "The Sweeney". Available from the VPL,

Jan 22, 2015

Love it! A policeman in London in current times, is hit by a car and trapped in a coma. At least, some of him is trapped in the coma, the rest of him finds himself living as a cop in 1974, a duck out of water. Funny, kinda goofy and a good series in general. Should mention that you need to start with Episode One, Season One and watch the episodes in order, because the characters progress and change through their various escapades.

Jun 01, 2013

During Life on Mars, Series 2 DI Sam Tyler and DCI Gene Hunt continue to butt heads and solve crimes using their own preferred methods. Sam likes to gather the facts whereas Gene uses gut instincts and suspect intimidation. In series 2 Sam continues to believe he is in a coma and wants to return to the present time. DC Annie Cartwright is promoted from uniformed service into the detective squad. There are eight episodes where the team solves various brutal murders. In one case DCI Hunt is the prime suspect. Life on Mars has great acting, some of the best music of the period and dramatizes life during the 70s in Manchester England.

Sep 13, 2012

Pleasantly surprised. This is an amazing show. Highly recommend it. 5 stars...

Jun 14, 2012

Great series. Great finale. Enjoyed watching it.

Jun 02, 2012

WATCH SEASON ONE FIRST! Fantastic series that gets you to care about each of the motley crew of coppers. Progression of relationships and Sam's adaptation to the 70s is believable and touching. All this and some great comedy and action scenes too!

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