All Nighter

by on Dec.01, 2008, under Random Stuff

I pulled another all-nighter last night…  I was working on a couple of school assignments, but I also working on work stuff and catching up on Life on Mars.  I’ve watched six episodes of the show now and still don’t know if I like it or not.  How many episodes of a series does one need to watch to determine if they like it or not?  It has an interesting, although irrevocable, plot line:


After being hit by a car while apprehending a murderer in 2008, Det. Sam Tyler (Jason O’Mara) regains consciousness to find himself working as a detective in the 1970s.

So Sam is back in the 1970s.  This is the premise of the entire series and what I mean by “irrevocable”.  What happens when Sam returns to modern day?  Does that even happen, or is the main character (and in turn the viewer) constantly taunted–episodal-cliffhanger after episodal-cliffhanger–of his return to normal life?  Shows like this tend to start strong but then fizzel and drone on and on.  All the producers really have going for them is that hopefully viewers get hooked on the characters.

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