Monday, February 27, 2006
I Just Bought The Powers Definitive Hardcover And The DEMO Trade...
Anyway. Just read this on Warren Ellis' Bad Signal mailing list.
(I was reading older ones that I hadn't gotten around to. This might've been a month old)
This was about TV shows that he had recently checked out - and one review said:
LIFE ON MARS: wasn't as bad as I
was expecting. In fact, it was clever,
surreal stuff in places. The short
version is that a 2006 cop hit by
a car finds himself in 1973, and
still a cop. (The title refers to the
Bowie song, playing on his iPod in
2006 and on the eight-track
cassette in his car in 1973.) (I
believe there was a Japanese show
with a similar conceit a year or two
back.) 33 years extra knowledge
of criminology gives our boy a
certain edge, but the "polite" and
procedure-driven police service
training of 2006 is no bloody good
in 1973 Britain, when policing was
a lot different, a lot more ground-
level, more basic, and, yes, more
violent. John Simm, in the lead, is
a good actor, and Philip Glenister
is fine as his charmingly monstrous
boss Gene Hunt. Worth a go.
God, what a great fucking idea. I mean, it's not like fucking GOLD - but how rad is that, anyway?
I'd like to check it out, but my mind would be swarming while watching it and I'd ruin the whole experience for me. Much like I just did with my newly-purchased and soon-to-be-eBayed Ultimate Avengers DVD.
p.s. Does anybody know what the hell I'm typing about half the time? And even if you don't - do you mind?
Oops, sorry. I meant to say "goodbye".