U.S. Life On Mars Is Just As Skeezy With Dad As With Mom

Time-traveling cop Sam Tyler tries to bond with his dad, and it gets mistaken (understandably) for homoeroticism, in this clip from last night's Life On Mars » 11/21/08 6:56pm 11/21/08 6:56pm. You have to hand it to the American remake of : first, when it remade the Sam-meets-his-mom episode, it came out and brought up the Oedipal thing. And now, in…

Sam Tyler, Futuristic Dance Instructor

The American remake of Life On Mars » 11/17/08 1:30pm 11/17/08 1:30pm continues to find its own, slightly silly, groove. And it's hit on a new schtick: Sam Tyler, the cop from 2008, teaches the people of 1972 about future pop trends. Here he is, teaching the everybody the Moonwalk and other "futuristic dance moves," courtesy of Michael Jackson. Click…

A Retro 70s Oedipal Robot Explosion Wet Dream, Yeah!

Here's Exhibit A for why I like the new Life On Mars » 10/31/08 4:48pm 10/31/08 4:48pm series way more than it deserves. The time-stranded cop show just goes way, way over the top, as you can see in this bizarre acid trip. Sam Tyler doesn't just have naughty thoughts about his own mom — he also sees the Vietnam war, bizarre kinky sex acts and his…

Harvey Keitel Has An Important Message About Gay People

Last night's episode of time-traveling cop show Life On Mars » 10/24/08 6:23pm 10/24/08 6:23pm was the first episode not loosely based on the British version. And if that's the direction the show aims to go in from now on, I'm a tad concerned. I miss , last year's show about a man unstuck in time. It used to convey the horrors and occasional…

The One Character You Never Expected To See In Life On Mars

Last night's episode of time-traveling cop show Life On Mars » 10/17/08 5:33pm 10/17/08 5:33pm threw us a hell of a curve-ball halfway through the episode. As promised, the show introduced a wild new character who isn't in the British version. And that character pushes the show much more in the direction of being out-there science fiction. It's also…

You Can't Judge Life On Mars Until Next Week

Congratulations, ABC — after two attempts, and spending squillions of dollars, you finally managed to copy British cult classic Life On Mars » 10/10/08 3:58pm 10/10/08 3:58pm pretty well. At least, compared to the sheer horror that was the original pilot, the version of that finally aired last night was much better, and closer to the UK version.…