Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Rover Has Landed: Check out LIFE ON MARS


The buzz on the blogosphere has reached a perfect storm for Life On Mars, which premiers tomorrow (Thursday, October 9th-10pm eastern) on ABC. Critics, press, fans, buzz-maniacs, as well as friends and relatives of yours truly have contacted me to say...what is the Flaming Nose doing about LIFE ON MARS? At first glance, this series seems to have everything in the world we like about television. Top stars: (Harvey Keitel...LOVE him...Michael Imperioli from The Sopranos...CHRISTOFUH... we missed you so much, Gretchen Mol and Lisa Bonet, a great and contentious blast from the past Cosby Show. Beyond the fabulous cast, we also have the tantalizing part sci-fi/part cop/part oh I so can't wait for the flashback to the funky, gritty, weird New York City of the 1970's setting. Honestly, I would tune into tomorrow night's premier for the promise of the old dirty New York setting alone.

One never knows the outcome until the actual delivery, but there is certainly enough here to get a great tune-in audience for the first night. Life in 2008 at the moment is not that splendid, let's tune in to Life On Mars and see if it's any better (or worse). Fire up your disco balls, we're heading back to the 70's.

4 comments:

Judith said...

I am looking forward to the premiere tonight. I hope this will be a nice add to my Thursday night viewing.

Jane said...

I already love Thursday night because of The Office and 30 Rock. My DVR will be burning up a storm if Mars is any good. Fingers crossed!

Judith said...

I enjoyed Life On Mars last night. Any show that would play The Sweet's rarely heard song "Little Willy" gets my vote for a second episode! The episode had a good feel for 1973. I wish I could go back!

Jane said...

I agree absolutely, the 1970's hook is what makes this series compelling for me. I loved the old commercials, the music and the fact that cell phones didn't exist. I just uploaded a complete review. This pilot gets a very high score on the Jane-O-Meter.