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Boston Idol

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I enjoyed the debut of "Life on Mars" on BBC America.
The premise looked obvious, but then the main character
saw through it as well and working through some logical
actions which provoked logical responses from the other
characters. I don't want to give anything away because
there will be a replay next Sunday night. Check it out.
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Deputy Marshall

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Having not much else to do today, I caught the first episode on BBC American On-Demand. I was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed it quite a bit. It's a LOT better in my opinion than it came across in the previews BBCA was showing for it.

New appointment viewing! Man, I really need to get DVR.

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Boston Idol

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Yeah, I thought "he's in a coma" was way too obvious, except it was so obvious that he got it and attempted to dismiss the world around him as a delusion. The people in that world responded appropriately as well, assuming that he was suffering from a concussion, but in frustration asking him "Why should you care if we aren't real?"

The contrast in cultures, particularly police culture, is also interesting. Not exactly the "good old days" which reminds us of how rapidly things change since the historical period in question is a mere thirty years ago.

Episode 1 is on tonight at 9PM on DirecTV on the west coast.

Highly recommended.

Edit: My favorite scene from episode two was when Sam walked into the bar in 1973 and tried to order a different year. "I'll have 1988 please, quick as you can!"


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