Monday, December 17, 2007
Life on Mars
I should first say that I really enjoyed this series (watched it all on DVD) with lots of echoes of Thomas Covenant's dilemmas, cracking characterisation and effective realisation of the environment of 1973. Having said that.... I just had the sense it could have been so much more. I suspect the original story was geared around a single series, and when it became obvious that it was successful it got padded out across two - but the padding didn't really work and there wasn't enough plot development to sustain interest. I might change my mind if I rewatch it, and the rewatching reveals more than I was first aware of, but I doubt it.
Very good though, and I'll certainly watch the planned sequel. Four out of five.