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Old October 16 2008, 10:03 AM   #1
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Life On Mars: "The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler" 10/16

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Old October 16 2008, 10:22 PM   #2
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So after seeing the pilot, who's staying onboard and who's jumping ship?
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Old October 17 2008, 12:09 AM   #3
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I'll probably give it another shot. This one's critical, though, they've got a lot of ground to make up.
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Old October 17 2008, 12:45 AM   #4
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Re: Life On Mars: "The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler" 10/16

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So after seeing the pilot, who's staying onboard and who's jumping ship?
I'm definitely sticking around. I thought the pilot kicked ass.
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Old October 17 2008, 01:37 AM   #5
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So after seeing the pilot, who's staying onboard and who's jumping ship?
I'm definitely sticking around. I thought the pilot kicked ass.
Same here.
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Old October 17 2008, 01:40 AM   #6
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Though I didn't think much of the premier (it mostly just inspired me to break out my dvds of the original and watch the whole first series again), I'm willing to give the American version another shot. Plus, whatever they filmed on my street didn't show up in the last episode, so I need to spot it tonight.
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Old October 17 2008, 03:06 AM   #7
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Re: Life On Mars: "The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler" 10/16

Heh, they almost kept the intro voice over. Obviously, they don't have time to waste though.
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Old October 17 2008, 03:11 AM   #8
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^I was wondering if they were going to keep it, and was kind of surprised that they did. So far, this isn't doing anything for me, though. I might just go back to my dvds.
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Old October 17 2008, 03:59 AM   #9
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They also borrowed the "armed bastards" line... but the delivery was so weak. I mean, that line was used in series 2 of the show I think? By that time, Hunt definitely earned it.
Here, I think the writers thought that the line was cool so they wanted to use it as soon as possible.
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Old October 17 2008, 04:07 AM   #10
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I gave up about half way through. This was pretty awful, even disregarding my positive view of the original -- it didn't just suck in comparison, it sucked all by itself. Sorry.

Although I did see my street, which was fun.
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Old October 17 2008, 04:16 AM   #11
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Too many of us, like myself and tsq for example, have seen the original and have been influenced by it. I think the writers of tonight's ep were taking us for granted. I also think that they adapted a story from the original that occurred later in the original show. It all seemed too "fit together," as if Sam had been there for quite some time and built the relationships we saw tonight.


Keitel also seems too reserved, as if he's concerned that by letting go and being more of an angry hard-ass that he'll be too much like Glenister's Hunt. If Keitel lets go and actually does act like an angry hard-ass, he'd sell me on his own portrayal.
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Old October 17 2008, 04:27 AM   #12
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Re: Life On Mars: "The Real Adventures of the Unreal Sam Tyler" 10/16

Loved it.

Why is everyone acting like the original was some untouchable artistic achievement? It was a great show... but the new version is at least as good.
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Old October 17 2008, 04:33 AM   #13
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The truth is, I only gave the second episode a shot because I enjoyed the original so much. If I'd never seen the original, I would've tuned out halfway through the first episode, not halfway through the second. I just disliked it. It's not very witty, talks down to the audience, and I find the lead uninteresting and uncharismatic.
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Old October 17 2008, 05:31 AM   #14
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Loved it.

Why is everyone acting like the original was some untouchable artistic achievement? It was a great show... but the new version is at least as good.
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Old October 17 2008, 11:45 AM   #15
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The truth is, I only gave the second episode a shot because I enjoyed the original so much. If I'd never seen the original, I would've tuned out halfway through the first episode, not halfway through the second. I just disliked it. It's not very witty, talks down to the audience, and I find the lead uninteresting and uncharismatic.
I agree. It's not so much that the original is untouchable, as the new one is a pale imitation, or at least feels that way to me.

ETA

I've just finished the second episode, and I think that will be the last one I watch, unless I hear there has been a vast improvement, or a big change that makes it worthwhile.
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