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Sado-masochism time?

But, like a bloody mess of a train wreck, I can't look away.

I'm about to watch the premiere of the American 'Life on Mars'.

Wish me luck. *gulps nervously*

Edit: Not bad. Could have been a hell of a lot worse. If I hadn't known about the original version, I could easily see myself getting really, majorly sucked into this. There was a startling shot back at the beginning that was a bit sucker-punch to the gut good. HOWEVER. My apologies to Mr. Keitel, but you are not Gene Hunt. Is it too late to re-cast the role? In my biased point of view, it just isn't working. Although they apparently did title the episode with a line from a song by The Who, which always gets props from me. Damnit, I need a Phillip Glenister fix now...


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Oct. 12th, 2008 08:58 pm (UTC)
It was interesting, but what I've managed to see of the John Simm version, the American version just isn't the same as the original.

PS is there any chance of more mysterious ways anytime soon? *grins hopefully* I really love your writing! It's beautiful (and addicting)!!
Oct. 12th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, I agree totally. The American version isn't terrible, but it's missing that sparkling chemistry that the BBC one has (courtesy of John Simm and Phillip Glenister, imho...). I highly recommend making it through the entirety of the BBC version, then if you feel like it checking out the spin-off. Good times. :)

As for Mysterious Ways, yes more is coming. I've got part nine written, and part ten is half done. It may be even slower in coming though, some real life stuff has popped up that's going to cut down some of my writing time. But be assured, more is coming, and the story will eventually be completed. :) I'm really glad you like it! :)
Oct. 12th, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I don't get BBC America so I've been trying to find Life on Mars online. Managed to find some clips on youtube that made me really want to see the rest. I think I've found a site to see the whole thing, but it loads so slowly!! Thanks for responding to my comment earlier!!!
Oct. 13th, 2008 03:25 am (UTC)
Oh, it's my pleasure! In regards to Life on Mars, it's totally worth it to hunt down the original version. Maybe I'm biased but I adore the way the characters are written. I actually just re-watched the second episode of the BBC one tonight, and it's amazing the difference - the way Sam and Gene get along there is so brilliant the new guys just won't compare. If you want a place to find the BBC's Life on Mars, try the lj community lifein1973, they may have some links to it. You may have to friend them though to find the posts. If that doesn't work, let me know and I'll see what I can do with my own copies on my comp. Anything to spread the joy! :)
Oct. 14th, 2008 05:08 pm (UTC)
I have to agree with you on this... the beginning sucker punch scene nearly had me in tears.... and yeah, Keitel sucks. Oh well... we'll always have Phil, right?
Oct. 14th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. That scene, especially for us given our background, was like falling off the chair with a sucker punch to the kidneys. Which actually made for good TV. Unfortunately that was the highlight of the episode. *sigh*

I wouldn't say that Keitel sucks, but he's just not the right man to play Gene Hunt. Frankly, at this point, there's only one man who is and that's Philip Glenister. Although the only good thing about this casting is that it means they won't screw up Ashes to Ashes either...we can discuss this more later, otherwise I could end up typing a novel here.

Oh! Just got my official acceptance letter in the mail! Yaye. :D
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