LIFE ON MARS:
Season 1 – After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI (Detective Chief Inspector) Sam Tyler (Jason O’Mara, pictured above, centre, with the cast) wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of “Sweeney”type policing, Mark III Cortinas and flared trousers. Assigned to the 125th Precinct Detective Squad of the New York City Police Department, Tyler had been living with his girlfriend and coworker, Detective Maya Daniels, who was kidnapped by a murderer the police were investigating. In the midst of this fiasco, Tyler was hit by a speeding car. He regains consciousness in the same spot in the year 1973, dressed in period civilian attire, carrying a period-accurate identity card with his badge and equipped with a vintage car, a 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle. He returns to his precinct house to find an unfamiliar early-1970s police squad, with contemporary equipment and culture he likens to being on another planet. Constantly conflicted between his 2006 values and the more corrupt, almost vigilante-style policing of the 70s, Sam’s bombarded by surreal visions and cryptic telephone calls, giving him confusing connections to 2006. He engages in an ongoing struggle to figure out what has happened to him, torn between his developing relationships in 1973 and his desire to return to 2006.
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