I wish I could go back and see it again! I'd even repress my hatred of movie theaters, I loved it that much. :)
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(SPOILERS - might want to wait until you see it to click or you won't understand.)
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It's lost some of the charm season one had, which is a pity. And I miss non-evil!Ford. He was so naive and sweet. Season two was missing the awesome banter, although they get points for trying to explain tv to Teyla and Ronon. Overall, it was interesting, though, and I can't wait to watch season three after that cliff hanger.
So, I just finished Life on Mars (yes, I realize I'm like four years behind) and I loved it. I'm a bit uncomfortable with the ending though. I mean, Sam got back to his time/out of the coma and has his old life back (which was filmed in grays and blues, making it look impersonal and depressing to seem less appealing, I'm guessing) and then he flings himself off a building, back into the coma. Just, what? I thought he was all gung-ho about getting home? I'm assuming he missed life and the people back in '73, but he pretty much just killed himself. I'm not sure I'm okay with that.
And then, like the genius I am, I went on wikipedia to look up Ashes to Ashes, the sequel to Life on Mars, and accidently spoiled myself for the whole thing. Whoops. I do feel better, though, knowing that the world of '73 is a limbo for cops on their way to heaven. It's nice to know and not just to speculate. See? This is why I love watching tv shows a few years after they're over. New material comes out and I don't have to wait for the answers!
Anyway, with the new info I'm not sure how I feel about Gene apparently being the ferryman between limbo and heaven. That means he knew what was going on with Sam all along. And there's still the whole suicide thing. If '73 is the cop limbo, that means Sam did kill himself. I guess it's nice that he got to go with Annie and people he considered friends, but still. I don't think I'll ever be okay with advocating suicide. And knowing that my favorite characters are all apparently dead. I'm also assuming that Sam and Annie moved on to the afterlife in Ashes to Ashes, since they're not in the sequel, but everyone else still is?
I am sad that it's over, because it was a great show. Although I'm hesitant to watch Ashes to Ashes, since there's no Sam or Annie. I liked them. It would be interesting to see them portray the '80's, though, which is when Ashes to Ashes is set.
So, I've been watching season two of Leverage and they just did one of my absolute pet peeves. :( The introduction of Tara. I hate when a show plays a character to be one thing and then, at the end, has them do a 180 on their personality because they were messing with the main characters. From good to evil or just naive lawyer to grifter, it really pisses me off to form an opinion on a character based off their initial impressions, only to find out it's all been a lie. Now, I don't mind when it's a gradual thing and the audience is in the know. Like a previously evil character turning to good (Spike on Buffy is an example) or visa versa over an arc is okay, but when it's a surprise? I hate it. And I like Leverage. Why did they have to do that? What I previously though was just a fun outsider's POV on the gang (I love those) turned into an audition for her on their team. We didn't even get fake!Tara meeting and being freaked out by crazy!Parker, which is what I really wanted out of the episode. And how come Tara never plays any more uptight lawyers? She always gets the sexy roles now, and I really preferred her the other way. Oh well. She's not too bad on the team and I think Sophie comes back soon anyway.
Finished season one! It was pretty good. Some of the episodes were a bit melodramatic or drawn out, but overall it's entertaining and there are some laugh out loud parts. Plus, it's a mystery tv show. I love those. :D It does hit my embarrassment squick a bit, watching Sam pretty much go crazy in public, but I guess I can still hope that it's really a time travel plot. I've always preferred fantasy over psychological fiction. Requested the next season from the library. Can't wait to watch some more. Maybe I'll check out Ashes to Ashes after.
Also, I had no idea Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes were both named after David Bowie songs. I'm guessing the creaters are fans? Although they are great titles.
Further random title news: the song Life on Mars came out in 1973, which is the year Sam is stuck in.
Trying to get some writing done, but it isn't really working. I have a basic idea of what I want to do, but the characters need more fleshing out and they're being stubborn. :/ I suppose I shouldn't expect anything different, but ugh, sometimes I just want to shout at them, "just be helpful, okay?' They don't seem to like that much. :)