We all feel like jumping sometimes, Sam, only we don’t Rachelle Lefèvre puts in a great performance as the ﬁrst actress cast as the American Annie in US Life on Mars. Pity about the direction, the script, the set design … you get the idea.
It could have been worse I’m one of the ﬁrst to condemn how naff the ﬁnalé of US Life on Mars was. But it could have been worse had the original US remake been green-lighted. Set in Los Angeles in 1972, there are no characters we would recognize as Ray or Chris, and Irish star Jason O’Mara plays it straight American-beefcake. Some preferred Colm Meaney to Harvey Keitel as Gene Hunt, while Rachelle Lefèvre of the Twilight ﬁlms was the original American Annie Cartwright. The direction is terrible, and there’s none of that dissonance that we saw from the John Simm original (which made it so special).
Spanish Life on Mars is actually Quite Win, much to my surprise! Am a bit in love with Ana. (But I will never get over the fact that Gene’s name is Quin. It’s a cultural thing!)
Rubbish, it’s nothing like Spain—oh, hold on, it is! Wonderful! Glad someone has posted this. I love Sam, Quin, Ana, Raimundo (really) and Cristóbal. And Quintana—Spanish Litton!
Another US remake The American remake of … New Zealand series Outrageous Fortune, now called Scoundrels rather than Good Behavior. Virginia Madsen is a great casting choice—she wasn’t the originally considered actress, with Catherine O’Hara having done the pilot. But will it do better than the British remake, Honest, which was a pretty lame redo of the original? Will West Auckland translate to America? Or will they all wake up on a spaceship to Mars in 2035?
The good news is that New Zealanders earn some royalties from this, and that is something I can support. Because of that, I hope it does well.
30 Day TV Meme, day 05. A show you hate.
Я обычно стараюсь не смотреть сериалы, которые могу возненавидеть, а если и смотрю, то бросаю до того, как это случится. А заочно ненавидеть - не мое совсем. Но тут случай особый: благодаря знаменитому спойлеру финала испускаю рык при одном только упоминании.
A gene hunting mission Even in Russia they hated the ending.
The second Annie Cartwright Before she was Victoria in Twilight, she was Annie Cartwright. Well, for an unaired American remake pilot of Life on Mars. Gretchen Mol beneﬁted from better direction than what Rachelle Lefèvre received, so we never really got to see if the Canadian actress could have done the role justice. (Mol’s Annie had the surname Norris.)