I learned over the weekend that ABC has not renewed Life on Mars. While I'm disappointed, I'm not surprised. Over recent years I've discovered that if I really enjoy a show (Firefly, for example), it will be cancelled.
The rumors I've read say they will at least do a final episode that answers the questions about just how did Sam end up in 1973.
I will merely suggest that you take an hour one Wednesday and watch it. It comes on at 10:00 EDT. What I've liked the most is the cast. Jason O'Mara has that perfect befuddled look, yet he's ready to throw a punch or screw the boss's daughter in the file room (oops!). Michael Imperioli just looks great in his 70's hair and mustache. (I'll admit I loved him in The Sopranos too. And I actually think he looks better in the 70's hair.) And Harvey Keitel, what can I say?
I suppose after it finishes, I'll have to buy the original BBC version on DVD and give it a watch. Meanwhile, I'll enjoy the last few episodes with the American cast. Final episode is showing on April 1, if I remember correctly.
However, ABC is starting a new show tonight with Nathan Fillion (our beloved Malcolm Reynolds) called Castle. I'll admit, he makes it worth giving it a watch.
Ok, I'm off to do real work now.