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Talk Back: "Life on Mars" Season Two

So hopefully you all tuned in and watched last night's two-hour installment of Life on Mars (well, two back-to-back one-hour episodes anyway), so here's your chance to talk back about the second season opener.

If you haven't yet seen the episodes in question, beware as there are spoilers lurking here.

(If you missed my advance review of the two episodes, click here to read.)

What was with that near-kiss between Annie and Sam? So tantalizingly close! I am happy, however, to see Annie join the CID as a plainclothes detective (a difference between the UK and potential US version, which already has Annie as a full detective when the pilot begins) as hopefully this will mean she finally gets a little bit of the respect she deserves.

One word: stinger.

I was completely stunned by that shocker of a telephone call in which Sam connected with the mysterious caller from Hyde, who promptly told him that he should not be contacting him as it's not part of "the plan." Hmmm, does this mean that Sam was intentionally sent back in time for a specific reason? And if so, who would be the people behind this and what is the connection to (A) the Colin Raimes serial killings investigation and/or (B) the car accident that left Sam for dead?

Theories, anyone?

What's On Tonight

8 pm: Kid Nation (CBS); Deal or No Deal (NBC; 8-10 pm); America's Next Top Model (CW); Pushing Daisies (ABC); Back to You/'Til Death (FOX)

9 pm: Criminal Minds (CBS);
Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants (CW); Private Practice (ABC); Kitchen Nightmares (FOX)

10 pm: CSI: New York (CBS); Dateline
(NBC); Dirty Sexy Money (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

8 pm: Pushing Daisies.

On tonight's episode
("Corpiscle"), Ned tries to heal the rift between him and Chuck while Emerson tries to get him to focus on their latest case involving a frozen insurance adjustor and scent expert Oscar Vibenius returns to discover what makes Chuck and Digby so utterly different. Uh-oh.

8 pm: America's Next Top Model.

On tonight's season finale
("The Girl Who Becomes America's Next Top Model"), the final three girls face off on a commercial and national print ad for corporate sponsor Cover Girl, get some advice from Jaslene, and then the final two compete in a runway show in the Forbidden City.

10 pm: Dirty Sexy Money.

No, sadly, it's not a new episode of Televisionary fave DSM but here's a chance for you all to catch the pilot episode once more, in which Nick inherits an sadistic and wealthy family to look after following his father's untimely death, and must deal with their every whine and complaint.

10 pm: Project Runway on Bravo.

Season Four of Bravo's Project Runway continues. On tonight's episode, the designers are challenged to do something involving seamless fashion transformations. Heh, seamless.


Anonymous said…
Definitely two fantastic episodes. I also thought it was great that Annie got promoted and maybe a little respect for a change. As for the man on the phone, maybe Sam was sent back in order to fix something in the past or to work out something in his own subconscious? Could he be under hypnosis? Weird. I can't wait to see what happens this season.

Did you hear about the sequel Ashes to Ashes?
I love this show!!! Both episodes were great but the first was my favorite as it grinded out the mystery of Tony Crane (both in the future and the past). Plus, it was fantastic seeing Annie as a hero. I'm glad they promoted her as that gives her more to do and more to prove and really puts her in the thick of it.

And the calls from Hyde are just....creepy. Totally creepy. I can't wait to see how this season unfurls!
Anonymous said…
Since I have already seen the entire show (I'm Swedish) I will not give anything away but I can tell you that the following episodes, particularly episode six, will be quite emotional. Not to mention the last episode. I remember watching the show when Sam recieved those phone calls. Yeah, they were creepy. You'll be surprised to know what they're about.
Anonymous said…
I wonder if we should pay more attention to what Harry Woolf said about the son killing the father....?

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