Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ 26th January 2020, 8:45 AM
For anyone interested LOM is being repeated on Drama, started with first two eps last night. I missed the start of it back then and hearing everyone say you have to see it from the beginning or it won't make sense I have waited till now. Can't believe 15 years have passed by since then. Where did they go?
Got me thinking, with Brexit do you think we'll magic back to 1973 just before we joined the common market? I don't see why not, EU won't be able to tell us off for being racist or sexist anymore and we'll have a racist and sexist PM. And if they elect Wrong Daily the opposition will be promoting a 4 day week with mass wild cat strikes just like we had in the 70s. LOM was prophetic - we are going back to pre PC where life was wonderful.
Can't really tell if your being tongue in cheek here or not. I'm pretty sure the creators of Life on Mars weren't motivated by a desire to restore a more sexist and racist era though!
The Three Day Week - that was under the Conservatives, of course. Edward Heath.
A great series, I agree (also available on Netflix(.
Oddly, a couple of the 'modern' aspects of the series have already dated badly in the 13 or 14 years since it was made.
1. On the very last episode, Sam's radio starts speaking to him directly again. Who's the DJ? That's right...it's Jimmy Saville! Obviously, an impressionist although the real thing was still alive then.
2. At one point, Sam confronts a skinhead and challenges his bigoted outlook and claims to be 'superior'. 'Superior to what?' 'Sam argues (or words to this effect). "An amoeba with special needs?"
Obviously, offensive to any amoeba watching.,,, But seriously folks, it obviously doesn't look great now that his first thought when wanting to suggest someone is inferior is to suggest they have special needs.
So glad Rood Eye is gone. It was impossible to discuss anything like this when he was around.