Excellent stuff, I'll admit to thinking the opposite when the series was being mooted before broadcast, however John Simm is an actor who seems only prepared to appear in decent stuff.
I'm sure a series 1 DVD will be out soon, the BBC in recent years have made a pile on other releases, (recently, the 5 millionth DVD of 'The Office' was sold).
But Life On Mars is cracking stuff, naturally someone like me who still thinks 'The Sweeney' is still the best TV
cop show ever, I would like a show that is an unashamed homage to it.
BBC Cardiff seems to be the centre of excellence for new BBC drama, look at 'Dr Who', so easy to make a mess of, but turned out a triumph.
Aside from Channel 4's 'Shameless', and BBC's positively evil political comedy 'The Thick Of It', Life On Mars is about the only programme worth watching right now.
Can you imagine ITV doing this now (30 years ago yes, The Sweeney being an example), 'Life On Mars' with Ross Kemp in the lead role?