In an effort to keep everything in their proper perspective, I will - tonight, this very night - forgo world peace, global warming, and plots by myself and fellow debauched harlots of the liberal mainstream media to bring an end to the world-as-we-know-it ..... in order to kick-back in a comfy chair and watch television.
Ahhhhh, Tellee, you are my good, true friend. And I KNOW that at least some of you out there will understand. For Jimmy at Sticky Doorknobs, it's "American Idol" ..... for me, it's "Life on Mars"
Tonight, on BBC-America (Channel 343 on Suddenlink cable), the final episode of the series' second season airs, and American audiences will at last find out if Sam Tyler gets home. I've said it before ..... this BBC product has been one of the brightest lights on American television screens the past year-and-a-half.
And this DOES mark the end of Tyler's time- and mind-tripping odyssey. Many BBC television series have a limited run of seasons ..... in contrast to their American cousins who cling desperately to the vine, season after season, until long after the last drop of juice has been sucked away.
That's not to say, though, that fans of Life on Mars will be left with nothing to watch for. A spinoff of LOM, "Ashes to Ashes," featuring some of Tyler's old squad mates, premieres later this year on BBC - and we hope it jumps across the pond, and soon ..... also, an American version of 'Life on Mars' is being produced, and could air during the mid-season on ABC ..... and the star of BBC's Life on Mars, John Simm, is being mentioned as a candidate to become the Eleventh Doctor on that long-running British science-fiction story, Doctor Who.
As for tonight ..... good luck and Godspeed, Sam!