“Life On Mars” Gets A Little Dusty

Oct 24th, 2008 // 3 Comments

Last night’s episode of Life On Mars was a little bit heavy-handed script-wise for me, with the somewhat mawkish way that it handled its Important Statements About How Far Society’s Attitudes Toward Homosexuality Have Come In The Past 35 Years (Complete With Button-Pushing Kid), but who can argue with shots of old subway entrances and Dusty Springfield being included on the soundtrack? “Just A Little Lovin’,” from the 1969 classic Dusty In Memphis, snaked its way into the show, much to my ears’ delight. [YouTube]


  1. Anonymous

    I couldn’t get through more than 10 minutes of this show last night…

    The U.K. original smokes this abomination for brunch…

    And yeah…I feel SORRY for that great D.S. track…

    Miles better than the dreck that the show is…

    Long live the Gene Genie!

  2. Anonymous

    Yeah but Christuffa Moltisanti is in this one! With a handlebar mustache and feathered hair!

  3. Luke N Atmaguchi

    Don’t know how many of the music cues are straight lifted from the U.K. original, but there are nice choices every show so far. “Reflections Of My Life” by The Marmalade, episode’s unifying theme, expertly woven into the plot. (Or, it was super fun to hear it, how I miss the classic Oldies format on free broadcast radio, oh yeah and some silly shenanigans are scrolling on screen.)

    Totally unexpected (by me, anyway) extra-musical nugget in this episode [don't worry, no spoiler]: the hippie radical leader says to the lead shamus, “You look like a star, but you’re out on parole.” Non-sequitur on face, but also a line from Mott the Hoople’s “All the Way From Memphis,” the unifying theme from last week’s episode !!!

Leave A Comment