Life on Mars (U.S.)

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Intriguing remake of UK time-travel/cop show.

ABC Drama 2008

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 1 review

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Community Reviews

age 13+

Intriguing and funny

I really enjoy watching this show because it involves topics and ideas that would seem completely ludicrous now, but were acceptable in the times, which makes you think about how the world and society are changing. I like how the overall story has arched up to this point and am glad each episode does a bit to incorporate it while adding depth to the characters and tying up loose ends, just to add others. Some of the language can be a bit strong for younger viewers, but the concept and execution of the story are great!

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