• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 9, 2008
  • Season #: 1
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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 98 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 87 out of 98
  2. Negative: 10 out of 98

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Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
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  1. Based on a popular BBC series, Life on Mars, like Mad Men, makes a long-ago era feel both alien and nostalgic, like in the sweet moment where Sam wanders into a record store and just beams.
  2. If the ambition of the pilot continues, American television may get another remake right. We'll have our first hint this next week. In the meantime, enjoy the pilot.
  3. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    83
    The premise of ABC's Life on Mars is ludicrous but irresistible.