Life on Mars (UK): Series 2 (2007)



Critic Consensus: Life on Mars' cleverly written second season maintains the show's perfect balance of wit and grit, as Sam faces new and even more perplexing obstacles back in time.


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Air date: Dec 11, 2007
Air date: Dec 11, 2007
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Series 2 starts with Sam worrying that his life is in danger in 2006. Later Sam hears some distressing news and begins to hear the voice of his girlfriends from the future.


John Simm
as Sam Tyler
Philip Glenister
as Gene Hunt
Liz White
as Annie Cartwright
Marshall Lancaster
as Chris Skelton
Dean Andrews
as Ray Carling
Noreen Kershaw
as Phyllis Newton
Emmet Brown
as Glenn Fletcher
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Critic Reviews for Life on Mars (UK) Series 2

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

It transcends television to become, simply, superb entertainment.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Like the first eight installments, Life on Mars Series 2 represents another masterful example of this old school detecting vs. new world law enforcement ideal.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The cast is engaging, the writing is smart, and in the end, there is a real satisfaction to its conclusion.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

I had high hopes that last night's series finale was going to be a meticulously planned, expertly written masterstroke...Though still entertaining and fun, this did not happen.

Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: 7.4/10 | Full Review…

In honor of the return of one of my favorite shows-a tentative return, but a return nonetheless-I'll go with an old standby.

Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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It ended with magic sprinkled all around, leaving us all to believe what we wanted to believe. I'll happily settle for that.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…
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Fans of procedural dramas will enjoy Life on Mars, since it takes the genre one step further -- not only is the lead solving crimes, he's solving crimes that will help him crack the larger mystery of his girlfriend's whereabouts.

Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Life on Mars...offered just enough charm, chuckles, and savory plot twists to buoy viewers along for 16 extremely painless episodes.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

One of the charms of "Life on Mars" is its reluctance to overindulge in '70s nostalgia. You never feel as if you are watching "The Mod Squad" with tea.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

It's often said how the best screenwriting these days takes place on TV rather than film. Life on Mars furthers that claim.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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