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Life on Mars--the British original--had me until the finale. Doing a running jump off a roof after being given a second chance at life by a pioneering surgeon sticking his neck out doesn't seem very life-affirming to me. Or worthy of audience praise. Just more European nihilism. What makes this time different than the coma he learned he was in? He's dead now. I bet that puts a crimp in the dreaming process.
People hated the American ending where it turned out that they were all in an artificial coma for a long Mars mission. No one killed themselves after. That more a reflection of "people" than the alternative ending.
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