Since Ashes to Ashes is (thankfully) finishing tonight, it seems appropriate to show what Life on Mars is like in other countries. Now, we've already looked at Life on Mars in the US in some detail. So let's go Spanish today, with Antena 3's La chica de ayer (The Girl from Yesterday), in which the Spanish police detective Samuel Santos leaves 2009 and finds himself in 1977, where has to take the orders of the old school Joaquín "Quin" Gallardo and deal with his fellow officers, Raimundo García and José Cristóbal Mateo. But there is the upside of the lovely Ana Valverde.
Is he loco, in a coma, or back in time? No sabe.
I have a very small idea about what they're saying in these vids, but six weeks of Teach Yourself Instant Spanish didn't give me much insight into murder investigations, desgraciadamente. You can see more videos at the Antena 3 web site, and hopefully work out what's different for yourselves.
CBS's turn to show us what new shows it has lined up for the Fall to replace the seven it's just cancelled. After the jump, vids from $#*! My Dad Says (William Shatner), Blue Bloods (Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan), The Defenders (Jim Belushi, Jerry O'Connell), Hawaii Five-O (Alex O'Loughlin, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park) and Mike & Molly (Melissa McCarthy, Swoosie Kurtz).
It's time to look at ABC's new shows for Fall 2010, including vids from Mr Sunshine (Matt Perry), Detroit 187 (Michael Imperioli), My Generation, The Whole Truth, Off the MapBody of Proof (Dana Delaney), Better Together and Happy Endings (Elisha Cuthbert). So, no clip of No Ordinary Family (Julie Benz, Michael Chiklis), but if you're in the US, you can watch clips from all the new shows here.
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I'm Rob Buckley, a freelance journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of, although you might have heard me on Radio 5 Live's Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I've edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for trade magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider and the equally short-lived Death Ray and Filmstar magazines; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it "web site for urban hedonists" The Tribe. I'm freelance now and have contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network and TV Scoop.