Life on Mars (BBC 1 2006-2007) was a brilliant show whose writers understood that great stories have a beginning, middle and definitive end. It’s premise is very simple, the situations that arise therein quite complex. It weaves together a few different genres in what seems like a police procedural as interpreted through literary magical realism.
I was really excited about this movie and it lived up to my expectations and then some. I read the books a few years back and while I am a fan of Alan Moore, and it is certainly a thoughtful and complex work, the original graphic novel left me a little cold. I respect it and enjoyed it, but it was more of a detached fascination then any real affection for the characters.
The recent release of BoA’s English debut, and Utada Hikaru’s 3rd English release switched on my rant button, and prompted me to search for articles on why non-English artists must release music in the language, and oftentimes ditch their native tongue, to get into their market.