Was at the Barnes & Noble store yesterday and I noticed that they were selling the DVD of the Life on Mars TV series. When I picked up the box I noticed that none of the actors displayed on the box looked familar. It turns it this not of the ABC series but rather the original BBC series.

Just finished watching the first episode which seemed to me that it run over a hour or so. While I missed watching the early episodes of the ABC series there are some things that seem to be the same. For instance the 1970's Sam wears a black leather jacket, Gene Hunt is there as well as Chris and Annie (with a different last name) but no Ray.