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Months after a near-fatal car crash sends him hurtling back to the year 1973, Police Detective Sam Tyler begins to give up hope that he'll return to his former life. Nonetheless, he rises through the ranks of the department, despite clashes with his morally lax boss, Detective Chief Inspector Gene Hunt. Sam gets a further surprise when a new member joins their team: Glenn Fletcher, a new recruit who, Sam knows, will grow into the chief inspector who mentors Sam back in his future life.
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review by . August 21, 2009
A creative, original story that's purposely vague and confusing about its true mythos, with enough heart and grit to its crime-of-the-week stories and character insights to justify it. You're supposed to be as much of a fish out of water as Sam Tyler is, you're only supposed to know as much as him, to see what he sees - you piece together the mystery of what's going on along with him, and it creates that much more of an involved experience. It's more empathy than sympathy, in that you're on the …
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