4.5 Better than Life on Mars!!! FormerlySWM | 21/05/2009 | See all FormerlySWM's reviews (13) This surpasses Life on Mars in every way, simply because of the chemistry between Hunt and Drake, and it is far superior to the first series. The key to this series is Gene Hunt's magnificent one liners like 'being impaled on another man's baton!' simply brilliant watching!!!