LIFE ON MARS (ABC, 2008-09) Number of Episodes: 17
Although Life on Mars could be classified as a police procedural, the remake (it was originally a British show) went one step further, transporting the main character, Det. Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara) — and viewers — back to the '70s after a horrific car wreck. The story lines were driven by the conflict between Sam's modern-day values and the corrupt attitudes of New York City in the wild 1970s. No detail — right down to the 8-track tapes and the sideburns — was overlooked.