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Ashes to Ashes on TV

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Disgruntled Goat, 28 Mar 2008.

  1. Disgruntled Goat

    Disgruntled Goat New Member

    It wasn't very good was it? A travesty of 'Life on Mars'. And there's going to be a new series:rolleyes:
     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    I've watched worse. And it keeps Mrs KH happy. The music makes it better than it is at times.
     
  3. Chris James

    Chris James Über Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
    It is really of my era (born 1971), has Keeley Hawes in it (who I fancy lots) and has basically the same plot and cast as Life on Mars (which I liked a lot).

    Yet it was crap.

    Disappointing really. My wife wants the soundtrack CD which will probably be the best bit of it.
     
  4. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Exactly the same for Mrs richp. She likes a bit of tosh to wind down and I watch it with one eye over the top of the paper, listening to the soundtrack.
     
  5. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Yeah, bit of a parody of the original series but I felt that it did flesh Gene Hunt out a bit more.
    It was strange that the series was set 8 years later yet none of the characters had apparently aged...
     
  6. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    I quite liked it, but it wasn't as good as Life on Mars...
    I missed a crucial 2 minutes towards the end (thanks daughter's guitar teacher :wacko:) ... haven't got time to watch it on iPlayer at the mo, anyone care to PM me the main details?
     
  7. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Gene ended up being the bomber but Drakey was already impregnated with his sperm from a fling in the back of his car just as the bomb exploded.
     
  8. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    yeah, it hasn't held my attention - well not enough to compete with Mitchell and Webb on 2, so I've only been seeing the last half of the last 6 episodes.

    Somehow the period detail wasn't quite as amusing as the 70's. Perhaps too close to be nostalgia, and not quite different enough....

    Mind you, I think Life on Mars, although great from the start, got better in series two, so maybe Ashes to Ashes will settle down a bit?
     
  9. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    I actually enjoyed the series even though I wasn't expecting to. They mostly played it for laughs which was probably the right way to go.

    However I thought last night's episode was a big disappointment.
     
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I'm still enjoying it on Sky+, got a few episodes to catch up.

    Yeah, not as good as LOM but still well worth watching in my view.
     
  11. SheilaH

    SheilaH Guru

    It was different to Life on Mars, and enjoyable if you were able to resist the temptation to compare the two. Was taken out for dinner last night and so missed the final episode...
     
  12. goo_mason

    goo_mason Champion barbed-wire hurdler

    Location:
    Leith, Edinburgh
    Once we got past the annoying 'good morning, imaginary constructs' nonsense in the first 2 epsiodes, I really enjoyed the series. Left me laughing like a drain many times - simple, entertaining fun.
     
  13. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    I loved it. It helps of course that Gene Hunt is my role model,and I fancy the pants off him
     
  14. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    I gave up after the first 2 episodes, bit of a let down
     
  15. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    Pretty dire stuff gave up halfway through episode 2 I think, am pretty surprised the BBC have commissioned another series of it.