Commentary: Ashes to Ashes

I watched the last episode of Ashes to Ashes this morning and it was a decent end to a very good show. Having come to it in the second season and never seen Life on Mars, I still found the stories interesting and I loved the 80’s feel. Keeley Hawes is great as DI Alex Drake although I wonder if she’s a bit of a Time Lord considering how many period pieces she’s done. Philip Glenister is excellent as DCI Gene Hunt who was in Life on Mars also. He always had some great lines in every show and really portrayed “mean cop with a heart of gold way, way, way deep inside” well. Ashes to Ashes is one of those series that could be transplanted or shown straight on mainstream American TV and do okay.

 

Well better than Life on Mars did.

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