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I realise I am about 2 years behind everyone else, but I have just finished watching Life on Mars!

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Aimsmum Wed 17-Sep-08 21:35:47

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themoon66 Wed 17-Sep-08 21:41:38

Wonderful isn't it grin

Ashes to ashes wasn't as dark and deep. I also felt setting it in London didn't quite work as Gene Hunt didn't travel well.

Raahh Wed 17-Sep-08 21:44:07

OOOH! you are so lucky. it was great,wasn't it?

O.k, so Ashes doesn't have Sam, and Keeley Hawews is a bit odd- but did get bad press, but tis still a really good watch. Gotta love the Gene-genie!

Raahh Wed 17-Sep-08 21:45:32

I agree,as a Manc, the Manchester setting seemed to work better. Or maybe was cos i kept location spotting!

Aimsmum Wed 17-Sep-08 21:52:05

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TheGreatScootini Wed 17-Sep-08 21:53:21

Lovely John Simm..not arf..Ashes to Ashes good but not as good..
My favourite Gene-ism..

'Its 5 o Clock, its tea time, and im 'avin- hoops!'I love it!!

retiredgoth Wed 17-Sep-08 21:54:17

......Ashes to Ashes was uber-camp nonsense. The plots were ludicrous and the explanations for the transplant to London were ultra flimsy.

...the whole series was just a vehicle for a few easy and obvious anachronistic jokes and an 80s soundtrack.

Needless to say I loved it.

TheGreatScootini Wed 17-Sep-08 21:57:33

I wanted ALL of Keeley Hawes clothes..and I havent even got nostalgia as an excuse as I wasnt old enough at the time to know about that stuff smile

retiredgoth Wed 17-Sep-08 22:01:34

....there was no excuse for Ms Hawes spending the entire first episode seemingly clad only in stockings.

But hey. Who needs excuses.

Aimsmum Wed 17-Sep-08 22:11:42

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Aimsmum Thu 18-Sep-08 11:29:25

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Aimsmum Sat 20-Sep-08 17:35:07

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themoon66 Sun 21-Sep-08 00:38:51

I did warn you.....

MrsJohnCusack Sun 21-Sep-08 02:01:16

I only watched Life on Mars a few months back - fab isn't it!

haven't tried Ashes to Ashes yet - don't want to be disappointed (I loved John Simm as well so I would miss him...)

S1ur Sun 21-Sep-08 02:04:03

I thought it looked shoit, and so avoided it.

SO it is good eh? hmm, what other things is it like?

PortAndLemon Sun 21-Sep-08 20:33:29

Life on Mars? Sort of like The Sweeney crossed with Lost, except not. That should explain it to you nicely grin.

Couldn't get into Ashes to Ashes, but will probably pick it up on DVD sometime when someone is doing a special offer.

Aimsmum Mon 22-Sep-08 20:50:29

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ScummyMummy Mon 22-Sep-08 20:52:03

I loved life on mars.
ashes to ashes is ok. not as good but worth a watch.

NotDoingTheHousework Mon 22-Sep-08 20:53:27

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MaloryDontDiveItsShallow Mon 22-Sep-08 20:55:28

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luckylady74 Mon 22-Sep-08 20:58:02

How so notdoingthehousework?

luckylady74 Mon 22-Sep-08 20:59:26

My fil was an inspector and on the murder squad in the 70s and says other than the time travelling it's very realistic!

NotDoingTheHousework Mon 22-Sep-08 21:01:19

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welliemum Mon 22-Sep-08 21:16:20

I'm reading this thread squinting through my fingers because I'm terrified of seeing spoilers. grin

We've just got it on DVD and I've seen 3 episodes so far and I love it. And am developing a huge crush on John Simm I think John Simm is a really good actor.

Aimsmum Mon 22-Sep-08 21:36:11

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