Ashes to Ashes (2008-2010)

In Amazing, BBC, Crime, period drama, Recommendation, series on 11/07/2011 at 9:04 pm

This brilliant series comes after Life on Mars (read that first, pretty please?) and takes us back to the glitzy 1980s at its best. This time, DCI Gene Hunt is faced with an even greater challenge to his set policing ways. He gets to deal with DI Alex Drake (Keeley Hawes), a psychological profiler. And a very attractive one too, for that matter. Hunt believes psychology is for nancies and he gets to do even more of his hilarious and highly creative ranting.

Meanwhile, Alex Drake was shot in the head in 2008 and needs to get back to her daughter Molly – unless she’s stuck in some freakish idea of afterlife. Ashes to Ashes is a bit more psychedelic and tense compared to Life on Mars. Also, the production designers went proper wild and Keeley Hawes makes the 1980s look smashingly fabulous.


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