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At last: all is revealed - and it'll blow your socks off!,
This review is from: Ashes to Ashes Series 3 [DVD]  (DVD)The writers of Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes do great endings. Who can forget the finale of Life on Mars, or the very satisfying tying up of loose ends in Ashes to Ashes series 1? Series 2 finished on a frustrating cliffhanger, leaving us hungry for this series when, presumably, all would be explained and everything would become clear...and, boy, does it deliver!
It's actually very difficult to write much about it without giving the game away which is a pity because it's only in the last episode when you discover how fiendishly clever it has all been and how many clues were provided along the way. What, for example is 'new guv' Jim Keats's agenda? Why do people keep seeing stars? Who is the mysterious young policeman with half his face blown off who haunts Alex from the first episode? And is Gene Hunt to be trusted?
Gene is even grouchier than usual in this series. It seems he has something on his mind...but what? And what of Sam from Life on Mars? How does he fit into all of this?
My mum reckons that you only need to watch the first and last episodes of each series to know exactly what's going on and that's probably true, but it would be like watching a football match kick off, popping to the pub and then returning five minutes before the final whistle.
Ah yes, the pub...
No, no, no. I really mustn't give anything away. Just watch it. It's great.
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Initial post: 22 May 2010 23:25:49 BDT
Mr. Stuart A. Foulkes says:
FAB REVIEW - right down to the reference to the PUB !... Ah, yes, The Pub.... love it !
Posted on 23 May 2010 16:15:55 BDT
Mr P. Edwards says:
liking the subtlety at the end there with the pub, i completely agree with you amazing series
Posted on 25 May 2010 15:07:30 BDT
T. D. Penhale-Jones says:
Great review...your subtle 'clues' are almost as good as the series!
In reply to an earlier post on 27 May 2010 00:34:07 BDT
J. Price says:
.... you are all driving me nuts! And thanks!!!! We are just getting to series 2 here in the US and as you can see -- I'm searching for clues. Best wishes!
Posted on 29 May 2010 17:05:03 BDT
we need to hear more about your mum.
In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2010 20:04:03 BDT
Agreed on all counts, even the mum comment.
Compare it to the total copout ending that was Lost and this is pure class.
Posted on 18 Jul 2011 17:14:27 BDT
V. J. Edwards says:
Lovely, subtle review that made me laugh in delighted recall. Well done for not giving anything away!
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