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wel, well, I am finally turned,
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This review is from: Ashes to Ashes - Complete BBC Series 1-3 (New Packaging) [DVD] (DVD)
I really loved Life on Mars, really did. Must have been the combination of John Simm and Phil G. So when Ashes to Ashes arrived minus JS and Annie, I was gutted. How could they possibly redo LOM? Well they did and they didnt. The first series pretty much ignored LOM and only in the third series did they attempt to tie everything up. I hated A2A when I first watched it but, seeing Glennister in Mad Dogs wetted my appetite to see more of him. I then watched the last ep of series three and loved it. So now having the chance to see it all again I have to review my thoughts. Yes, Alex Drake is good and yes all the rest of the team work well. The scifi feel of LOM is largely absent and it certainly is more of a straight cop series, but even so it does have a great atmosphere and the finale is, well, gripping. Open your eyes LOM lovers, this is still good stuff, but in a different way and can be appreciated for that.