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We know Major Tom's a Junkie...,
This review is from: Ashes To Ashes - Series 2 - Complete [DVD]  (DVD)
Like many others I was seduced by Life On Mars' heady mix of action, intrigue, and police brutality. I also enjoyed Ashes to Ashes series 1, once I'd got used to Alex 'Bols' Drake and how different she is from Sam Tyler. However, this second series of Ashes to Ashes is absolutely superb; it just keeps getting darker as the episodes pass, and with the likes of Roger Allam as the sinister DCC Mackintosh jumping on board, the quality just keeps going up too.
Gene Hunt retains his brashness and caustic wit from the earlier series', but it is clear that his morality is more in line with that of Alex, and the relationship between the two has become more ambigious as Drake leans more heavily on him in her quest to return home. The episode where Gene joins the masons, and the ongoing intrigue caused by the seeming presence of another of Alex's contemporaries from 2010, are just two of the great aspects of this series, and I have high hopes that series 3 (currently being broadcast) will see this outstanding series go out on a high.