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Not as good as Life on Mars
on 3 November 2009
Finished Series One last night. Absolutely a fan of Gene Genie, but the female lead character is just annoying and uninteresting. By mid series you are wishing she would just go home and leave the show to rest of the cast, at the end of the series you just don't care. The actress is good; however, the character she is saddled with just is whiny and a drag.
The show has its moments, but the best ones are with Glenister. One major step forward with this show over Life on Mars is you see a lot more depth to the characters Ray and Chris (to include Shaz). Another interesting thing is how the series looks at the events that to us are history, but to them are current events. The views of the department give it a unique life.
Household consensus is we are not that interested in series 2 or beyond. LOM lasted 2 series, A2A should have lasted 1.