The Ashes To Ashes Thread

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  1. liketom macrumors 601

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  2. DAC47 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that was great;)

    i much prefer the 80's music to the Life on Mars era
     
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    I wasn't too happy with that first episode. Doesn't have the Life on Mars magic, since she knows what's going on. I don't think it's going to have the same impact as LoM but we'll see.

    And what's up with taking successful northern TV shows and moving them south?! Get your own :p;)
     
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    It starts off with the new main character (Alex) reading about Sam's story. She then ends up back in time trying to trigger the same "future" messages that Sam got. It's basically playing on the first series an awful lot, Gene Hunts as weak as a pansy but has been given some kind of theme tune, the new hang out is an Italian. It's horribly diluted and lacks the intensity of the first series.

    But the music is friggin fantastic.
     
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    I enjoyed it. It's worth a watch

    gotta be honest i though Life on Mars was a bit overrated
    it was good but not that good IMHO





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  7. liketom thread starter macrumors 601

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    Zippy & George was fab:D

    music was cool too

    "Don't move , your surrounded by armed b******'s"
     
  8. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Ashes to ashes, funk to funky
    We know Major Toms a junkie

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    I'm too old for this forum...
     
  9. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    Dammit, missed it!
    iPlayer to the rescue some point this weekend...
     
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    Hmmmmmmmmmm I wasn't sure about that! Filling Sam's shoes will be a tough job. John Sim is a good actor, he knew just how to play it.

    I'd say the first episode was clumsy but it might get better...
     
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    FIRE UP THE QUATTRO!!!

    :D
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    :D
    :D

    Next week, everyone get ready to hit 88.....

    De Lorean!

    :eek:
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  12. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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    Recorded it on SKY+ to watch on Sunday, looks like I'm hiding from this thread until then.
     
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    Haven't watched the show(s), but:

    "Ashes To Ashes" and "Life On Mars" are two David Bowie songs. Any significance to that?
     
  14. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Oh Yes!
     
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    While I was doing training to work for Apple last october, they were filming round the corner. It was near liverpool street/moorgate somewhere.

    It was a little odd to walk through the set at first as obviously i was unaware that it was going on, plus seeing the type of cars and policemen in the area before seeing any cameras/trailers..
     
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    Watched it 'live' and going to watch it again on iPlayer.
    OMG, the cars, the music, the fashion. :eek::D I'm 6 years old again (and I remember John Lennon getting shot!)

    I thought Life on Mars was excellent too, I've always wanted a Capri.
     
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    If it makes you feel any better, we annexed Grange Hill off them, started filming it in Liverpool (although the on-screen location changed from London to an unnamed city) and got it axed. That'll teach 'em. ;)

    I wasn't massively impressed with Ashes To Ashes, but I'm prepared to give it a bit of time to see how it develops. The soundtrack was rather splendid, though. :cool:
     
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    "Not scratching this baby"

    :)

    Anyone else noticed just how chubby the "old" New Romantics were in the nightclub.

    Lots of Duran Duran fans 26 years and 5 stones later...
     
  19. Queso macrumors G4

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    So far I'm enjoying it. I love it when the main character is so damn sure of herself but gets it wrong. I wonder whether that's building to a realisation that her "fantasy" is actually more real than either her or Sam in Life on Mars realised.
     
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    I'm enjoying it so far; that clown freaks me out.
     
  21. Phil A. Moderator

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    Enjoyable TV but not as good as Life on Mars so far. I find the Alex character mildly annoying which doesn't help: Hopefully she'll calm down a bit as the series progresses.
    It's still better than a lot of the rubbish that gets put on our screens so I'm happy to continue watching it :)
     
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    Just finished watching the latest episode on iPlayer, didn't want to come in this thread in case there were any spoilers. Liking the new series and loving iPlayer.
     
  23. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    Ashes to Ashes... I was thinking Faith No More, but Bowie is still awesome.
     
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    It was a Bowie song with a famous video hence the white face character.
     
  25. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040

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    I wasn't debating about how good it was (and I've seen the video clip many a time, big fan), I'm also a Faith No More fan so as soon as I see Ashes To Ashes I think of those magnificent bastards....
     

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