Monday 2 March 2009
Ashes to Ashes
As previously alluded to I have been having an unscheduled duvet weekend because of a cold. I quite enjoy having lashings of elderflower cordial and tea and catching up on films/ tv/ radio.
Yesterday saw me mostly re watching Ashes to Ashes the, in my opinion, excellent follow on to Life on Mars.
I actually prefer Ashes to Ashes to Life on Mars which I gather from generally reading of reviews is unusual. I don't know if it's because I am a child of the eighties (just!) but I just find all the references in this one more applicable to me- even though I was about a month old when this is set. The fact they spend all their downtime in an Italian trattoria drinking jugs of chianti, the huge clunky walkmans that are cool, the thatcherite boys and coral lipsticked girls (I wonder what perfume Alex Drake wears?).
I love the soundtrack, ultravox, the clash, duran duran, the stranglers- it all sounds so bizarrely fresh on this show where it doesn't always on my radio. Plus there's the cars and the fashions, the way this is put together you can sort of see why they thought they looked good while revelling in how bad they look too.
Then there is Gene Hunt. I have to say I love a real man and he is nothing if not that.
I have been trawling the internet to see when the next series starts but so far it seems there is no definite date- but it should be late March to early April. I can't wait!