Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Ashes to Ashes

The third season of Ashes to Ashes seems to be of pretty consistent high quality and joie de vivre. For better or worse, it's got more time-gimmicks than Life on Mars had - last week they vandalised the Blue Peter garden, and this week a policeman shot Ben Elton at the comedy store nightclub*. He was aiming for Bernard Manning.

As this milieu was where I lived in my early twenties I both feel a pleasant nostalgia and an almost irresistible urge to explain to you all how they have got it wrong, in each episode. 'It wasn't like that' and 'I was there' simultaneously. In the first series 'it wasn't like that' had the balance, this series not so much.

I was also wondering why they called Gene's rival entity 'Keats'. Surely, I was saying to myself, he should be Coleridge? Then it occurred to me: Samuel Tyler's Coleridge (badum-tish). I'm sure this coincidence of names is a retcon not a plan.

Do you think they'll bring Sam back for the last episode? I think so. meanwhile Gene told the fangirls off: 'You're obsessed woman!'

*Presumably changing the course of history. Comic history anyway.

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